Osprey, FL — The Oaks Women’s Club Scholarship Committee has announced that 16 young women receiving diplomas from Sarasota County high schools have been awarded $5,000 scholarships to assist them in their college journey. Since 2019, The Oaks Women’s Club has been able to offer a renewal scholarship applied to the second year of college.
“These outstanding young women were selected based on their exceptional academic achievements, financial need and leadership skills both within their schools and the community,” said Oaks Women’s Club Scholarship Chair, Marti Byers MD.
Scholarship Co-Chair Terri Matchett added, “The Oaks Club community has been very generous in supporting our fundraising efforts. We are happy to offer renewal scholarships to the 2021 recipients who have maintained a 3.0 GPA during their freshman year.”
The Oaks Women’s Club Scholarship recipients are:
• Venice High School recipients: Ella Brookes; Alena Chamberlain; Shannon Dowdy; Faith
Dunleavy; Lauren McMahon; Ariana Romaner
• Booker High School recipients: Miranda Casanova; Asiyah Hadley; Adelyn Morris; Sophia
Santiago-Espinet; Annabelle Weber
• Sarasota High School recipient: Alina Orozco Vasquez
• Cardinal Mooney recipient: Ella Ann Woei
• Imagine School, North Port: Neftalie Cajuste
• Riverview High School recipient: Samantha McLeod; Lily Steed
The scholarship winners were honored on April 13 during a luncheon at The Oaks Club. Since the first scholarships were granted in 2002, over $890,000 has been awarded to 182 young women to help them reach their educational goals.
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