Dolphin Aviation Owner Shannon Ciaravella presented six graduating high school students with checks to support their first year at college. Shannon is continuing the tradition established by her husband Dolphin Aviation founder Ron Ciaravella over two decades ago. Mr. Ciaravella passed away in July of 2021 and over the past twenty years he awarded more than 100 scholarships to deserving local teens on their way to college.

“I am honored to continue the philanthropy Ron began 20 years ago,” Ms. Ciaravella said. “Today’s winners exemplify attributes that mirror Ron’s conviction that determination, tenacity and hard work are integral to achieving success. Academics are not the main factor in our selection process. We want to help hard-working students from single parent homes who need help to launch their collegiate careers. We are proud to honor today’s scholarship winners and it is our hope that they bring their talents back to our region.”    

Scholarship winners include Sephena Jackson for Florida State Universiy; Gabriel French for University of Central Florida; Halden Parker for Embry-Riddle; Jaxson French for Concord University; Delaney Hampton for Florida Atlantic University; and Chloe Sebiro for Florida A&M.