Hemingway Look-Alike Society Scholarship Fund

Thank you for considering a gift to the Hemingway Look-A-Like Society Scholarship Fund.

The fund was started in 2007 to honor Ernest Hemingway’s legacy and inspire students by providing scholarships to graduating Key West High School seniors. The Hemingway Days Festival, held in Key West every July since 1981, honors the famous author who wrote classics, including “For Whom the Bell Tolls” and “To Have and Have Not” while living in Key West. One of the highlights of the festival has always been the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest at Sloppy Joe’s Bar, the Key West establishment where the author was a regular patron during his decade-long residence on the island in the 1930s. No longer just a party for bearded men, their family and friends, the Look-Alike Society embraces a higher purpose – to raise money each year to provide scholarships for deserving students. “Partnership with the Community Foundation allows us to continue awarding scholarships as we pursue our goal of building an endowment fund that will be sustainable over the long term,” said 1986 Look-Alike winner Fred Johnson.

To learn more about the Hemingway Look-Alike Society, visit www.papalookalikes.com.

A separate fund is held with the College of the Florida Keys Foundation providing scholarships for its students.

If you are a Key West High School student and would like to apply for the scholarship, contact Lydia.Estenoz@keysschools.com

Hemingway Scholarship Recipients
2022 "Running of the Bulls"

Making a Donation

You may make an online donation on this page by clicking the button above. If you are making a donation by check, please send to the CFFK office, 300 Southard St., Suite 201, Key West, FL 33040. Note in the Memo field that this donation is for Hemingway Look-Alike Society Scholarship Fund.

You may also make gifts to this fund by stock, wire transfer, real estate, and more. Please click here for instructions.

If you are interested in leaving a legacy gift to the Hemingway Look-Alike Society Scholarship Fund through your will or estate plan, please contact CFFK at (305) 292-1502 or email here.

Thank you for your generosity.

About Your Community Foundation

The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys manages over 160 funds and endowments throughout the Keys and is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit (EIN #65-0648968). Since 1996, the Community Foundation has been helping individuals and families leave a legacy in the Keys by inspiring giving and by investing in people and solutions to benefit every resident from Key Largo to Key West. Over $32 million in grants have been made to student scholarships, arts and culture, beautification and preservation of the Keys, health and human services, hurricane relief, and youth programs. The Community Foundation, In Paradise For Good, celebrated its 25th year in 2021. CFFK is known for its signature “Unsung Heroes” event which honors nonprofit volunteers. For more information, call (305) 292-1502 or click here.

Subscribe to Our

Captcha Newsletter