Manatee County Foundation Awards Grant to New College of Florida

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Pictured: New College Foundation with Bishop Parker Foundation.

The Bishop Parker Foundation recently awarded $159,000 to the New College Foundation to launch a scholarship program that offers academically qualified
high school students from Manatee County and transfer students from State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota the opportunity to attend New College of Florida, the State of Florida’s designated Honors College. MaryAnne Young, vice president of advancement and executive director of New College Foundation, says this grant can have life-changing results for the Manatee County students it empowers. According to Declan Sheehy, director of philanthropy at New College, the grant will provide direct scholarship support for qualified Manatee County students to attend New College. A portion of the funds will also be used for student activities and engagement, internships, and support to assist student retention and success, in addition to helping further build a network of working partners.

Pictured: New College Foundation with Bishop Parker Foundation.

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