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Chiles Hospitality awards student scholarships to nine employees

Alana Bjork and Chuck Wolfe
Alana Bjork and Chuck Wolfe
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The Chiles Hospitality Scholarship Fund of Manatee Community Foundation recently awarded student scholarships to nine employees from their three waterfront restaurants.

Longboat's very own Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub was one of those restaurants along with Sandbar Seafood & Spirits and Beach House Waterfront Restaurant.

This scholarship program was established by Ed Chiles in 2010 for employees or children of employees of Chiles Hospitality in pursuit of higher education at accredited institutions. 

The scholarship recipients are Alanna Bjork, Briana Cochran, Korissa Erdman, Ramon Guerrero, Jamilynn Knowles, Madison McCrae, Shantel Seravalli, Carla Stewart and Jasper Turner. 

All the students are going to local Florida schools. Since 2010, the Chiles Hospitality Scholarship Fund has awarded 62 scholarships.

“We are honored to work alongside Chiles Hospitality to administer these inspiring scholarships," said Jennifer Abbott, interim executive director of the Manatee Community Foundation. "The stellar applicants selected will become the next generation of our community’s leaders. MCF appreciates the work of the volunteers comprising the scholarship committee and salutes Chiles Hospitality for their commitment to the growth and success of their employee team.”



Petra Rivera

Petra Rivera is the Longboat community reporter. She holds a bachelor’s degree of journalism with an emphasis on reporting and writing from the University of Missouri. Previously, she was a food and drink writer for Vox magazine as well as a reporter for the Columbia Missourian.

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