Thanks to the continued support of Sheriff Carmine Marceno and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the Tommy Bohanon Foundation can continue to fulfill its mission of supporting young athletes on and off the playing field. Every year, the foundation sets its sights on something even bigger than the year before, and as a result, the Tommy Bohanon Foundation will award $10,000 scholarships to three high school seniors in Southwest Florida this year. The scholarships will allow these students to pursue continued education without financial restraint.
“These scholarships open up the future for the youth in our community,” said former NFL player Tommy Bohanon, founder of the Tommy Bohanon Foundation. “Our goal is, and always has been, to motivate students to pursue education beyond high school. Financial stress can deter students from even having college or trade school on their radar. Every kid deserves to go after their dreams without any hesitation and our hope is that these scholarships will do just that.”
Since 2018, Sheriff Marceno and the LCSO have been instrumental partners of the Tommy Bohanon Foundation. Last year, the LCSO’s contributions made it possible for the foundation to offer two $10,000 scholarships. This year’s donation of $30,000 paved the way for the Tommy Bohanon Foundation to support the continued education of three Southwest Florida students.
“This contribution allows us to change the lives of the youth in our community,” said Sheriff Marceno. “Every student deserves the opportunity to pursue higher education and to fulfill their dreams. We are proud to support the Tommy Bohanon Foundation and their mission to make a positive impact in our community.”
The Tommy Bohanon Foundation has partnered with the Collaboratory to assist with the scholarship application and selection process. Students are able to complete a single application through the Collaboratory that will match them with the scholarship funds that they are eligible for. The Tommy Bohanon Foundation Scholarship Fund requires that students have an athletic interest and plans to pursue higher education. Eligible students will participate in an interview process before the final selection is completed by the foundation.