More than a dozen area high school students will get help paying for college thanks to the Auxiliary of Doctors Hospital of Sarasota. The Auxiliary is a non-profit group. It uses the money it raises from gift shop and cafeteria sales at the hospital plus different fundraisers to fund the scholarships. Since the group started in 1967, it has awarded more than one million dollars in scholarships.

This year students from Booker High School, Imagine School of North Port, North Port High School, Pine View School, Riverview High School, Sarasota High School, Suncoast Polytechnical High School and Venice High School earned the scholarships.

A committee of volunteers review applications and award scholarships to deserving Sarasota County high school graduates to advance their studies in the healthcare field.