NFC Connections Winter 2020 - Page 22

NFC RECEIVES $40,000 FROM COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY’S EDWARD K. ROBERTS FUND Helping Students N orth Florida College has been awarded $40,000 from the Edward K. Roberts Community College Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, helping multiple NFC students with tuition and living expenses this summer and fall through the Edward K. Roberts Scholarship account. For almost 40 years, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has matched donors to the right causes, creating lasting impact. This is the ninth consecutive year that NFC was awarded funding to assist North Florida students. Edward K. Roberts Scholarships are awarded to part-time NFC students who may not qualify for other financial aid. Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, books and specified living expenses. Students applying for the Edward K. Roberts Scholarship must have graduated high school or earned a GED with a 3.0 GPA or higher. From 2011-2019, the Edward K. Roberts Scholarship has granted 368 NFC students financial assistance. The NFC Foundation is grateful to the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and recognizes Mr. Edward K. Roberts for the role each has played in positively impacting the lives of so many NFC students. For more information about the Edward K. Roberts Scholarship, contact the NFC Foundation office at 850-973- 9414 or NFC honored recipients of its Edward K. Roberts Scholarship Nov. 20 in the NFC Student Center. Standing, left to right, are Rebecca Hughes, Truett Maund, Michalla Hayes, Melody Batchelor, Lavella Marshall and NFC President John Grosskopf. Seated, left to right, are Adelina Ponce, Guadalupe Ponce, Cecilia Ayala, Emily Knudsen and Diana Carrier. 20 NORTH FLORIDA COLLEGE