Osprey, FL — The Oaks Women’s Club (OWC) recently awarded a total of $75,000 to 15 high school seniors with the scholarship award as part of the Women’s Club tradition of supporting local young women bound for college. Each of the 15 recipients received $5,000 to help them begin their college careers.
“Each one of these young women is a unique individual; however, they share many of the same characteristics: academic excellence, thoughtful community service, self-determination and passion.” said Oaks Women’s Club Scholarship Chair, Carol Keller. “Each year our scholarship program grows and we are very proud to be able to offer these graduates the help they need to ensure their educational futures.”
“In addition, due to the increased level of generosity within The Oaks Club community, an additional 15 $1,000 scholarships are being awarded to the 2018 recipients if they have maintained a 3.2 GPA during their freshman year,” said Sue Clack, co-chair.
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 $2,000 scholarships. Since the initial awards in 2002, the scholarship awards have assisted 125 individuals during the last 17 years with a total of $480,000.
The Oaks Women’s Club Scholarship recipients for 2019:
Venice High School recipients are: Nicole Ambrosio; Giovanna Bassi; Sara Ann Loncar; Haley Magrini; Kristen A. Smith; Ronica Smith; Abigail Solovyev
Booker High School recipients are: Kaitlin Bell; Zhameera Fuller
Sarasota High School recipients is: Taryn Darley
Pine View recipients are: Bianca Carey; Justine Tryon; Gia Douglass
Northport High School recipient is: Kristina Groshev
Riverview High School recipient is: Clarissa Miller
The 2019 Scholarship Awards were presented to each student during a luncheon event in their honor at The Oaks Club on April 10.
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, Wellfit Center, guest lodge and an active social calendar.
For more information: www.theoaksclub.com