The PHSC Foundation recently received a $60,000 grant from the Edward K. Roberts Community College Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Given the financial challenges for students brought on by the pandemic, the Community Foundation provided a $20,000 increase over last year’s grant amount which provided scholarships for 58 PHSC students.
During the 2021-2022 academic year, the Edward K. Roberts Community College Fund will continue to provide scholarships to students who demonstrate financial need with a preference given to part-time students who are parents and may not qualify for other financial aid.
Roberts was a generous lifelong donor to PHSC. He relocated to Sarasota and upon his death in 2009, established the Edward K. Roberts Community College Fund at the Community Foundation. Since 2011, the fund has provided $480,000 to assist PHSC students through scholarships.