Tuesday, 28 June 2016 15:25

FPMA Announces Four Winners of Its Annual Industry Scholarships

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For Immediate Release: June 28, 2016
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Four future leaders recognized for their commitment to academics and continuing education; Winners – hailing from Pembroke Pines, Jacksonville, Eustis & Margate - are part of the petroleum/c- store community

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association (FPMA), the state’s premier trade association representing the petroleum and c-store industries, proudly announces the winners of its four 2016 FPMA Scholarships. The winners are:

  • Sydney Klyczek – Pembroke Pines
  • Lucy Rodriguez – Jacksonville
  • Madison Scaringella – Eustis
  • Kathy Weich – Margate

All four will be presented with their $6,000 scholarships at FPMA’s annual Sunshine EXPO taking place July 29-August 1 at the Marriott World Center Orlando. This is the 34th year that FPMA, a division of the Florida Retail Federation, has awarded scholarships to deserving high school seniors and college freshmen. “Our members and their families are what make FPMA and our industry a success, and to be able to recognize deserving students who could be the future of our industry is something we’re proud of,” said FPMA Scholarship Chairman Marc Gomes. “We are looking forward to honoring Sydney, Lucy, Madison and Kathy at the Sunshine EXPO and are excited about what the future holds for each of them.”

Sydney recently graduated from Chaminade-Madonna Prep. She plans to attend Florida State University and pursue a degree in Business. Sydney and her father, Richard E Klyczek Jr., both work at Tom Thumb Food Stores, Inc.

Lucy’s family works for First Coast Energy, LLP and she recently graduated from the Bolles School. She is interested in pursuing a degree in art or design in college.

Madison has been dual enrolled at Sumter State College and plans to continue her education at the University of South Florida, majoring in Social Work. Madison’s father is Mike Scaringella, who works for Terra Sonic International.

Kathy graduated from Coral Springs Charter School and plans to attend the University of Florida and pursue a degree in Biology. Kathy’s family works for Lank Oil Company.

For 34 years, FPMA has granted academic scholarships exclusively to owners, employees and their children to attend college and become successors of the family business or entrepreneurs of their own. The winners were selected from a diverse and impressive pool of applicants. Eligible students need a GPA of 3.5 or higher, must be a Florida resident and own or are employed by an FPMA member company, or are a financial dependent of an owner or employee of an FPMA member company or must enroll in a minimum course load of 12 hours.

The mission of the Florida Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association is to protect the industry and advocate on its behalf. FPMA strives to promote a growth-oriented business community in the state of Florida and work to ensure that every one of our members reaps the benefits of a fairly regulated and business friendly environment. FPMA’s members receive the benefit of consultations on individual business problems, interpretation of laws and regulations or assistance in negotiation with governmental agencies.


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