The Charlotte Community Foundation recently awarded over $128,000 in higher education scholarships for the 2018-2019 Academic School Year. On Thursday, May 10, a closed reception was held to celebrate and recogonize the 33 Charlotte County scholarship recipients, sponsored by Fawcett Memorial Hospital.  The reception was emceed by NBC-2 Anchor, Stacey Deffenbaugh, and Fawcett Memorial Hospital CEO, Bill Hawley.

Scholarships include:

Nora Penton Beatty Nursing Scholarship – for students participating in a nursing program or applying to participate in a nursing program.

Nursing Scholarship – for students participating in a nursing program or applying to participate in a nursing program.

Health Professions Scholarship – for anyone entering or attending a two-year or four-year EMT/paramedic or nursing program at Florida Southwestern College, Charlotte County campus, or Charlotte Technical College.

Virginia B. Andes Healthcare Scholarship – for Charlotte County public high school graduates, residents or employees entering their 3rd or 4th year in a health care related field.

Dennis Munholand Memorial Scholarship – for students entering the field of dentistry, dental hygiene and/or dental assistance.

David Gerdel Memorial Scholarship – for Charlotte County public high school graduates entering the field of engineering.

Leo Wotitzky Scholarship – for Charlotte County high school graduates attending post-secondary education institution or technical program.

Charlotte Community Foundation is proud to be part of awarding annual scholarships to higher education students across Charlotte County. This could not be done without the generosity of the many donors who have established scholarship funds.  We also appreciate Fawcett’s commitment to providing educational opportunities to all ages in Charlotte County and thank them for their support in celebrating our newest scholarship recipients.

Charlotte Community Foundation, Inc.  As the Center for Philanthropy in Charlotte County, the Foundation focuses exclusively on the needs of Charlotte County.  Providing more than $900,000 in 2017 alone, the Foundation provides personalized donor services to assist individuals in establishing tax advantageous charitable funds which provide distributions, grants and other resources to support nonprofits in Charlotte County. The Foundation’s mission is connecting people who care with causes that matter.