CAROLE MARTIN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
TVAUG has been providing scholarships for graduating students from local schools who are pursuing a degree in technology related fields since 2016. In addition to financial awards, TVAUG has refurbished and donated numerous iPads, iMacs and MacBooks over the years to many local organizations. See our Donations page here for more info or to donate your equipment..
As technology continues to reshape industries and drive innovation, The Villages Apple User Group believes that it is of paramount importance to invest in the education of these young minds for both individuals and society.
TVAUG scholarships will help alleviate financial barriers that often hinder talented students from pursuing higher education and help to bridge the gap between potential and opportunity.
Current members of the awards team include:
– Judy Reed (Chairperson)
– Shirley Land (Treasurer)
– Carmine Filormino (Advisor)
– Carole Fortlage (Advisor)
– Ruby Williams (Advisor)
At our July 2023 Board meeting we agreed to name the TVAUG scholarship program in honor of Carole Martin, one of the founding members of our club who was actively involved in the program each year.
|2016||The Villages High School||Hannah Moody||$2,400|
|2017||Wildwood Middle High School||Rebecca Wilson (declined), Mackenzie Pierson, Sophia Thornton||$1,200 ea.|
|2018||Wildwood Middle High School||Jerica Tillie, Kayleah Cole||$1,800 ea.|
|2018||Leesburg Boys & Girls Club||4 students in their Summer Program||$1,500|
|2022||Wildwood Middle High School||Lailah Rich, Elroy Rozier||$1,500 ea.|
|2022||Wildwood Middle High School||Taylor Foster, Jessie Strickland, Arianna Meyers||$1,000 ea.|
Our most recent recipients from 2022
Lailah Rich ($1,500.00 award) plans on attending the University of Alabama and was the 2022 Senior Class President and student adviser for the School Advisory Council.
Elroy Rozier ($1,500.00 award) plans on attending the College of Central Florida. He accumulated over 100 volunteer hours. He was been accepted to multiple colleges and universities.
Taylor Foster ($1,000.00 award) was ranked 4th in her class. She was involved with student government, volleyball manager, twice weightlifting state qualifier and was employed at Publix.
Arianna Meyers ($1,000.00 award) loves volunteering for the school and being with her family. She had over 130 volunteer hours. She was the manager for volleyball and soccer, a student athlete for years, worked with student government and a member of the National Honor Society. She took rigorous courses in the Cambridge AICE Program, an International Student Academic Instruction and Assessment Program. She was accepted at Florida Gulf Coast University, first generation and the oldest of 6.
Jessie Strickland ($1,000.00 award) had over 110 volunteer hours, including mission trips to Miami and Salt Lake City. He was a finalist in the International Science and Engineering fair, state medalist in track and field and represented the county in the state level academic quiz.