Leo Wotitzky Scholarship
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The Charlotte Community Foundation is accepting applications for the Leo Wotitzky Scholarship Fund. The purpose of the program is to fund scholarships for deserving high school graduates of Charlotte County Schools.
Application deadline date is: April 4, 2014. Scholarships will be awarded to applicants who meet the following criteria:
About Leo Wotitzky
Leo Wotitzky was born in Punta Gorda in 1912 and resided here until his death in 2005. He was a school teacher, newspaper editor, state legislator, and attorney at law. Because of his intellect, personality and sense of humor, he was a leader in every activity he ever undertook.
Leo's education was almost interrupted by the economic depression of the 1930's. If it had not been for a teaching scholarship, he would have been forced to drop out of college. In both his personal and professional life, he always identified with people who might have been economically disadvantaged, but had the intellect, the inner strength and motivation to reach their life goals.
Friends and former students have contributed to create the Leo Wotitzky Scholarship Fund to perpetuate the memory of one of Florida's finest citizens. It is a tribute for all that he did for them and the community.Go Back