The David M. and Judy B. Jones Scholarship Fund, administered through the Community Foundation of Collier County, has given out $60,000 in new scholarships this year to seven Barron Collier High School graduates. The Fund has awarded $415,000 in scholarships to 51 Barron Collier seniors since its inception in 2009.
Recipients of this fund, designed to assist students of middle-class families unable to carry the financial burden of a college education, are Coe Romano and Kevin Macias who received a $5,000 per year scholarship, renewable for four years; Alexzandria Mattia who received $2,500 per year, renewable for four years; and Matthew Barnebee, Brielle Cannavino, Megan Mosbach and Kyle Theberge who each received an award of $2,500. Scholarship fund recipients currently have a graduation rate of 100% at schools including Cornell University, Duke University, Princeton University, Stanford University and the University of Chicago.
“The David M. and Judy B. Jones Scholarship is a great example of how individuals and corporations can start a scholarship with the Community Foundation to give back to our community,” said Eileen Connolly-Keesler, Community Foundation of Collier County President/CEO. “We applaud David, a Barron Collier alumni, and Judy Jones for their dedication to furthering the education of our local students.”
All scholarships administered by the Community Foundation of Collier County have been established by local philanthropists, individuals, corporations, or organizations to assist students with their educational paths and dreams. For more information on building a scholarship fund that can impact our community for years to come, contact Sharon Bayata at 239-649-5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Many scholarship opportunities, including the David M. and Judy B. Jones Scholarship, are available on the Community Foundation’s Collier County Scholarship Connector site: colliercountyscholarships.org
Back row, l-r: Matthew Barnebee, Kyle Theberge, Romano Coe
Front, l-r: Megan Mosbach, Alexzandra Mattia
Not pictured: Kevin Macias and Brielle Cannavino