This fund was established in 2013 by the Graham-Eckes Palm Beach Academy Foundation to support students from Palm Beach County who qualify for the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholarship Program at the University of Florida.
In 1926, half-sisters Inez Graham and Evelyn Eckes established the Graham-Eckes School for boys and girls in Daytona Beach. One of Florida’s oldest private schools, the Graham-Eckes School served as a college preparatory school for children from kindergarten through high school. Over the years, the school expanded and relocated to Palm Beach in 1941. It was renamed the Palm Beach Academy in 1972 and it closed in 1989.
Inez and Evelyn were awarded honorary doctorate degrees from Bryant College in 195