Every year, the Osceola County Association of Realtors (OSCAR) Care Committee awards local high school seniors with scholarships.
This year, the association presented five $1,000 scholarships to students who plan on continuing their education at a college, university, technical school or other institution of higher learning. Applicants were critiqued on various categories including GPA, community service hours, and a 250-word essay. In their essays, participants were asked to explain the value that Realtor professionals contribute to our community. The committee reviewed more than 150 applications that offered many insightful viewpoints on the topic, but ultimately only five were chosen.
The committee announced the 2020 OSCAR scholarship winners are: Kyomi Cabral, of Gateway High School, Gabriel DeCastro, of Osceola School for the Arts, Mia Escarment, of Osceola School for the Arts, Sarah Khan, of Gateway High School and Hafsa Quaakkiv of Celebration High School.
Their excellent essays, grades, and commitment to our community made a strong impression on the committee, according to an OSCAR press release. There were a high number of qualified students, but our committee is confident in the recipients we chose.
“Education lays the groundwork for a successful career and bright future. We are proud to partner with the Education Foundation to provide scholarships to deserving high school students,” stated Association President Joe Johnson.
OSCAR has helped high school seniors fund their tuition through scholarships since 2011. These efforts have provided over $38,000 in financial assistance.
For more information on the Osceola County Association of Realtors, visit www.osceolarealtors.com.