FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 24, 2023) Cypress Cove’s scholarship committee has awarded a total of $36,000 in Spring 2023 educational scholarships to 18 employees and employee dependents of its South Fort Myers luxury life plan community. The recent scholar selections mark 200 total scholarships awarded since the program’s inception in 2018. Each scholarship is $2,000 and is sent directly to the college or university.
“Cypress Cove’s outstanding scholarship program has been life changing for some of our team members and their families, especially after facing personal challenges with Hurricane Ian,” said Executive Director Mary Franklin. “With our tuition assistance and flexible scheduling, we make it possible for team members to advance their careers and skill sets through a wide variety of educational opportunities.”
This spring’s class includes scholars seeking undergraduate and advanced degrees as well as technical diplomas from 12 institutions of higher education throughout Southwest Florida and the state.
There are several new scholars, including a pair of brothers who are pursuing undergraduate degrees in the financial sector. The remaining scholars and their dependents work in activities, culinary and environmental services, facilities, nursing and healthcare.
Many Cypress Cove scholars stay and grow their career at Cypress Cove, but they are not required to do so. The scholarships are funded through generous donations from Cypress Cove residents, their families, and team members.
To read more about the scholarship program and scholarship recipients, visit https://cypresscoveliving.org/category/scholarships/. Please make arrangements with Jennifer Benton, APR, CPRC, Public Relations Manager, to interview scholarship recipients and/or donors at 239-349-3207 or email@example.com.
To learn more about the current endowed scholarships and named scholarships, view our donor booklet at https://cypresscoveliving.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/07-2022-CC-HonorRoll-16PGS.pdf.
About Cypress Cove
Cypress Cove, a not-for-profit organization opened in 1999, is a well-established, highly respected, life plan community (formerly known as a continuing care retirement community) recognized nationally for innovation in senior living. Located on a beautiful 60-acre campus at HealthPark Florida in South Fort Myers, Cypress Cove is home to more than 650 residents and offers a full complement of quality living options—independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care assisted living, rehabilitative care, and home health.