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City Commissioner Debra Placko launches new scholarship program for Tamarac students

Tamarac, Fla. (March 15, 2021) – Debra Placko, the City of Tamarac’s District 4 Commissioner, created a new scholarship program named in honor of the late Diane Glasser, a former Tamarac City Commissioner who also served Broward County and built a reputation as an exemplary community leader and public servant during her three decade career.

Through the Diane Glasser Memorial Scholarship Program, Placko is offering two $2,500 scholarships to students residing in the City of Tamarac, in District 4. Recipients can use scholarships for educational expenses at a college, university or vocational school.

“Diane Glasser was such a strong proponent of education. I can’t think of a better way to honor her legacy than to offer scholarships to Tamarac students who have achieved academic success and demonstrated a commitment to civic involvement,” said Placko. “I am hopeful that these scholarships will make a difference in the lives of the recipients as they work to achieve their dreams.”

To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must have resided in Tamarac for a least one year, and currently live in District 4; provide a school transcript verifying a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; show verified proof of community service in Broward County; give proof of registration in an accredited associate degree, bachelor’s degree or vocational program for Summer or Fall 2021, or graduating high school seniors may provide a letter of acceptance. Applicants need two letters of recommendation, including one letter from a current or former teacher. They must also submit an original 500-word essay highlighting their educational aspirations, future goals, and why they believe public service is important.

Applications are available online at Applications may also be submitted by mail to the City of Tamarac Parks and Recreation Department, Re: Diane Glasser Memorial Scholarship, Attn: Greg Warner, 6001 Nob Hill Road, Tamarac, FL 33321. Online and printed applications must be received by May 1, 2021, at 5 p.m.

For more information, please contact Greg Warner, City of Tamarac Parks and Recreation Director, at or (954) 597-3638.


Tamarac covers a 12-square mile area in western Broward County and is home to more than 65,000 residents and approximately 2,000 businesses. Ideally situated, Tamarac provides easy access to highways, railways, airports and waterways, and a wealth of cultural and sports activities. Tamarac’s median age continues to grow younger and the population more diverse, as people recognize the City as a great place to spend their lives. For more information visit

Eunicia Baker or Sue Zeiler

City of Tamarac
Public Information Office
(954) 597-3523
(954) 597-3518

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