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THE RIVER - JANUARY 15, 2016
Tickets On Sale For
Gala At Cypress Cove
Tickets are now on sale for the 5th annual Cypress Cove Gala, themed A
Sparkling Occasion, which will be held Saturday, March 12.
Proceeds from the evening will support new and innovative memory care
programming for residents of The Cottage – the Life Plan Community’s soon-to-open
unique two-story household for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
The evening’s top playbill features music by the acclaimed Orlando-based Z Street
Band, returning by popular demand. Joining the Z Street Band marquee is Southwest
Florida’s popular dance band Joe Marino & All the King’s Men.
There will be culinary delights, spirits, endless hors d’oeuvres and an array of silent
Dust off your dancing shoes, break out your best bling and for a glittering fun-filled
evening to support a worthy Southwest Florida cause. Gala activities begin at 6:30
p.m . on Saturday, March 12.
Tickets are on sale for $100 per person through the Cypress Cove Community
Advancement office. For more information about the gala, tickets, event sponsorship
or silent auction gifting, contact the Community Advancement office at 425-1639.
The Southwest Florida Community
Foundation’s scholarship appli-
cation process for the 2016-
17 school year will begin on Friday,
January 15. Approximately $500,000
in scholarship money is available
through more than 50 scholarships for
local high-school students and under-
graduate students with financial need or
academic merit from Charlotte, Collier,
Glades, Hendry and Lee counties.
The E-Apply online scholarship appli-
cation tool can be accessed through the
Community Foundation’s website at
Students may review the scholarships
available online as well as a tutorial about
how to create and submit the online
Students may apply for multiple schol-
arships and have the ability to upload
transcripts, SAT/ACT score reports,
letters of recommendation and financial
documentation (if required). For need-
based scholarships, students are required
to submit the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) for m. The deadline
for scholarship applications is March 4.
“We are excited to be able to offer stu-
dents an opportunity to apply for annual
as well as renewable scholarships,” said
Melanie Holaway, scholarship coordina-
tor for the Southwest Florida Community
Renewable scholarships are those
offered for up to four years such as the
Patricia Means Scholarship, which is new
According to Holaway, examples of
some of the more unique scholarships not
as highly sought after include scholarships
for students with disabilities, student ath-
letes, students pursuing a specific field of
study such as teaching deaf or blind indi-
viduals, specific church membership or
community service hours in a particular
facility such as a veterans hospital, adult
students going back to school, students
from particular schools or communities,
and students pursuing a graduate or pro-
New scholarships this year include
four from Dr. Allen and Mrs. Elizabeth
Shevach for medical students from Lee
County attending the University of Florida
College of Medicine, Lee County students
enrolled at Johns Hopkins University,
graduating seniors from Fort Myers High
School who have participated in high-
school athletics and plan to pursue a
college education, and a general scholar-
ship for graduating seniors from any Lee
County high school.
The Patricia Means Scholarship is for
a U.S. citizen, high-school graduate with
a B or C grade-point average pursuing
The Gerard C. Mehr Scholarship is for
a financially needy Southwest Florida stu-
dent graduating high school or possessing
a GED, or to adult learners seeking con-
tinued education from accredited colleges
or universities, or training from certified
The Immokalee Achievement Award
Fund is for an Immokalee High School
graduating senior who has or will be
applying to a community college or an
advanced education trade school for a
course or courses leading to a specialized
trade or job skill.
In 2016, the Community Foundation
awarded more than $500,000 in scholar-
ships. With a simplified and streamlined
online application process, students apply
without submitting paper applications.
For more information about
the Southwest Florida Community
Foundation, call 274-5900 or visit www.
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Alliance Summer Camp
camp scholarship fund at artinlee.org/scholarships.
Visit www.artinlee.org/summer-arts-camp to lear n more, or call 939-2787 for
The alliance is also partnering with Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre again this sum-
mer for four weeks of Musical Theatre Intensive Camp. Learn more online at www.
The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of
Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers.
Previous Alliance Summer Arts Camp participants
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American festival food. Wine and both
domestic and imported beer will be
Dozens of merchandise vendors will
offer everything Celtic. A new addition
this year will allow attendees to try their
luck at jousting.
Admission is $10 for adults and feee
for children under 12. No coolers are
allowed but blankets and/or lawn chairs
For more information call 321-7524
or 941-625 -8544.
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