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Sixteen Sarasota high schoolers have been awarded $5,000 scholarships by The Oaks Women’s Club.  The 2020 awards are based on academic excellence, financial need, extracurricular activities, leadership skills and level of community service.  The winning recipients were chosen by The Oaks Woman’s Club Scholarship Committee in March from a pool of 48 applicants. The club will distribute $80,000 to fund these scholarships, with an additional $37,000 to be awarded to second year scholarship recipients who meet specific criteria.

The 16 winners of this year's $5000 scholarship awards are Aaliyah Brown (Booker High School, University 0f Central Florida); Alexis Coleman (Venice High School, Eastern University); Bridget Dowdy (Venice High School, Florida State University); Jaelyn Floyd (Venice High School, University of North Florida); Nicolette Kulcsar -(Venice High School, University of South Florida); Star Major (Venice High School, University of South Florida); Olivia Montour (Venice High School, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University); Natalija Nikolic (Booker High School, Florida State University); Sophia Pearce (Venice High Schools, The College of Florida Keys); Isabel Perine (Booker High School, Florida Southern College); Kate Rumisek (North Port High School, University of Central Florida); Lauren Shinn (Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School, High Point University); Vanessa Sueiro (Riverview High School, Barnard College, Columbia University); Hailey Thompson (Venice High School, Florida State University); Alexis Vargas (Riverview High School, Eckerd College); and Alexandra Whetzel (Venice High School, University of South Florida).

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