Sarasota, FL – June 21, 2022 – On Monday, June 20, 2022, Dolphin Aviation Owner Shannon Ciaravella presented six graduating high school students with checks to support their first year at college. Shannon is continuing the tradition established by her husband Dolphin Aviation founder Ron Ciaravella over two decades ago. Mr. Ciaravella passed away in July of 2021 and over the past twenty years he awarded more than 100 scholarships to deserving local teens on their way to college.
“I am honored to continue the philanthropy Ron began 20 years ago,” Ms. Ciaravella said. “Today’s winners exemplify attributes that mirror Ron’s conviction that determination, tenacity and hard work are integral to achieving success. Academics are not the main factor in our selection process. We want to help hard-working students from single parent homes who need help to launch their collegiate careers. We are proud to honor today’s scholarship winners and it is our hope that they bring their talents back to our region.”
Scholarship Winner High School College
Sephena Jackson Venice H.S. Florida State University
Gabriel French Braden River H.S Univ. of Central FL
Halden Parker Riverview H.S. Embry-Riddle
Jaxson French Sarasota Military Academy Concord University
Delaney Hampton Sarasota H.S. FL Atlantic University
Chloe Sebiro Booker H.S. Florida A&M
Dolphin Aviation (http://dolphinaviation.com/) has been awarding academic scholarships to deserving recipients for the past 21 years. Ron Ciaravella had been with Dolphin Aviation for over 50 years, starting as a flight instructor and then purchasing Dolphin Aviation in 1979. Since then, Ron had 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
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/