Mon, March 18, 2019
The West Orange Foundation is proud to present a new scholarship opportunity for area students this year, The Danniel J. Petro 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.
For any questions regarding this scholarship, please contact Carrie Wilson at the above email address.
About the West Orange Foundation
The West Orange Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that serves as the community-based, philanthropic arm of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC). The Foundation’s vision is to create a broader community reach, streamline the Chamber’s philanthropy and community outreach programs, engage more industries & businesses create and embolden alliances and foster positive change, health and growth. It will support many WOCC philanthropic initiatives, including its adult and youth leadership programs, scholarships for local students, community-need projects, educational Chamber events and the Committee of 101 (C101) grant program.
About West Orange Chamber of Commerce
Founded in 1972, the West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) serves as the leading business advocate in Central Florida by building partnerships, promoting economic growth in the community, and facilitating opportunities for its 1,100 member businesses. In 2009, 2012, and 2015, the WOCC received the prestigious State of Florida’s Chamber of the Year award.