Cresswind Women’s Club Awards Scholarships To Two Seminole Ridge High School Students

Scholarship winners Grace Rawn and Isabella Waters.

On Thursday, May 16, the Cresswind Women’s Club of Westlake presented academic scholarships to two graduating seniors from Seminole Ridge High School.

Grace Rawn and Isabella Waters each received a scholarship award of $750 to further their education at their chosen Florida universities.

Rawn will attend the University of South Florida and pursue a degree in speech and language pathology. Waters will attend the University of Miami and study marine biology. The students attended the club’s May membership meeting held at Cresswind’s clubhouse and happily received their scholarship certificates and monetary awards.

This was the club’s inaugural year to introduce a scholarship program for students who are planning to attend a Florida college, university or trade school. Fundraising efforts by dedicated members over the past year, and the formation of a Scholarship Committee, which received and reviewed multiple applications, made the program a reality. The scholarship committee is comprised of seven members: Bunnye Bomar, Esther Diaz, Coleen Forlizzi (committee chair), Barbara Jette, Marie Ange Johnson, Lynn Klopfer and Anita Kaplan.

This charitable endeavor aligns with the Cresswind Women’s Club mission statement to support the local community. The goal is to continue to include a scholarship program in the club’s annual budget.