West Orange Chamber of Commerce Facilitating Opportunity
West Orange Chamber of Commerce Facilitating Opportunity
West Orange Chamber of Commerce Facilitating Opportunity

Danniel J. Petro Foundation Scholarships

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The West Orange Foundation is proud to present a new scholarship opportunity for area students this year, The Danniel J. Petro Foundation Scholarships.

The scholarship fund, administered by the West Orange Chamber of Commerce, was established to make it possible for eligible students from local high schools to further their education at Valencia College, Orange Technical College or the University of Central Florida. The West Orange Foundation is able to fund the scholarships through the generous contributions of the Petro Family Foundation.

In order to qualify, eligible senior students must:

  • Live in one of the following communities (Dr. Phillips, Gotha, Horizon West, Lake Avalon, MetroWest, Oakland, Ocoee, Orlo Vista, Pine Hills, Windermere or Winter Garden);
  • Attend a high school in one of the above service areas;
  • Have a current GPA of 2.75 (either weighted or unweighted); and
  • Apply to attend Valencia College, the University of Central Florida or Orange Technical College.

Several student recipients may be awarded $1000 scholarships; the number of recipients will be dependent upon the amount of money available in the scholarship fund at the time of the award. Two student recipients will be awarded $2500 scholarships from the Petro Family Foundation. Any unspent funds will be allocated to the following academic year.

To download a copy of the application, click here. Eligible students should complete the application in its entirety, which includes a list of activities, leadership positions and honors, community involvement and special recognition awards and honors, along with a personal essay in which they should describe themselves and provide information about their most significant accomplishment.

Submissions will be accepted via email or US Post. Please email completed applications and required supporting documents to Carrie Wilson at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by April 17, 2020. Or by mail to West Orange Chamber of Commerce: 12184 W. Colonial Dr., Winter Garden, FL 34787. If mailing, must be postmarked by April 17, 2020 to be considered. Notification will be sent via email once your application has been received. 

For any questions regarding this scholarship, please contact Carrie Wilson at the above email address.