Sarasota, FL – June 17, 2021 – For the 20th consecutive year, Dolphin Aviation owner Ron Ciaravella presented the Dolphin Aviation Scholarship Awards to Sarasota-area high school graduates to support their first year of college.
“For 20 years we’ve helped young scholars pursue their academic goals and for two decades they’ve given me back hope in our collective future,” said Dolphin Aviation Owner Ron Ciaravella in an in-person award ceremony. “I’m impressed every year with their intelligence, drive and focus, and this year even more so. With me today you see our future artists, lawyers, teachers and pilots. We invite you to honor, applaud and support them in their dreams as well.”
(L-R) Dylan Suzuki, Sarasota High – Embry Riddle; Alexis Evans, Venice High – FIT; Christina Harding, Riverview – FSU; Ron Ciaravella; Isabella Zaccone, Booker – Ringling College; Madelyn Kona, Venice High – FGCU; Thy Le, Sarasota High – UCF
Photo: Rich Schineller (High Resolution Image Above available at THIS LINK)
2021 Dolphin Aviation Scholarship Award Recipients:
Name High School College/University
Dylan Suzuki Sarasota H.S. Embry Riddle Aeronautical Univ.
Alexis Evans Venice H.S. Florida Institute of Technology
Christina Harding Riverview H.S. Florida State Univ.
Isabella Zaccone Booker H.S. Ringling College of Art and Design
Madelyn Kona Venice H.S. Florida Gulf Coast Univ.
Thy Le Sarasota H.S. Univ. of Central Florida
Ron Ciaravella of Dolphin Aviation (http://dolphinaviation.com/) has been awarding academic scholarships to deserving recipients for the past 20 years. Ron has been with Dolphin Aviation for over 50 years, starting as a flight instructor and then purchasing Dolphin Aviation in 1979. Since then, Ron has grown Dolphin Aviation’s size, scope and services – nearly tripling total acreage from nine to twenty-five acres, multiplying hanger space by a factor of five and quadrupling the total number of employees. Dolphin Aviation is an exciting aviation nexus hosting many flight-related businesses including FAA-approved flight schools; aircraft sales companies; a world-class avionics facility; aircraft maintenance and repair shops; helicopter companies and aircraft storage for private and corporate aircraft.
About Dolphin Aviation
Fixed Base Operator (FBO) Dolphin Aviation, Inc. was founded in 1969 and has been conducting business continuously ever since at its location at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport in Sarasota, Florida. Dolphin Aviation is an all-round Aviation Services company. At our 24-hour general aviation facility we provide a wide range of services to the owners and operators of general aviation aircraft, their passengers and their crew members. The aircraft vary in size from small privately owned single engine propeller planes to large business jet aircraft and even airline size aircraft. About 75 aircraft are permanently based at our facility which comprises over 25 acres. http://dolphinaviation.com/