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     P.O. Box 157
     Lady Lake, FL 32158-0157

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Sophisticated Gents of Florida is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

2019 Scholarship Awards Luncheon


The Sophisticated Gents of Florida (SGOF) and The African American Club of The Villages (TAAC) held the Sixth Annual Scholarship Award Luncheon on June 1st at the La Hacienda Recreation Center.  The annual celebratory event is a culmination of scholarship committee volunteers going to area high schools to recruit, mentor, advise, and select deserving seniors.  Scholarship money is raised from the annual Friendship Golf Tournament, individual donors, and Corporate Sponsors. 

This year’s recipients were very articulate and shared with the audience their educational goals and aspirations. The audience was impressed with this outstanding group of young people.  Positive comments from guests and corporate sponsors were made about the students, table arrangement/decor, music, and catered food.

A total $31,000 was awarded to 17 deserving students. Thirteen graduating students from the class of 2019 received $25,000 and four students from the 2018 class received a renewal scholarship award of $6,000. As noted elsewhere, the majority of the funding for this initiative is derived from individual/corporate donations and from net proceeds of the annual Friendship Golf Tournament Fundraiser, the latter held in the Fall. Please see our Donations page or the Friendship Golf Tournament pages for additional information and to contribute financially to this initiative. Your donations are tax-deductible. Thank you!

Our Scholarship Initiative

To promote continuing education we offer a scholarship of $1000.00-$3,000.00 to a high school senior from the surrounding Lake, Sumter and Marion county communities.  The money is paid directly to the student. The process includes completing an application and a short essay about the student's career aspirations.

To apply for one of our Scholarships, students must submit a completed application. Additionally, applicants must meet or exceed the following criteria.

  • Student is a graduating high school senior with at least a 2.50 GPA
  • Student plans to enroll in a higher education endeavor (2 or 4 year college, trade, or business school)
  • Student attends one of the target high schools: i.e Lake Weir HS, Leesburg HS, Wildwood Middle HS, The Villages Charter HS

Download a Scholarship Application 


Scholarship Initiatives Q and A


Please consider DONATING to the Scholarship Fund. Your donations are tax-deductible.


2018 Scholarship Awards Luncheon





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