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The Michael Welborn/Grace Hagedorn Education Grant

The Michael Welborn/Grace Hagedorn Grant is an education grant funded with profits from our Annual CPNA Tour of Homes.

Last year the Florida Native Class from Monarch Learning Academy was awarded the grant for their Jump Tree Project.

Any Public or Private School in College Park is eligible to apply for the $500 grant. Grants are blind reviewed by a committee of community members and educators. Recipients are chosen based on educational value, historical value, civic value, community based research, service learning experience, and creativity. Information on how to apply for the grant will be delivered to our schools before post planning in May.

Deadline to apply is Saturday October 27th 2018

Michael Welborn 

During the 27 years he lived in Orlando, the late Michael Welborn made major contributions to the community in general and particularly to the cause of historic preservation.

publix_sign.pngWhile serving the College Park Neighborhood Association as Historical Committee co-chair and Vice-president he was instrumental in saving the landmark Publix sign at Edgewater Drive and in rescuing the bird frescoes now installed at the College Park Community Center. The frescoes, by noted artist Sam Stoltz, were part of Stoltz’s 1930’s work at the Dubsdread Clubhouse. Monitoring the 1990-1991 remodeling of the clubhouse daily, Michael averted the frescoes’ destruction.

Michael also chaired the City’s Historic Preservation Board, served on the boards of the Historical Society of Central Florida and the United Way, and was active in politics. He was an account executive for AT&T.

After Michael’s untimely death in 1999, 

the College Park Neighborhood Association voted to name a scholarship in his memory. 

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