Every year, the Association awards up to six $2,000 scholarships to deserving students from the two-county area. This year, the RASM Scholarship Committee reviewed more than 85 applications and interviewed 12 candidates to determine six recipients. As a benefit to RASM members, three of the six scholarships were awarded to members or children of RASM members who are continuing education at an accredited college or university.


Cadence Bakker, daughter of Benjamin Bakker of Michael Saunders & Company, will be attending Florida Gulf Coast University this fall.

Marty Broadfoot, daughter of Wendy Leventhal of Coldwell Banker Realty, will attend Florida Atlantic University.

Morgan Kirchman, daughter of Gabrielle Kirchman of Ronnie Dewitt & Associates, is also attending Florida Atlantic University in the fall.


Ana Cedeno Escobar will attend New College of Florida in the fall.

Star Major is attending the University of South Florida in the fall. Her goal is to obtain a degree in nursing.

Zackary Sessa is going into his second year at the University of Florida and is pursuing a degree in the pre-medicine field.

Scholarships support tuition, textbooks and other course-related fees. RASM is proud to provide this financial support to area students to sustain the future of Sarasota and Manatee County. Since its founding in 2002, the RASM Scholarship Program has awarded over $182,000 to deserving students.