Some Eatonville students will receive scholarships provided by travel and leisure charitable foundation

Starting next year, Eatonville students who have attended Eatonville’s Hungerford Elementary School and go on…

Starting next year, Eatonville students who have attended Eatonville’s Hungerford Elementary School and go on to graduate from a local high school will have the opportunity to have their entire college education paid for.It’s all thanks to a local business leader, who says he was inspired by hotelier and philanthropist, Harris Rosen.There was a big announcement held at the headquarters for the Orange County School District on Tuesday. It will literally change the lives of hundreds of students.It was announced on Tuesday that every student who attends Hungerford Elementary School and goes on to graduate from either Edgewater, Evans or Wekiva high school, will be provided a full scholarship to a Florida college or university.The program is all thanks to Mike Brown, the CEO of Travel and Leisure, a global company headquartered in Orlando.Brown says he heard local hotelier and philanthropist Harris Rosen speak about a scholarship program he had created for students in the Tangelo Park neighborhood and he said he felt moved that his company should do the same.”The program has proven its success through Tangelo Park, and we just wanted to replicate it,” Brown said.Brown says the first Eatonville scholarships will go to this fall’s incoming seniors, and they are prepared to fund college tuition for about 200 students a year.Rosen said he’s been trying for three decades to get business leaders to follow his lead and hopes Travel and Leisure is the first of many.The agreement to provide the scholarships was signed at the end of the news conference and is expected to be approved by the school board Tuesday night. At the start of the school year, eligible high school students who reside in Eatonville will be assigned a guidance counselor to inform them about the scholarship. The counselor will remain with each student throughout their high school career and will monitor their progress.

Starting next year, Eatonville students who have attended Eatonville’s Hungerford Elementary School and go on to graduate from a local high school will have the opportunity to have their entire college education paid for.

It’s all thanks to a local business leader, who says he was inspired by hotelier and philanthropist, Harris Rosen.

There was a big announcement held at the headquarters for the Orange County School District on Tuesday. It will literally change the lives of hundreds of students.

It was announced on Tuesday that every student who attends Hungerford Elementary School and goes on to graduate from either Edgewater, Evans or Wekiva high school, will be provided a full scholarship to a Florida college or university.

The program is all thanks to Mike Brown, the CEO of Travel and Leisure, a global company headquartered in Orlando.

Brown says he heard local hotelier and philanthropist Harris Rosen speak about a scholarship program he had created for students in the Tangelo Park neighborhood and he said he felt moved that his company should do the same.

“The program has proven its success through Tangelo Park, and we just wanted to replicate it,” Brown said.

Brown says the first Eatonville scholarships will go to this fall’s incoming seniors, and they are prepared to fund college tuition for about 200 students a year.

Rosen said he’s been trying for three decades to get business leaders to follow his lead and hopes Travel and Leisure is the first of many.

The agreement to provide the scholarships was signed at the end of the news conference and is expected to be approved by the school board Tuesday night.

At the start of the school year, eligible high school students who reside in Eatonville will be assigned a guidance counselor to inform them about the scholarship. The counselor will remain with each student throughout their high school career and will monitor their progress.

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