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May 31

North Trail's New College Names First Archimedes Scholars

Posted by ntadmin in Scholarship , North Trail , New College

The scholarship program provides a $10,000 scholarship annually to a New College student and a $5,000 scholarship yearly to two graduates of high schools in Sarasota or Manatee counties.

New College of Florida has awarded its first Archimedes Scholarship to Saurav Kiri, a graduate of Pine View School who will be attending New College this fall. He will receive an annual $10,000 scholarship and intends to study biology or biochemistry. Kiri, who is planning a career as a physician researcher, wrote in his scholarship application essay that he chose to attend New College because it “will prepare me for the challenges of medical school and the practice of medicine and medical research itself.”

Sarasota philanthropists Andrew and Judith Economos established the Archimedes Scholars Program with a $500,000 gift and selected New College to administer the award earlier this year. The scholarship program, named after the Greek mathematician and scientist, provides a $10,000 scholarship annually to a New College student and a $5,000 scholarship yearly to two graduates of high schools in Sarasota or Manatee County pursuing studies in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) field.

Kevin Zhu, also a Pineview High School graduate, and Griffin Heckler, a graduate of Manatee High School, will receive annual $5,000 scholarships from the Archimedes Scholars Program. Zhu plans to study biotechnology at the University of Toronto with the goal of someday starting his own biotech firm. Heckler intends to study neuroscience at the University of Florida and has her sights set on a career in research or therapy.

Jun 05

NCF Announces First Class of Daughters for Life Scholars

Posted by ntadmin in Scholarship , North Trail , New College

New College of Florida in collaboration with the Daughters for Life Foundation, has selected the first class of five women scholars from the Middle East to attend the college this fall on full, four-year scholarships. The scholarship covers the cost of pursuing a bachelor of arts degree at New College, including tuition, room and board, books, lab fees and supplies. The Daughters for Life Foundation also provides for the cost of the student to travel home and return to college once a year.

Original article published June 5, 2014 by BIZ(941).


May 15

USFSM Receives $100,000 Donation For Hospitality Master’s Degree Scholarships

Posted by ntadmin in University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee , Scholarship , North Trail

USF Sarasota-Manatee received a $100,000 donation from the Betty Schoenbaum Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to create the Alex and Betty Schoenbaum Scholarship Fund in the College of Hospitality and Technology Leadership. Scholarships from this permanent fund will be available to all USFSM graduate level students for up to two semesters, based upon merit and financial need.

Betty Schoenbaum, a community philanthropist and supporter of many human service and educational causes, created the fund in memory of her husband, Alex, who died in 1996.  He was an All-American football player at Ohio State University and a pioneer businessman in the hospitality industry, franchising a chain of motels and over 2,000 restaurants in 36 states.  Alex is best remembered for developing the Shoney's restaurant chain.

“With the growth that the University of South Florida has made since opening in Sarasota, I feel that the education received there positively impacts the entire area because we have educated students who will do well in their fields, and for whom there is great demand,” said Schoenbaum. “With the leadership and the enthusiasm of the College of Hospitality and Technology Leadership to make their college even better, I know that USF Sarasota-Manatee will be a large campus someday. I believe in giving when it will make a true impact on the university. My philosophy is: ‘The joy of giving is the joy of living!’”

Apr 24

Biolife and Ringling College Announce Scholarship Contest

Posted by ntadmin in Scholarship , Ringling College , North Trail , Biolife

Biolife, the healthcare technology company behind WoundSeal announced a video and scholarship contest in collaboration with Ringling College of Art & Design. The contest features six videos that can be viewed and voted on WoundSeal's contest page. Student creators of the video with the most “likes” on May 1 will receive a $3,500 scholarship.

Original article published April 24, 2014 by BIZ(941).