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Anna Maria Island Privateers’ Scholars

Throughout the year, with putt-putt golf contests, silent auctions and prize raffles, the Anna Maria Island Privateers raise dollars to help area students pursue degrees in higher education.

This year’s AMIP scholars include:


Aaliyah Everette graduated from Southeast High School and is attending the University of South Florida.

Aaliyah is majoring in accounting and planning to graduate next spring.

“My goal is to obtain a master’s degree in accounting and work for a public firm in the Tampa Bay area,” Aaliyah says.

The Privateers presented Aaliyah with a $1,500 scholarship.


Hannah Vreman graduated from Bradenton Christian School in 2018 and is a senior at Atlantic University-Palm Beach.

Hannah is studying nursing and received the $2,000 Sandpiper Scholarship from the Privateers.


Ivelina Kioutchoukova graduated from Southeast High School and is a college senior, planning to graduate from the University of Florida next spring.

Ivelina is majoring in biology, with minors in anthropology and pathogenesis.

The Privateers presented Ivelina with the $2,500 Whitey Horton Scholarship.


Eryn Grace LaLonde graduated last year from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s of science degree.

Now Eryn’s preparing for a fourth semester of graduate school at UCF and pursuing a master’s in health care administration.

Next fall, Eryn hopes to begin work on her doctorate.

Eryn received the $2,000 Shipwreck Scholarship.


Dylan Joseph graduated from Manatee High School and is a college sophomore.

Dylan attended State College of Florida and is transferring to the University of South Florida, focusing on criminal justice and law enforcement.

Dylan received the $1,500 Drift-In Scholarship.


Arthur Bellamy graduated from Palmetto High School and is a junior at State College of Florida, studying business management.

Arthur received a $1,500 Drift-In Scholarship.