Honoring Burt Reynolds

As an actor, stuntman, producer and director, Burt Reynolds had an unparalleled career. Having lived in Jupiter, FL for most of his life, he was a key player in the Palm Beach County film and theatre communities, navigating his roles as an international superstar and dedicated teacher with style and grace. 

On September 6, 2018 we lost not just an icon, but an ally and friend. Burt Reynolds was a staunch supporter of The Palm Beaches Student Showcase of Films (SSOF) and a mentor of up-and-coming talent.

For 25 years, the SSOF has awarded Palm Beach County high school seniors his scholarship to help create a path for students seeking a career in the film and television industry by providing financial assistance for college.

The SSOF will continue to honor excellence in filmmaking, as well as the legacy of Burt Reynolds, by providing scholarships in his name for years to come. Please consider a donation to the Burt Reynolds Scholarship Fund. 100% of the donations received will go directly to the scholarship fund. Donations are not tax deductible.

Should you wish to donate by check, please make check out to:
Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission, Inc.

In the memo of the check, please record the following:
c/o Burt Reynolds Scholarship Fund

Mailing Address:
Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission, Inc.
Attn: Michelle Hillery
2195 Southern Boulevard, Suite 520
West Palm Beach, FL  33406

Phone: 800.745.3456 or 561-233-1000

Burt Reynolds Scholarship applicants are required to submit a demo reel, write an essay, collect teacher recommendations and perform community service. Mr. Reynolds played a vital role in the selection process, personally meeting each scholarship finalist, delving deeply into their character, talent and aspirations. His keen observations never missed a beat and each student he encountered would be forever changed. He relished his time getting to know aspiring student filmmakersMr. Reynolds always insisted on presenting the award personally at the annual SSOF red-carpet award show. No words can accurately express just how much he will be missed.

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