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More than 90 graduating Lake County Schools’ seniors are getting a financial boost toward their post-high school education thanks to the Education Foundation of Lake County.

A total of $427,700 in scholarships has been awarded to the students to be used toward enrollment in college, vocational or other career training programs.

“These scholarships are made possible thanks to generous community partners, many of whom have created trusts to fund the scholarships and to help ensure our best and brightest Lake County students have a pathway to career success,” said Carman Cullen-Batt, Executive Director of the Education Foundation of Lake County.

Students were invited to apply for a variety of scholarships offered by local community organizations and trusts. Information and applications were available on the Education Foundation’s online scholarship platform, which students could access January 2 – March 12, 2021.

Scholarship awards range up to $5,000. Recipients of the Lehner Scholarship, designated for graduates of Tavares High School who have a financial need and a minimum 2.5 GPA, can potentially receive additional scholarship awards for subsequent semesters with proof of enrollment in a college or university.

The scholarship recipients include 41 Take Stock in Children of Lake and Sumter (TSIC) scholars who will receive at least a two-year Florida Prepaid scholarship upon graduation with several earning up to a four year scholarship. The total value of the TSIC scholarships is nearly $352,500.

For information about the scholarships offered through the Education Foundation of Lake County, please click here.