The David M. and Judy B. Jones Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $50,000 in college aid to seven Barron Collier High School students. The scholarships assist low-income and middle-class families with college expenses including tuition, housing, books and other fees necessary to complete a course of study.
Administered through the Community Foundation of Collier County, the Fund awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors based on academic ranking and financial need. This year’s scholarship recipients are Brandon Badamtchian, Brendon Bennett, George Ciabaton, Morgan Humphrey, Jacob LaRochelle, Gabriella Manuszak and Jessie Renaud. LaRochelle and Renaud received $5,000 scholarships renewable for four years, and the other students received $2,500 scholarships.
“Many families assume excellent grades and test scores guarantee scholarship assistance. Unfortunately that is not the case,” said David M. Jones, a Barron Collier High School graduate and owner of David M. Jones & Associates. “Our scholarship is intended to address that reality and provide opportunity to deserving Barron Collier students.”
Since its inception in 2009, the David M. and Judy B. Jones Scholarship Fund has awarded $352,500 to 44 Barron Collier High School graduates. For additional information on the scholarship fund, visit www.cfcollier.org or call 239-649-5000.