Lipman Awards $13,500 in College Scholarships
IMMOKALEE, FL – Lipman Family of Farms is continuing its sizeable investment into the next wave of consumers and industry leaders. The company recently donated $13,500 in college scholarships to graduating seniors of Immokalee High School.
“Our founder, Max Lipman, never received a formal education,” said Jaime Weisinger, Lipman’s Director of Community Relations. “But he made sure that every one of his six children had the opportunity to go to college. At Lipman, we understand that a good education is part of the foundation for success, and we are dedicated to helping the youth in our community reach their full potential."
Nine students received the scholarships, according to a press release. The awards ranged from $500-$2,000. The scholarships from this year alone have the potential to be worth $80,000 in total, if all the recipients renew them every year.
“Going to college has always been a dream of mine,” said Azaria Howard, one of the recipients. “I am extremely thankful for Lipman’s generosity and am committed to making them proud of this investment in my future.”
Azaria graudated from Immokalee High School with a 4.63 GPA, and plans to attend the University of Florida this fall. Azaria was the captain of her high school volleyball and basketball teams, and is the oldest of six siblings.
In order to be considered for the scholarships, students had to fill out an extensive application, and submit their high school transcripts, financial information, and an essay.
Lipman has contributed more than $260,000 in scholarships to local students since 2012.This year, Lipman will also give out a total of $25,000-$30,000 in scholarship renewals.
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