Sarasota, FL - The Volunteer Auxiliary of Doctors Hospital of Sarasota recently awarded $60,000 in college scholarships to 19 local high school seniors pursuing careers in the healthcare field. The awards were given at the annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony held on May 11, 2016. A photo and listing of this year’s recipients are below.

About The Scholarship Program

The Scholarship Fund of the Auxiliary of Doctors Hospital was developed by the Auxiliary Board of Directors in 1967. It was created to provide higher educational opportunities for worthy students in financial need intending to pursue careers in a healthcare field. All funds are raised by the Auxiliary from gift shop sales and various fund raisers and donations throughout the year. The Auxiliary has given more than one million dollars over the years since the program started.

About Doctors Hospital of Sarasota

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota is an all-private room acute care facility serving the healthcare needs of Sarasota County and 1-75 corridor residents. Doctors Hospital is a Joint Commission Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center, and a Joint Commission Top Performer in Key Quality Measures. The facility has been nationally recognized by Modern Healthcare’s Top 100 Best Places to Work for seven years in a row.

Additionally, Doctors Hospital is the only facility in Sarasota to receive an A grade in patient safety by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. For more information about the services of Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, please visit or contact Aimee Bennett at (941) 342-1012.

Auxiliary of Doctors Hospital of Sarasota 2016 Scholarship Recipients

High SchoolNameCollegeMajor
North Port High SchoolAliyyah LaRosaState College of FloridaPre-Med
Riverview High SchoolMagdalena CocaUniversity of FloridaPre-Med
Riverview High SchoolJaclyn Colgan Boston CollegeNursing
Riverview High SchoolKathleen Hagan Florida State UniversityGenetics
Riverview High SchoolDaniela MartinezState College of FloridaPre-Med
Riverview High SchoolPriyal PatelUniversity Central FloridaPre-Med
Riverview High SchoolDaniel SkladanowskiState College of FloridaPharmacy
Sarasota High SchoolMargaret HoganFlorida Gulf CoastBehavioral Health
Sarasota Military AcademyKadesha Johnson Sarasota Technical CollegeNursing
Sarasota Military AcademyJarrett RepaskeyUniversity of FloridaZoology
Venice High SchoolKelly Antini University of South FloridaBioMed
Venice High SchoolJacques BarnesState College of FloridaNursing
Venice High SchoolLaura BenavidesSarasota Technical CollegeNursing
Venice High SchoolKayla Campbell Florida Gulf CoastNursing
Venice High SchoolDayana CarvajalState College of FloridaNursing
Venice High SchoolSierra MorandiFlorida State UniversityPre-Med
Venice High SchoolJohn Newcomb University of WashingtonPre-Med
Venice High SchoolKelsy UptonTaylor UniversityPre-Med
Venice High SchoolThoc VanUniversity of South FloridaPre-Med

Doctors Hospital Scholarship Recipients 2016

Front Row (L – R): Kelly Antini, Laura Benavides, Sierra Morandi, Aliyyah LaRosa

Middle row (L-R): Jaclyn Colgan, Kayla Campbell, Kelsy Upton, Dayana Carvajal, Daniela Martinez, Kadesha Johnson, Priyal Patel

Back row (L-R): Thoc Van, John Newcomb, Jaques Barnes, Magdelena Coca, Jarrett Repaskey, Daniel Skladanowski, Kathleen Hagan