In celebration of September’s National Literacy Month, the Boynton Beach-Lantana Rotary Club awarded a $1,200 college scholarship to Career Online High School (COHS) graduate Padma Jadunandan of Boynton Beach. Padma is the third student to graduate from the Boynton Beach City Library’s accredited online private high school program, which allows students aged 19 or older to earn high school diplomas while gaining real-world career skills. This is the first COHS scholarship awarded by the Boynton Beach-Lantana Rotary Club.
For scholarship consideration, students were required to submit an essay that included their educational goals and plans for the future.
“I feel so fortunate to have been selected as the scholarship recipient,” said Padma. “The generosity of the Boynton Beach-Lantana Rotary Club will allow me to begin my college education and provide me with a stepping stone to pursue a career in Business Administration.”
The City Library, in partnership with Gale, a part of Cengage Learning and the State of Florida, is one of 36 libraries in the state to offer the COHS program. They currently have twelve scholarships available for other qualified learners. Residents can learn more about the program at the Boynton Beach City Library by visiting the library at 115 N. Federal Hwy., visiting their website at Boynton-Beach.org/COHS, or calling 561-742-6390.