Ernest Hemingway at his Cuba home

About Us

             The Hemingway Look-Alike Society is much more than a bunch of “portly gray bearded old men”.  Several years ago the society sought a way to honor the name of Ernest Hemingway while at the same time seeking a higher purpose for this wonderful group of bearded men who gather together every July.  Thus the Hemingway Look-Alike Scholarship program was developed to provide students attending Florida Keys Community College a helping hand.         


             Last year, through the efforts of many, the HLAS scholarship fund raised close to $23,000 bringing us closer to our goal of building an endowment fund which will provide scholarships for many years to come.


             We are asking that checks for tax0deductible donations be made out to CFFK or the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys and mailed to Fred Johnson (14120 18th Court, Dade City, Fl. 33525).  As long as your check is made out to CFFK, you will receive a letter acknowledging your tax-deductible donation.


             Thank you in advance for you r generosity in supporting the Hemingway Look-Alike Society Scholarship Fund. NOW, more than ever, students need your help!  Your donation will truly make a difference!