TAMPA, Fla. – (April 29, 2014) – GTE Financial’s second annual golf tournament fundraiser raised more than $80,000 for scholarships to award to area undergraduate students who are civic-minded. 144 golfers grouped into 36 teams played at The Carrollwood Country Club on April 7 for the GTE Foundation Scholarship Scramble.
Each year GTE Financial, a not-for-profit credit union, awards scholarships to member-students through its philanthropic arm, the GTE Financial Charitable Foundation. Benefits from this year’s tournament will enable GTE to award $2,500 scholarships to over 30 high school senior or undergraduate student-members who have a minimum 3.0 GPA and are actively involved in community and charity efforts.
The tournament’s major sponsors included Aetna, Advantica, Excalibur Financial Group, Inc., MetLife, Jack Hamer/Affinion Group, PSCU, Fiserv, Twenty Twenty Analytics, Bridgeline Digital, Brown and Brown Insurance, and Meridian Link. All funds from sponsorships, raffle ticket sales, and silent auction bids made through the mobile app Handbid will go to scholarship awards.
“The support of the golfers, volunteers, our corporate partners and local businesses made this event even more successful than last year,” said tournament organizer Steven Robinson, GTE’s vice president of assurance and consulting services. “We’re grateful to be able to make such a significant investment in the future of local students who demonstrate excellence both in the classroom and in our community.”
Scholarship applications are being accepted until June 13, with recipients to be announced by June 21. The awards luncheon will be held on July 24.Additional information on the GTE Foundation Scholarship Program can be found online at gtefinancial.org.
About GTE Financial:
GTE Financial is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with more than $1.6 billion in assets and 21 Community Financial Centers located throughout West Central Florida. Chartered in 1935, GTE Financial is locally owned and operated in the Tampa Bay area, serving the financial needs of over 213,000 individuals and businesses. More information on GTE Financial can be found at www.gtefinancial.org.
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