The Business and Professional Women of Englewood and Venice (BPWEV) awarded 3 Adult Learner Scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 each to Elisabeth Capell, Angeline Koplau and Jolyn Miller.

Elizabeth Capell is attending State College of Florida (SCF) where she is pursuing an AA degree. She is a straight A student, a mother of 4 children. Her husband is a disabled Gulf War Veteran with various serious health problems and unable to work.

Angeline Koplau is also attending SCF and seeking an AA and AS degree in the field of Occupational Therapy. A member of Phi Theta Kappa, she has repeatedly earned her place on the dean’s list. Angeline is a single mother with 4 young children. This is the second time that she has been awarded a BPWEV Adult Learner Scholarship.

Jolyn Miller is attending Keiser University. She is working toward her AS to become a Physical Therapist Assistant. Her grades are also excellent. She is a single mother with one child. She, too, is the recipient of the BPWEV Adult Learner Scholarship for a second time.

The funds for the BPWEV Adult Learner Scholarships were earned last October at the club’s major fundraiser at the Venice Art Center called: “7th Annual Passport To Your Future” - a Wine Tasting and Auction event with life music, superb wines, and appetizers donated by Venice restaurants. All BPWEV members contributed to make this event a great success.

I am writing to you as a graduate of the Florida State University, something that would not be possible without the contributions of this organization. I graduated from FSU on May 1, 2015, with a Bachelor of Science in Computational Science and minor in Mathematics with Summa Cum Laude distinction. My final GPA was a 3.9 and I was lucky enough to graduate debt free. I was incredibly honored to walk across the stage in the Tallahassee Civic Center to receive my diploma. I reminisced back to senior year of high school when I applied to scholarship after scholarship and wrote essay after essay, all to make my dream of attending college come true. Now, as an alumna of Florida State, I will wish to thank you for your part in my achievement.

In high school, I could have never predicted the future life that I am currently living now. I thank you for trusting in me four years ago and giving me the chance to attend a University that I otherwise had no personal funds to afford. With the financial support of my company, I plan to apply for a Master’s program in Data Science or Applied Math in the fall, further enhancing my education. I am truly grateful to be where I am today.

Brittany Morgan

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