Every year, the Association awards college scholarships valued at $2,000 each to deserving students from the two-county area. Because of our increased focus on charitable activity through the RASM REALTORS® Charitable Foundation, in 2021 we were able to surpass our typical award of six scholarships to seventeen scholarships.
This year, RASM was able to award 17 scholarships to local students. This year alone, the RASM Scholarship Committee reviewed more than 70 applications and spent three days doing interviews to determine the 17 recipients. As a benefit to RASM members, eight of the 17 scholarships were awarded to members or children of RASM members who are continuing education at an accredited college or university. The other nine scholarships were rewarded to members of the community and we are proud to have exceeded our typical scholarship amount this year.
RASM MEMBER RECIPIENTS
Samantha McLeod, daughter of Candice Mcleod with Medway Realty, will be attending Florida State University to study Psychology.
Noelle Prouty, granddaughter of Diane Thomas with Michael Saunders & Co., will be attending the University of Florida to study Biology and Art.
Nina Prouty, granddaughter of Diane Thomas with Michael Saunders & Co., will be attending the University of Florida to study English, History, and Music Performance.
Madison Scholten, daughter of Heidi Jo Scholten with Medway Realty, will be attending the University of Florida to study Nursing.
Isabella Spagnolo, daughter of Angela Spagnolo with Michael Saunders & Co., will be attending the University of Florida to study Biology on a pre-med track.
Olivia Sherry, daughter of Gene Sherry with Coldwell Banker Realty, will be attending Furman University to study Psychology.
Cameron Drown, son of Debra Drown with Coastal Luxury Properties, will be attending Southeastern University to study Education.
Tabitha Hanely, daughter of Wendy Huffman with Leslie Wells Realty, Inc., and her father is also an active Business Partner member with Security National Mortgage Company. She will be attending Seminole State College of Florida to study Digital Art/Animation.
Sophia Pearce will be attending the University of Central Florida to study Zoology.
Quinn O’Connor will be attending Barnard College to study neuroscience.
Abigail Koester will be attending the University of Florida to study Mechanical Engineering.
Liam Ordonez will be attending Cornell University, College of Human Ecology, with plans to study human development, global and public health, education, and gerontology.
Haley Sprague is planning to attend the Peabody Institute of The John Hopkins University.
Julianna Courville will be attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette to study Kinesiology.
Keile O’Dell will be attending Southeastern University to study Business Leadership and Ministerial Leadership.
Giacomo Mutti will be attending the University of Florida to study International Business.
Lexington Kahler will be attending the University of Florida to study Business Administration and Political Science.
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 $236,000 to deserving students.