Winter Garden, FL | January 13, 2023 – The West Orange Foundation presents our annual scholarship opportunity for area students, 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 and Duke Energy.

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.

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 Artena Greene at by April 7, 2023. Or by mail to West Orange Chamber of Commerce, ATTN: DJP Scholarship, 12184 West Colonial Drive, Winter Garden, FL 34787. If mailing, applications must be received by April 7, 2023 to be considered. Notification will be sent via email once your application has been received.

For any questions regarding this scholarship, please contact Artena Greene 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 advancing community, collaboration, and leadership for its 1,000 member businesses. Learn more on how the Wet Orange Chamber of Commerce can help grow your business, by visiting