The Women’s Resource offers annual Educational Scholarships to recognize, reward, and encourage female students who are pursuing a higher level of education to reach a realistic goal in preparation for employment, self-sufficiency, and advancement in the community. This year, $28,000 in scholarships were awarded with each of 28 recipients receiving a $1,000 award.

64% of recipients have dependent children living at home; 93% are single, divorced or widowed; and 89% are below the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) level. Of that, 39% live in Manatee County, 64% live in Sarasota County, and 61% are seeking a degree in health care.

On Sunday, May 19th, the Women’s Resource Center held the Scholarship Award ceremony at the Sarasota Center. The scholarship recipients who were selected demonstrated a high level of commitment and determination to their educational goals.  These women have also agreed to participate in The Women’s Resource Center’s mentorship program, a new initiative in 2019 to encourage engagement with WRC programs and services throughout these students’ journey to empowerment through education.


Congratulations to the following recipients:

Jean Abrams Academic Scholarship

Sara Johnson


Anne Beckstein Academic Scholarship

Avigayil Klein


Beverly Dennis Academic Scholarship

Natalie French


Entre Nous Academic Scholarship

Eryn LaLonde


Karin’s Causes Academic Scholarship

Tarra Driskell


Linda Mickelberg Memorial Scholarship

Angelina Labadie


Mary Parker Academic Scholarship

Karly Linsberg

Kendra Mingleton

Jeanette Ocasio

Shyla Robinett

Trenise Sutton

Nancy Schlossberg Academic Scholarship

Charlotte Gross


Betty Schoenbaum Family Foundation Scholarship

Odessa Ammons

Shelondo Arroyo

Briana Arthur

Marjorie Bautista

Reesa Bland

Juliana Camara

Stacey Chaisson

Jennifer Chouinard

Felicia Phillips

Jessica Miles


Babe Weiller Memorial Scholarship of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County

Tahmina Amiri


WRC Scholarship Fund

Thelma Upshaw

Antonia Ventura

Krya Waters

Danielle White

Diana Martin

The assistance provided to these women is made possible by the generous contributions of individual donors and the WRC Scholarship Fund. Thank you to all of our donors for your contributions! Because of you, 28 women’s futures are looking brighter than ever!