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Shell Point offers hospitality scholarship for local teens

Shell Point Retirement Community, located in Fort Myers just east of Sanibel Island, is offering a new scholarship opportunity for local high school students who have an interest in the hospitality industry. Initiated by Shell Point’s Human Resources department, this new program will offer paid, part-time positions in one of the community’s three assisted living facility dining venues.

“This is an ideal opportunity for Southwest Florida teens who are interested in a part-time job that will also help them gain exposure in both the culinary and senior living industries,” says Karen Anderson, vice president of human resources for Shell Point. “It’s also a great way to earn additional money towards post-high school education and build relationships with our residents who have rich life experiences to share.”

The scholarship program offers three levels of grants ranging from $2,000 to $7,500. Guidelines include one to three years of employment in a dining position and at least 780 hours of work time. These culinary and customer service positions will offer students great experience in the hospitality field and will also provide ideal work hours with no late nights.

For more information about Shell Point’s scholarship program, contact Human Resources Director Megan van der Meide at 239-454-2063.

About Shell Point Retirement Community

Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers, Florida. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing for its 2,500 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access with free dockage, a championship 18-hole golf course, and other recreational and educational activities. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.

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