Southwest FL –As in past years, the Military Officers Association of Sarasota through its Foundation hascontinued its support of the local community by awarding a total of $56,500 in scholarships and awards to various programs since January 2021. Covid-19 prevented the organization from holding its customary award luncheon, and therefore the staging of a group photo.
Fifteen graduating high school seniors received scholarships of $2,000 each; and veteran student support programs at local universities and colleges were awarded $25,000 to provide financial assistance to veterans in need.
Additionally, the Booker High School JROTC was awarded $1,000 in recognition of the students’ initiative and diligence in helping with the clean- up of a long neglected Sarasota cemetery.
Last not least, JROTC cadets from five area high schools were recognized with checks of $100 each for their outstanding academic and leadership record.
MOAS and its Foundation are loyal supporters of the Southeastern Guide Dogs and My
Warrior’s Place and will continue to provide assistance to deserving charitable and veterans’ organizations during the remainder of the year.
MOAS is the Sarasota Chapter of Military Officers Association of America. MOAA is the nation’s largest and most influential association of military officers with 400,000 members. It is an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization. For more information visit, www.sarasotamoaa.com Are you a former military officer? Please come and join us at our monthly luncheon.