Better Living For Seniors Awards Scholarships
ST.PETERSBURG - As part of its continuing commitment to education in the health care field, Better Living For Seniors (BLS) has recently awarded two scholarships. Vanessa Jones of St. Petersburg High School and Emily Sayas of St. Petersburg Collegiate High School each received a scholarship $1,300 to help them finance their college education in pursuit of a health care career.
The two young women were chosen for the scholarships from an original pool of 25 candidates. A selection process followed which helped to narrow the candidate field and from which BLS's Public Education, Advocacy & Networking (PAN) Committee voted selecting Vanessa Jones and Emily Sayas as this year's scholarship recipients.
Assisting the committee in this process was the Pinellas Education Foundation.
Since 2004, BLS has given thousands of dollars in scholarships to more than a dozen graduates of Pinellas County schools to help them in their education toward becoming future health care professionals. The program is administered by the PAN Committee, made up of 15 to 20 BLS members in any given year.
Better Living for Seniors is a group of professionals who work with seniors. BLS was created in 1988 in affiliation with the Area Agency on Aging Pasco-Pinellas, Inc., with a board of directors and several key committees. In addition to committee work, members also meet on a regular basis to share information, network, and educate each other. For the benefit of its members, the organization stages a business networking function four times a year known as the BLS Consortium. At the Consortium, various programs are conducted in support of BLS's mission on behalf of its members. For more information about these consortiums or BLS in general, please visit www.blspinellas.org.
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