Fundraisers and Scholarships

WBLA Scholarship Fund

The Westside Business Leaders Association encourages high school students to further their education. One successful way to do this is through college, and our scholarship fund offers several scholarships with awards up to $1,000 to students graduating from one of the five Westside public high schools.

WBLA Westside Charities Golf Tournament

Fun AND Productivity! The WBLA’s Westside Charities Golf Tournament is better than the tournaments where newcomers are scrutinized and competition is intense. Sure, we play some quality golf, but we also enjoy each other, facilitate networking and make it a pleasant afternoon. This year, the tournament will be held in October at the Golf Club of Jacksonville.

Other Events

The WBLA hosts many other events throughout the year. Please check our home page or contact us for event information.

How to make a request to Westside Business Leaders Association (WBLA):

The major focus of the WBLA is to support Westside Business Leaders Charities, Inc., which is a 501(c)3 organization that grants scholarships for students from the Westside of Jacksonville to assist them as they embark on post-secondary education. A link to the scholarship criteria and application can be found on our home page at While scholarships are the major focus of the WBLA, we are also able, on occasion, to assist organizations that align with the mission and vision of supporting the Westside. Typically that assistance goes to organizations that primarily support education for at risk youth and other social issues affecting our neighborhoods.

Contributions will not normally be made for the following:

  • Alumni Associations
  • Organizations with Corporate offices located in areas outside the Westside of Jacksonville
  • Political Candidates
  • Extracurricular school activities such as sports, band, etc.

Application Process:
Non-Scholarship requests should be submitted using the Westside Business Leaders Request Form. We will not consider requests made via phone. The application must be completed in its entirety with any supporting documents included as an attachment.
Contribution requests are accepted year round and are reviewed monthly by the Charity Committee. Organizations will be notified of a decision within 45 days of receipt.