• Susan Wentzell, Riverview Woman's Club

Local Youth Awarded 2019 College Scholarships

Recipients of the Riverview Woman's Club 2019 college scholarships were recognized at the club's luncheon on June 19. From left, Blyss Bolger (Riverview High School), Savita Singh (East Bay High School), Shayla Webster (Riverview High School), Angelena Baldi (Armwood High School), and Lianna Becker (Riverview High School). Missing from the photo is Nicole Mohammad of Riverview High School.

The Riverview Woman’s Club (RWC) awarded $6,500 in college scholarships this year. Local recipients are from Riverview, East Bay and Armwood High Schools. The six recipients were formally awarded their scholarships on June 19 at the RWC’s youth scholarship recognition luncheon held at the Coastal Event Center in Riverview.

Five of the students received a $1,000 scholarship and one student received the $1,500 Mary Rufenor Science Award. The students will be attending Florida State University, Hillsborough Community College, University of South Florida, University of Central Florida, University of Tampa and University of North Florida.

Nicole Mohammad of Riverview High School is one of six recipients of college scholarships awarded by the Riverview Woman’s Club.

To be awarded a scholarship, applicants must meet the club’s stated scholarship criteria: show financial need, outstanding scholastic accomplishments, extracurricular activities, leadership roles, have two recommendations, submit a student essay and complete the required community service hours.

The students receiving the RWC scholarships include graduating seniors Angelena Baldi of Armwood High School; Lianna Becker, Blyss Bolger, Shayla Webster and Grace Mohammad -- all from Riverview High School -- and Savita Singh of East Bay High School.

Shayla Webster received the The Mary Rufenor Science Award. The award is funded jointly by an anonymous RWC member along with the RWC in memory of Mary Rufenor. She was a lifelong teacher who taught worldwide as well as at Riverview High School. Riverview High School students with science or medical qualification were considered for this award.

Since its start in 2012, the Riverview Woman’s Club has awarded over 35 scholarships, helped Rodgers Middle School with their STARR Program, donated towards the fight against Human Trafficking, given donations to the fight to end Alzheimer’s, the Freedom to Walk Foundation, and supported Relay for Life to fight cancer.

If you wish to get acquainted with the club, attend any of its events which will resume in August with a Mexican Fiesta Night on August 14, or join the club visit You can also find us on Facebook

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