Scholarship Recipients II

Marge Ebersbach $1500 Scholarship

Megan Maletta – Viera High School - Parent: Barbara Maletta

Plans to attend Eastern Florida State College to finish her remaining credits for an AA

Wants to earn a Physician Assistant Degree

Her commitment to helping others has resulted in raising over $25,000 for cancer research by participating in a Relay for Life Team since the age of 8. She also has helped raise over $2,000 for premature babies by participating in the March of Dimes’ Walk for Babies.

She helps prepare dinner and help her siblings with homework when mom works extra hours while also working as a server/cashier 30 hours per week.

She wants to impact others’ lives in a positive way like her aunt, grandmother and uncle did in her life.


BASA/A $1000 Scholarship

Rachel Bohorquez – Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School - Parent: Tatiana Bohorquez

Plans to attend University of Florida with the goal to become a doctor in Radiology.

She is a first generation American. Her mother’s story has inspired her to be successful by teaching her the values of helping others. She has organized beach clean-ups, collects clothing, food and toys for various organizations and charities. She has also made oyster mats to place in the Indian River to restore oyster habitats and ecosystems. Leading all these activities has taught her responsibility that will help her in the future as a college student and as a professional.


BASA/A $1000 Scholarship

Benjamin Thornbloom – Edgewood Jr/Sr High School - Parent: Dena Thornbloom

Plans to attend Georgia Institute of Technology to major in Computer Engineering or Computer Science

His grandparents and great-grandparents were missionaries and served in the Democratic Republic of Congo which instilled him with a desire to continue on the legacy of helping others. He planned and completed on his Eagle Scout service project where he plans to complete a house for homeless and low-income people who need a place to stay after being released from the hospital. He works with his church to improve their homeless ministry. He considers his family background as an inspiration and a challenge to serve others and do all that he can to help those around him.


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