The DeBartolo Family Foundation Scholarship program was established in 2001 to recognize Tampa Bay area high school graduating seniors who have achieved academic excellence despite financial obstacles and are committed to continuing their education. A one-time scholarship award is made to students prior to the start of their freshman year of college and can be used for any college-related expenses.

IMG_6743Kayla Ann Alter, the Valedictorian of Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School’s Class of 2013, will be attending Florida State University.

Scholarship Awards

The deadline to apply for a 2014-15 scholarship application is April 3. Please click here to download the application. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Johnson at 813.964.8302 or e-mail her at

Current Recipients


The DeBartolo Family Foundation awarded 42 Tampa Bay area graduating seniors with $2,500 college scholarships through the organization’s annual high school scholarship program.  Since 2001, the DeBartolo Family Foundation has awarded $815,000 to area seniors entering college who have achieved academic excellence despite certain financial and personal obstacles.

Over 240 students applied for this year’s scholarships totaling $105,000. The 42 recipients, who may use the funds for any college-related expenses, include:

– Desiree Astorquiza, Steinbrenner High School
– Marques Beckles, Plant High School
– Creg Bell, River Ridge High School
– Ashley Bishop, Plant City High School
– Ariel Blackwood, Strawberry Crest High School
– Kiearra Bryant, King High School
– Wildens Cajuste, Steinbrenner High School
– Zachary Callaway, Tampa Catholic
– Aujona Chambers, Hillsborough High School
– Jordan Channell, Pinellas Park High School
– Seirra Coffman, George Jenkins High School
– Destiny Coleman, St. Petersburg High School
– Alaeldean Elmunaier, East Bay High School
– Randy Esfahani, Chain of Lakes Collegiate
– Rebekah Firmin, Lakewood Christian
– Patricio Galvez Guzman, Tampa Bay Technical
– Trenton Giddings, Wiregrass Ranch High School
– Itzel Guzman, East Bay High School
– NikkieAlexa Hasani-Ferrera,    Hillsborough High School
– Fizza Imran, Ridge Community High School
– Itzel Jahuey, Largo High School
– Nikole Katleba, Fivay High School
– Shannon King, Thomas Jefferson High School
– Kaitlin King, River Ridge High School
– Kristin Knotts, Strawberry Crest High School
– Tammy Lara, Lennard High School
– Matthew Lozada, Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School
– Brooke McCann, Elfers Christian School
– Yamilet Mera Leon, Thomas Jefferson High School
– Jessica Olaez, Lake Region High School
– Kylie Paul, Wharton High School
– Anthony Politano, Wesley Chapel High School
– Edward Przybylko, Wharton High School
– Cesar Ramirez, Chain of Lakes Collegiate
– Cristina Ramirez, Lake Region High School
– Kiana Thompson, Newsome High School
– Valisel Vargas, Kathleen High School
– Anusha Vazir, Wiregrass Ranch High School
– William Watson, Hudson High School
– Kyliana Witherspoon, Ridge Community High School
– Brianna Wolkov, Wiregrass Ranch High School
– Paige Young, Anclote High School