CONGRATULATIONS !  

            Winners                           AWARD                  High School                 Sponsor or Gent Mentor 

  1. Jada Bedford                          $2000                     Leesburg                        Mike Napier
  2. Tyra Nettles                            $2000                     Leesburg                        Mike Napier
  3. D’Mani Nettles                       $1000                     Leesburg                        4Some Gone Wild
  4. Pa’Shuntz Flyth                      $2000                     Lake Weir                       Mike Hardy
  5. Geneva Vanderhost              $2000                     Lake Weir                       Mike Hardy
  6. Luis Carvajal-Beltran           $2000                     Wildwood MHS             Harold Williams
  7. Emelly Rodea-Carvajal        $2000                     Wildwood MHS             Harold  Williams
  8. Andrew Jenkins                     $2000                     Villages CHS                  Otis Lane
  9. Kyle Ryden                               $2000                     Villages CHS                  Otis Lane
  10. William A Alvarado               $1000                      Villages CHS                  Ingram & Erma Fisher Scholarship
  11. Tamia Jones                            $1000                      Wildwood MHS             Walter/Opal Bridgeforth Scholarship                        
  12. TOTAL                                    $18,000

                                                                Renewal Scholarships

           Collegians                         AWARD                  College/Univ                               Sponsor

  1.  Esteban Ventura                  $2000                        USF(Jr)                           Kid Central-Wildwood  Grant
  2.  Martinis McDuffie               $2000                        UF (Jr)                             Kid Central-Wildwood  Grant
  3.  Kayleah Cole                         $2000                      Santa Fe (Jr)                   Kid Central-Wildwood  Grant
  4.  Ambria Wright                      $2000                      FAMU (Jr)                        Kid Central-Wildwood  Grant
  5.  Paloma Telfort                      $2000                     USF (Soph)                       Kid Central-Wildwood  Grant
  6.  Malaki D’Hati                         $1000                     LSSC (Soph)                    Pollard Boykin Scholarship*
  7.  Kamari Littles                        $1000                     FAMU (Soph)                  Florida Ladies of Distinction Scholarship                                   
  8. TOTAL                                       $12,000                                                                * Five Consecutive Years!                         


                                           OUR SCHOLARSHIP INITIATIVE

To promote continuing education we offer a scholarship of $1000.00-$3,000.00 to a high school senior from the surrounding Lake, Sumter and Marion county communities.  The money is paid directly to the student. The process includes completing an application and a short essay about the student's career aspirations.

To apply for one of our Scholarships, students must submit a completed application. Additionally, applicants must meet or exceed the following criteria.

  • Student is a graduating high school senior with at least a 2.50 GPA
  • Student plans to enroll in a higher education endeavor (2 or 4 year college, trade, or business school)
  • Student attends one of the target high schools: i.e Lake Weir HS, Leesburg HS, Wildwood Middle HS, The Villages Charter HS

Download a Scholarship Application 

Scholarship Initiatives Q and A

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