The Center presents the John van Zandt Scholarship Fund (JvZ)
The John van Zandt Scholarship Fund is awarded each year to a graduating senior seeking financial tuition assistance to pursue a career that does not require a college degree. Applicants should live or work on the Island or have parents that work on the Island. Awards range from $2,500 – $5,000 and are determined through an application process that is reviewed by an independent committee charged with finding the most deserving recipient each year. Click here for more information on John van Zandt
JVZ Scholarship Fund Awarded to Tyler Brewer:
Tyler Brewer attended Anna Maria Elementary School and Martha B. King Middle School before attending and graduating from Manatee High School, Class of ’21. … Tyler is the son of Dina Franklin and a member of the Scanio family. (The Center’s baseball diamond is named Scanio-Hutchinson Field)
Quotations from Tyler’s application to the Award Committee: “I have lived on Anna Maria Island my whole life. I come from a long line of family members who have lived on Anna Maria Island. I would like to be an electrician and also I’ve thought about going to school to be involved with electrical engineering.” Brewer continued, “I’ve always been interested to be involved in the Florida Power and Light Company. These two careers have caught my interest very much…The electrical business will always be needed and I would love to get the opportunity to learn more about it to not only help myself, but to help others.”
JvZ Award Committee:
Mary Ellen Stahr
Chris van Zandt
Important JVZ information for applicants and donors to the Fund.
- The maximum JvZ Scholarship Fund Award is $5,000 and will go to one individual chosen by the Award Committee or be split between 2 finalists through the application process.
- If a student has full tuition funding from another scholarship source, he or she is not eligible as a potential recipient of JvZ Scholarship Fund Award.
- Donors to the Scholarship Fund are encouraged to make checks out to: The Center of Anna Maria Island. Enter JVZ on memo line. These donations to JvZ are tax deductible for donors.
- The JVZ Scholarship Fund Account resides at the Manatee Community Foundation