Congratulations to the 2020 RIPA Scholarship recipients. We are thrilled to recognize and award four outstanding high school Seniors that have collectively volunteered 685+ hours in the community, while all maintaining competitive grade point averages and several extra curricular activities. We can’t wait to see what their futures will hold.The RIPA Scholarship launched in June of 2017 giving children or dependents of RIPA employees the opportunity to apply for a one year scholarship for $2,500 towards an accredited college or university for the upcoming semester.
Click on our recipients photos to learn more about their background and what their plans are for the Fall.
“Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace.”
Ashlyn Aupperlee is a Senior at Nature Coast Technical High School, and the daughter of RIPA employee Dylan Aupperlee. Ashlyn is graduating with a 4.0 GPA and with 30 credit hours that will go towards her Associates degree earning a 3.6 college GPA through Dual Enrollment courses. In the Fall, Ashlyn plans to attend Pasco Hernando State College.
“If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”
Isaias Martinez is the 2020 Salutatorian of Richard C. Spoto High School and the son of RIPA employee Rolando Martinez. Isaias has big aspirations for the Fall of 2020 to start on his endeavor to study Biomedical Science at the University of South Florida.
“Wherever you go, make sure you go with all your heart!”
Jasmin Avellaneda is a Senior at Lennard High School, and the daughter of RIPA employee Rene Avellaneda. In the Fall, Jasmin plans to attend Hillsborough Community College where she plans to complete her AA degree followed by transferring to the University of South Florida for their Nursing School Program.
“A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes.”- Gandhi
Emily Drew is a Senior at Newsome High School and the daughter of RIPA employee David Drew. Emily is graduating with a 4.0 GPA and with 6 credit hours that will go towards her degree earned through Dual Enrollment courses. In the Fall, Emily plans to attend Florida Gulf Coast University where she plans to enroll in the Nursing School Program.