TREASURE ISLAND – The Treasure Islettes organization awarded $8,400 in scholarship funds for the 2012-13 school year.
Three new recipients include Kanya Sornsong-Wilder, Richard Spottke, and Tyler Wood.
Sornsong-Wilder attends the Pacific Northwest College of Art; Spottke is seeking a Bachelor of Applied Science in finance at St. Petersburg College and Wood attends Portland State University where he is majoring in computer science.
The returning recipients are: Amanda Culp, Nicki Kharzouz, Lidija Barauskas and Katherine Gomez.
Culp is majoring in architecture at the University of Florida where she is seeking a bachelor’s degree in design. Kharzouz is seeking a bachelor’s degree in accounting at the University of Central Florida and Barauskas is attending Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Gomez has started work on a doctorate at UCF.
The Treasure Islettes, a women’s club founded in 1955, funds scholarship monies from its year-round weekly bingo games at the Treasure Island Community Center on Thursdays at 6:45 p.m.
Since its inception, The Treasure Islettes has awarded nearly $400,000 to students.
For info on joining the Treasure Islettes, contact this year’s president Marian Alton at 360-0164.
Scholarship information for prospective applicants can be obtained from Treasure Islettes, 138 107th Ave. No. 116, Treasure Island, FL 33706 (attention Scholarship Chair).