ChariTEES® of The Firestone Group, Boca Raton, Florida, and its educational partner at Palm Beach State College, introduce the TradeUP! scholarship program for Florida and Caribbean based students.

This two-year associates degree is offered in the growing fields of tourism, hospitality and culinary arts.

As tourism and hospitality are the financial backbone of Florida and the Caribbean economies, TradeUP! is taking a leading role in creating an educational pathway for students to have a future in these essential industries. All scholarship recipients are able to earn their degree 100% online.

Please visit the curriculum page and view the courses being offered.

Our community partners choose and mentor scholarship winners and offer internships and future employment opportunities upon students’ graduation.

Funding for these scholarships comes from our profits and donations solicited from travel and hospitality businesses, their corporate foundations and private individuals who believe in our mission to give back to the community through trade school education.

Donations are fully tax deductible and to be sent directly to The Palm Beach State College Foundation (EIN 59-1818556) specifically for the TradeUP! Fund.

For further information please call 561.542.4616 or email

Sincerely yours,
Jeffrey Firestone-CEO & Founder
The Firestone Group Inc.
The TradeUP! Fund