(PRESS RELEASE)_VERO BEACH, FL – Orchid Outreach, an organization started in 2002 to provide scholarship assistance to Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club employees and their families, first responders and their families, and Indian River County students in need, named 23 new scholarship recipients for the 2022-23 academic year, five of which have ties to Orchid Island.
The Orchid Island related recipients are:
Nevaeh Huber and Caitlyn Miller of Food & Beverage
Melissa Pereira, daughter of Lori Pereira of Human Resources
Erin Mrazek, niece of Steve Krakowski of Access Control
Richard Tehasse, grandson of the late Bob Esposito of Access Control
The scholarships are administered on Orchid Outreach’s behalf by Scholarship Foundation of Indian River County and Indian River State College Foundation. The scholarships are designed to enable deserving students to further their education in a way that best helps them achieve their goals, including:
- as full-time students working toward a bachelor’s degree attending four-year institutions throughout the country
- as full or part-time students at Indian River State College pursuing bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, technical certificates and applied technology diplomas through a 2-year degree, a 4-year degree or certificate programs
The donors were thanked, and recipients congratulated on February 13 at a cocktail reception hosted by Liz and Ken Whitney at their home in Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club, with food and beverages provided by the Orchid Outreach committee members.
“We are delighted to help these deserving scholarship recipients fulfill their goals and build their future,” said Maureen Baus, chairwoman of Orchid Outreach. “None of this would have been possible without the very generous support of our donors, who live here in Orchid Island.”
Since Orchid Outreach’s inception in 2002, the Orchid membership has contributed in excess of $1.1 million and 117 scholarships have been awarded to worthy, qualified high school graduates.
Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club is located at One Beachside Drive, Vero Beach. For more information, visit OrchidIslandFL.com.
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