OSPREY, FL / The Oaks Women’s Club (OWC) recently awarded a total of $75,000 to 15 high-achieving high school seniors with a scholarship award as part of the Women’s Club long-standing tradition of supporting local young women bound for college. Each of the 15 recipients received $5,000 to help them begin their college careers.
“These talented young women have shown exceptional academic ability along with community involvement, and financial need,” said Oaks Women’s Club Scholarship Chair, Robin Citron. “On behalf of the Oaks Women’s Club, we are honored to grow our scholarship program that continues to invest in women and their futures.”
The Oaks Women’s Club Scholarship program began just after the 9/11 attacks and in the first year of the program, the OWC raised funds to award 3 high school seniors $3,000 scholarships. Since its inception in 2001, the scholarship awards have grown year after year. To date, the scholarship awards have assisted over 100 local students over the last 17 years awarding a total of $395,000 in scholarship funds.
The Oaks Women’s Club Scholarship recipients for 2018 are:
• Mikayla Noel Ambrosio – Venice High School
• Amanda Grace Baxter – Booker High School
• Phoenix Skylar Berman – Sarasota Military Academy
• Aubrey Joy Cleckner – Venice High School
• Lauryn Drew Darby – Venice High School
• Christa Maria Douglas – Suncoast Polytechnical High School
• Megan Avalon Friend – Venice High School
• Katelyn Victoria Hager – Venice High School
• Kaley Kleiss Hoeft – Sarasota Military Academy
• Lillee Honor Izadi — Booker High School
• Rachel Nicole Luff – Venice High School
• Emily Rose Rumisek — Northport High School
• Sasha Gale Smolker – Venice High School
• Emma Patricia Turtle – Sarasota Military Academy
• Veronica Claire Yealy – Venice High School
The 2018 Scholarship Awards were awarded to each student achiever during a luncheon event in their honor held on April 11 at The Oaks Club.
ABOUT THE OAKS CLUB:
The Oaks Club is a private equity country club community developed on over 1000 acres situated on both the east and west sides of US 41 in Osprey, Florida just 12 miles south of downtown Sarasota. Club amenities feature two championship golf courses, 40,000 square foot Georgian-style clubhouse, 12 Har-Tru tennis courts, pool complex, croquet, guest lodge and an active social calendar.
For more information: www.theoaksclub.com