The Breeze finished its compilation of the Mayors Scholarship Fund Award program book this week.
Set to be distributed at the annual awards banquet and inserted in Wednesday's Breeze, the program highlights the accomplishments of 19 outstanding students this year, each the recipient of a $1,500 scholarship awarded through one of the city's oldest scholarship programs.
The scholarships are made possible through numerous fund raisers held by the organization now celebrating its 30th year as well as from donations made by the sponsoring businesses.
The program makes it a little easier for the Cape's best and brightest to advance their educations.
We thank the volunteers and sponsors who make the program possible, and we congratulate the honorees who, through academic achievement, school and community involvement, volunteerism and just plain hard work have earned the honor bestowed.
We would like to thank as well the Cape's numerous organizations that also award scholarships. These include the Cape Coral Kiwanis Foundation, which this year will award $155,000 in scholarships to local students; the Rotary Club of Cape Coral Gold Coast, which awards three four-year scholarships annually; and others such as the Cape Coral Art League and the Cape Coral Irish American Club, which award specialty scholarships.
The efforts of all of these community organizations and the volunteers of which they are comprised are commendable as they recognize - and reward - hard work, talent and yes, ambition, the key ingredients to future success.
- Breeze editorial