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