ABoR Foundation Announces 2014 Scholarship Recipients

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The ABoR Foundation awarded 25 Central Texas students with a combined total of $62,500 in scholarships.
The ABoR Foundation awarded 25 Central Texas students with a combined total of $62,500 in scholarships.

The Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) Foundation is pleased to announce its 2014 scholarship recipients. After reviewing more than 200 applications, the Foundation awarded 22 Central Texas high school seniors and three university students with a total of $62,500 in scholarships.

“These students have displayed excellence in academics and are already making a difference within their local communities,” said ABoR Foundation Chair Susan Horton. “The ABoR Foundation believes helping students pursue higher education is an opportunity that gives back ten-fold to the Central Texas community. Thank you to the generous Central Texas REALTORS® whose support made this year’s scholarships possible.”

This is the second-highest total scholarship amount and number of recipients in the Foundation’s 36-year history. This year, the ABoR Foundation awarded 25 scholarships at $2,500 each. Congratulations to the following students:

  • Adam Marin – Georgetown High School
  • Alexandria Penshorn – Blanco High School
  • Amanda Berger – Giddings High School
  • André Free – Manor New Tech High School
  • Audrey Hamlin – Georgetown High School
  • Brittney Lum – Cedar Creek High School
  • Caitlin Corich – Hays High School
  • Collin Vanecek –Taylor High School
  • Elizabeth Torres – Reagan High School
  • Franklin Linam – Hill Country Christian School
  • Hanna Searcy – Ann Richards School For Young Women Leaders
  • Isabella Bortolussi – Lago Vista High School
  • Jerry Groves – Wimberley High School
  • Johnnie McElroy – Lake Travis High School
  • Kayla Outlaw – Lago Vista High School
  • Lane Bishop – Marble Falls High School
  • Lauren O’Neal – Pflugerville High School
  • Lucia Torres – Cedar Creek High School
  • McKenna Baker – Florence High School
  • Mehraban Kavoussi – Liberal Arts and Science Academy
  • Michael Stripling – Marble Falls High School
  • Whitney Wood – LBJ High School
  • Andrea Barrick – The University of Texas at Austin
  • Anthony Guzman – Texas A&M University
  • Cheyenne King – Angelo State University

Each year, the ABoR Foundation conducts a raffle for a new Mercedes-Benz to raise funds for the scholarships. Tickets for this year’s raffle are available for $100 for one raffle ticket, three tickets for $200 or 15 tickets for $1,000. To purchase tickets please contact Gina Willemsen at gwillemsen@abor.com or 512-454-7636 ext. 1601. The drawing will be held at the Austin Board of REALTORS®’ annual Realty Round Up trades how on October 15.


About the Austin Board of REALTORS® Foundation
The ABoR Foundation is a charitable organization that supports the Central Texas community through the establishment of scholarship programs, creation of endowments for the betterment of the scholarship programs and serves as a conduit for relief funds in times of disaster. The Foundation has awarded more than 300 scholarships to college-bound high school graduates since its inception in 1978.

About the Austin Board of REALTORS®
The Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) is a non-profit, voluntary organization dedicated to educating and supporting Central Texas REALTORS®.  ABoR proudly serves over 9,000 members, promotes private property rights, and provides accurate, comprehensive property listing information for the Greater Austin area.

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