PRECO Announces $104,000 in College Scholarships

Posted: July 1, 2020 at 1:41 pm

Two dozen students were awarded a total of $104,000 in scholarships by Operation Round Up, PRECO’s charitable foundation. Since PRECO formed Operation Round Up in 2005, nearly 200 students have shared in more than $900,000 in college scholarships granted.

“This year, considering the financial impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on families, we took measures to increase the number of students receiving scholarships,” states Ellen Hamel, Operation Round Up chair. “By granting more scholarships than ever before, we increased the number of recipients to an all-time yearly high of 24.”

Funding for Operation Round Up comes from the donations of PRECO’s member-consumers. Each member’s electric bill is “rounded up” to the next dollar to provide charitable funds in the areas of food, shelter, clothing, medical, the environment and education. Participation is voluntary; members may choose to participate or opt out at any time by signing up at or by contacting Customer Care at 800-282-3824.

Scholarship winners by High School or College

Bradenton Christian School

Isabella Gonzalez                   $4,000


Braden River High School

Madigan Wilford                    $4,000

Tess Zambella                        $4,000


Florida Gulf Coast University

Alexis Whalen                        $4,000


Hardee County High School

Maria Deloera                         $4,000

Rachel Garland                       $4,000

Jesus Jurado                            $4,000

Kein Knight                            $4,000


Lakewood Ranch High School

Isabella Liberti                         $8,000

Andrew den Boggende           $8,000

Trevor Clark                            $4,000

Manoela Dos Santos               $4,000

Alexander Dubendorf              $4,000

Taylor Ferber                           $4,000

Amanda Hamende                  $4,000

Hudson Norman                     $4,000

Thomas Patten                       $4,000


New Gate School

Matthew Bogard                     $4,000


Out of Door Academy

Nina Dinh                               $4,000


Palmetto High School

Matthew Joseph                      $4,000

Makenna Simpson                  $4,000


Southeast High School

Ximena Chafloque                  $4,000


State College of Florida

Colton Ginter                          $4,000

Jocelyn Riley                          $4,000