Kantner Foundation, Inc., Announces 2020 Kantner Foundation Scholarship Winners

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The Kantner Foundation, Inc. has awarded $3,000 scholarships to twenty outstanding high school seniors in the State of Florida. Applications for the 2021 scholarship cycle open in spring 2021.

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“The Kantner Foundation board of trustees and I look forward to receiving more applications from the talented students throughout Florida in 2021.” - Sam Silverman, President

The Kantner Foundation, Inc., an IRS Section 501(c)(3) private foundation awards scholarships to outstanding students who have demonstrated high potential for future success and who have met the qualifications set forth by the Foundation. The following students have been awarded $3,000 scholarships, payable to not-for-profit colleges and universities in the United States, during the 2020 application cycle:

Lorraine Angelakos, Pompano Beach High School, Pompano Beach
Kayla Abramowitz, William T. Dwyer High School, Palm Beach Gardens
Carissa Allen, William T. Dwyer High School, Palm Beach Gardens
Kaitlyn Tully, Calvary Christian Academy, Fort Lauderdale
Sara Rusheidat, Sickles High School, Tampa
Alayna Dean, Apopka High School, Apopka
Samhith Ankam, Creekside High School, Saint Johns
Karen Liu, James Rickards High School, Tallahassee
Michelle Puentes, Nova High School, Davie
William Rushing, Fernandina Beach High School, Fernandina Beach
Tayiba Jannat, Osceola High School, Kissimmee
Ashley Tirado, Coral Springs Charter School, Coral Springs
Angela Yan, A.W. Dreyfoos School of Arts, West Palm Beach
Alexandra Trotter, Keswick Christian School, St. Petersburg
Nina Dinh, The Out-of-Door Academy, Sarasota
Kevin Ohrn, South Fork High School, Stuart
Dean Silvers, The Benjamin School, Palm Beach Gardens
Mariana Valencia, Palm Beach Central High School, Wellington
Hayden Siesel, Spanish River Community High School, Boca Raton
Alana Grasso, Jensen Beach High School, Jensen Beach

To date the Foundation has distributed hundreds of thousands of dollars in the form of scholarships and grants to not-for-profit organizations throughout Florida. The annual scholarships are available only to Florida high school seniors who have demonstrated an interest in business and entrepreneurship.

Sam Silverman, president of the Kantner Foundation, noted that this was a particularly competitive year, and extended his congratulations to the successful applicants. He further encouraged students to apply for the scholarship next year: “The Kantner Foundation board of trustees and I look forward to receiving more applications from the talented students throughout Florida in 2021.”

Applications for the 2021 scholarship cycle open in spring 2021. The Kantner Foundation is one of a select few private foundations in the country whose scholarship application and review process is completely online. This allows the Foundation to evaluate more potential candidates and increases the likelihood of awarding more scholarships.

About Kantner Foundation, Inc.: The Kantner Foundation was established in 1987 by Woodrow A. Kantner, a self-made real estate developer and investor from Martin County, Florida, to carry out his twin objectives of advancing the free enterprise system and community-based philanthropy, including the protection of private property rights, and providing scholarships to like-minded high school students from the local community. Over the past 32 years, more than 200 scholarships have been awarded to students who demonstrate high potential for future success and have met the qualifications set by the Kantner Foundation.

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