Fall 2008 scholarship recipients announced

Hodges University is proud to announce the recipients of several private scholarships for the fall 2008 semester. The private scholarships of Hodges University are available through the generous donations of benefactors and foundations who wish to assist students reach their academic goals by offering financial assistance in the form of scholarships.

Lavern N. Gaynor Scholarship: Named after the University’s 1997 Humanitarian of the Year, this scholarship provides tuition assistance to individuals pursuing the benefits of higher education. Scholarships were awarded to Eunice David, Jeannette Wright, Makeba Robinson, Elena Anisimova, Tina Merriam, Susan Lance and Liana Calderin Marquez.

Neno J. Spagna Scholarship: This scholarship, established in 1993, provides financial assistance to worthy students who want to use their knowledge and abilities to improve the lives of others through the betterment of the community. The latest recipients of this scholarship include Tanja Bockius-Tiebing, Erin Abenanti, Pablo Lopez, Nancy LaChance, Marcio Oviedo, Sherzod Tokamov, Marc Francois, Melissa Johnson, Mario Castro, Luisaura Fox, and Daphne Bowe.

Schoen Family Scholarship: Established in 2003, this scholarship provides financial support to military veterans pursuing a college degree to achieve career goals. The fall 2008 recipient is Tiffany Jones. 

The Jerry and Arlene Nichols Scholarship: Named in honor of the 2008 Humanitarians of the Year, this scholarship is awarded to David Copper, David Dickson, Darlene Mitchell, Victor Cerna, Marie Mika Midi, Sandra Ann Holmes, Berthy A. Pierre-Louis, Richard Miller, Ariel Perez, Rafael Martinez and Helen Parilla.

The Moorings Park Foundation Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to students who are pursuing careers in healthcare. The fall 2008 recipients are Paul Etienne of Naples and Steven Vega of Bonita Springs.

The Jerry L. and Barbara J. Burris Foundation Scholarship: This award is designed to provide financial support to a single parent, male or female. It will be presented to Janice Hale of Naples.

The Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund Scholarship: This scholarship, named after the daughter of the late Fifth Third Bank President Jacob G. Schmidlapp, is awarded to help young women realize their dreams of higher education. The fall 2008 recipient is Louise Ghigliotty.

To be awarded a scholarship, a student must either submit an essay on a particular topic or maintain a certain level of GPA, specific to each scholarship. For more information, contact Dr. Ron Bowman, Vice President of Student Development and Dean of Students, at (239) 513-1122.


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