Gulf Coast Community Foundation has granted $394,453 in 316 scholarships to 196 students, including Peter Humbarger of Boca Grande.
Humbarger collected one of 17 Englewood Youth Foundation scholarships.
Other local scholars included Brittany Hill of Placida, who was given one of seven L.A. Ainger Junior High School Foundation scholarships.
Rotonda West graduates collected 24 scholarships and 66 Englewood students were honored with financial backing based on academic achievement. All local students, their scholarships and hometowns are listed below.
Gulf Coast provides financial assistance so students of all ages can go to an accredited postsecondary vocational school, two- or four-year college, or university. The Gulf Coast Community Foundation Scholarship Fund and more than 40 other charitable funds created by individuals, business and organization donors pays for the scholarships.
"Together with our donors, we strive to transform our region," said Teri Hansen, president and CEO of Gulf Coast Community Foundation. "Together, we directly invest in local students who can change their lives for the better through education."
Two Lemon Bay High School graduates - Paige McKenzie and Elizabeth Rigniey of Englewood - shared the new Robert E. Schill Nursing Scholarship.
"During his lifetime, Mr. Schill actually had his own life saved by a quick-thinking, proactive nurse, and he never forgot that," said Hansen. "What a legacy he has left through this permanent fund, which is helping others pursue a career that is critical to our region and was so important to him personally."
Gulf Coast awarded scholarships for health care studies from funds created by or in honor of health care professionals or focused on business, music, nonprofit management and other fields.
This is the 16th year that the foundation has provided scholarships. GCCF has invested more than $4.7 million in student scholarships.
Scholarship winners listed below are from Boca Grande, Rotonda West, Englewood, Placida or Grove City:
2012 GCCF Scholarship Awards
Michael Bingamen Memorial Scholarship: Jessica Gadus of Rotonda West and Justin Walker of Englewood.
Dr. Wellington Chen Student Healthcare Scholarship: Walker.
George F. Dignam Memorial Scholarship: Jessica Anderson, Brooke Giuliano, Marissa Hall, Trenton Keisling, Katherine Newton, Miranda Redmann and Justin Walker, Englewood; Rachel Kellyand Miranda McCoy, Rotonda West.
Tom and Annette Dignam Family Trust Scholarship: Jessica Anderson, Allyson Cole, Damion Freeman, Brooke Giuliano, Katherine Newton, Priscilla Sosa and Olga Yurchenko, Englewood; Jessica Gadus and Brian Lavoie, Rotonda West.
Englewood Masonic Family Scholarship: Casey Terrell and Christopher Ziegler, Rotonda West.
Englewood United Methodist Men's Fellowship Scholarship: Jason Knott.
Englewood Youth Foundation Scholarship: Peter Humbarger Boca Grande: Lucus Benardo, Amber Halstead, Emily Hamsher, Englewood; Shea Keaser, Monica Kolb, Adam Lipford, Sierra Marinola, Nicole Solomon and Lauren Tein, Grove City; and Lok Chan, Kellen Karbach, Rotonda West.
Englewood Youth Foundation Frances Concordia Memorial Scholarship: Jade Edlin, Englewood; and Jessica Gadus and Kendal Canonico, Rotonda West.
Englewood Youth Foundation Janet and Henry J.G. Davis Memorial Scholarship: Paige McKenzie and Amber Peretz, Englewood; and Trenton Keisling and Miranda Redmann, Rotonda West.
Englewood Youth Foundation Nick Pihowicz Memorial Scholarship: Jill Bowen, Tyler Goff and Justin Walker, Englewood
Gulf Coast Community Foundation Scholarship: Jessica Anderson, Rebecca Beaudry, Lucus Benardo, Victoria Deutch, Wesley Dickerson, Brooke Giuliano, Marissa Hall , Paige McKenzie, Rebecca Montgomery, Katherine Newton, Miranda Redmann , William Whitehead and Geena Zinkand, Englewood; and Jessica Gadus, Miranda McCoy, Rotonda West.
Grace Herrmann Nursing Scholarship: Alyssa Berry, Englewood.
Charles S. Herron Jr. M.D. Student Healthcare Scholarship: Justin Walker, Englewood; and Elonna Falk, Rotonda West.
Arne and Dorothy Iversen Scholarship: Lucus Benardo, Allyson Cole, Victoria Deutch, Wesley Dickerson, Brooke Giuliano, Marissa Hall, Englewood; and Brian Lavoie, Rotonda West.
Kiwanis Club of Englewood/Cape Haze Scholarship: Sebastiana Halpin, Brian Lavoie, Rotonda West.
L.A. Ainger Jr. High School Foundation Scholarship: Marissa Hall, Trenton Keisling, Rebecca Montgomery, Tessa Senevey, Englewood; Brittany Hill, Placida; and Rachel Kelly, Rotonda West.
Lemon Bay American Legion Scholarship: Victoria Deutch, Paige McKenzie and Justin Walker, Englewood.
Lemon Bay High School Mary B. Conwell Scholarship: Lok Chan, Brian Lavoie and Christopher Ziegler, Rotonda West.
LBHS Walter J. McCormick Jr. Scholarship: Miranda Redmann, Emglewood; and Jessica Gadus, Rotonda West.
LBHS Virginia Preston Memorial Scholarship: Jessica Anderson, Lucus Benardo, Jill Bowen, Emily Delaney, Cassandra Dukarski, Jade Edlin and Amber Peretz, Englewood.
Lemon Bay Sunrise Rotary Scholarship: Paige McKenzie, Rebecca Montgomery, Amber Peretz and Miranda Redmann, Englewood; and Elonna Falk and Miranda McCoy, Rotonda West.