(Fort Myers, Fl – November 20, 2020) – Cypress Cove’s staff scholarship committee recently awarded 21 educational scholarships for the Spring 2021 academic term to employees and dependents of the South Fort Myers Life Plan community.
The recent scholar selections bring to 53 the number of employees and their dependents who have been chosen as scholarship recipients since the program began in the Spring of 2018. Scholars from Cypress Cove spring class will be represented at eight different institutions of higher learning.
“Cypress Cove Scholars are a diverse group in every way,” said Philanthropy Specialist Allen Abbott. “That contributes to the impact we can have in a world needing a wide range of skills.”
The current class of scholars will be attending Florida SouthWestern State College, Rasmussen College, the University of South Florida, Fort Myers Technical College, Western Governors University, and the University of Florida.
This Spring’s scholarship class, according to Abbott, includes 12 returning scholars. Of the 21 recipients, seven were awarded named scholarships (awards named in honor of Cypress Cove resident donors).
Receiving named scholarships are Samuel Chery (the Ann Tatler Scholarship Scholarship); Mabeille Jocelyn (the Bill and Janet Nichols Scholarship); Romain Johnson (the Bill and Carol Cessna Scholarship); Danilo Jose Moreno (the Carol Guthrie Scholarship); Victor Noel (the Tom and Bev Lisle Scholarship); Olivia Nowak (the Betty Haskell Scholarship); and Felipe Orrego (the Turk and Mills Family Scholarship).
Fourteen other Cypress Cove employees or dependents of employees selected as scholarship recipients are Evelyn Alpizar Flores, Sephora Augustin, Marie Josee Bernavil, Sanley Castor, Kelly Corgelas, Madison Cunningham, Shantae Gayle, Dee Dee Guervil, Baylee Hanna, Dapheline Jocelin, Gina Karat, Abigayle Pierre, Cabrini Tavarez and Everett Taylor.
First-time scholarship recipients receive $2,000 toward their education while employees having previously received scholarship program assistance were awarded $1,000.
About Cypress Cove
Cypress Cove—a not-for-profit organization, opened in 1999—is a well-established, highly-respected, Life Plan Community (formerly known as a continuing care retirement community) with regional and national recognition. Located on a beautiful 48-acre campus at HealthPark Florida in South Fort Myers, Cypress Cove is home to more than 600 residents and offers a full complement (529) of quality living options (independent living, home health, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care assisted living and rehabilitative care).