Three Outstanding Indian River State College Students Receive Scholarships From Port St. Lucie Business Women 2020
Since its inception in 1980, the Port St. Lucie Business Women has supported women in the advancement of their education at Indian River State College and of their careers. To date, the Business Women has donated more than $124,500 to the Indian River State College Foundation through its annual scholarship awards from money raised in the organization’s Spring Fashion Show, assuring the future of 68 local women. Three outstanding students were chosen as this year’s scholarship recipients.
The Port St. Lucie Business Women/Kay Schaeffer Memorial Scholarship is an annual award of $2,500 for tuition and books to women who plan to attend, or are enrolled at, Indian River State College. The Port St. Lucie Business Women’s Scholarship also is an annual award of $2,500 for tuition and books to a female student who currently is pursuing a bachelor’s degree at IRSC.
Valerie Delgado is the recipient of the Port St. Lucie Business Women/Kay Schaeffer Memorial High School Scholarship. She recently graduated from St. Lucie West Centennial High School, where she served as the vice president of HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) club and organized student blood drives. Delgado also worked as a CNA intern and certified nurse assistant. She plans on attending IRSC for her Associate’s Degree, then advance to pre-med and medical school.
Emily Phillips has been awarded the Port St. Lucie Business Women/Kay Schaeffer Memorial Baccalaureate Scholarship. She graduated from Fort Pierce Central in 2018 and is a senior at IRSC where she is pursuing a degree in elementary education. Upon graduation, Phillips plans on teaching 2nd grade in a St. Lucie County school. She believes that having a younger brother with autism has taught her patience and how to approach problems in novel ways.
Salina Reeves has been awarded the Port St. Lucie Business Women Scholarship for 2020 – 2021. After working in food service and retail for several years, Reeves returned to school to grow and broaden her opportunity to succeed in life. She is a sophomore enrolled in IRSC’s Developmental Education Program for English, math or reading and is pursuing a Social and Human Services Associates Degree. Reeves sings gospel and Opera in French and Spanish with the IRSC Performing Arts Program at community appearances.
Students may apply for scholarships starting November 1 through the IRSC online scholarship application portal. For more information contact Indian River State College at (772) 462-4786, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Port St. Lucie Business Women is a 40-year-old, 501 © (6) non-profit professional organization dedicated to promoting the interests of businesswomen and serving our community in an effective way. For more information visit www.pslbw.com. Follow their Facebook page for updates about events, programs and community involvement.
Pictured from left to right:
Valerie Delgado, Salina Reeves, Julia Keenan, Sherri Monds, Director of Development IRSC Foundation, Emily Phillips IRSC Scholarship Development Coordinator, Donna DeMarchi, Attorney, Port St. Lucie Business Women President.