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Cocoa Rotary Club Creates Endowed Student Scholarship

Cocoa Rotary Presenting Check to EFSC Foundation
Pictured from left to right: Jerry Bird and Frank Sullivan, Cocoa Rotarians; Tonya Cherry, EFSC Foundation; J. Lowell Loadholtz, Rotarian and honoree; Chris Webb, Cocoa Rotary President; and Jack Masson, Cocoa Rotarian.

July 27, 2022

The Eastern Florida State College Foundation recently announced receipt of a $26,500 gift from the Rotary Club of Cocoa.

The donation provides the seed money to establish Cocoa Rotary’s second endowed scholarship. This scholarship will be created to honor J. Lowell Loadholtz, a long-time Brevard resident, community leader and Rotarian.

“Lowell has worked above and beyond the call of duty in both his public and private lives," said Frank Sullivan, Cocoa Rotary member. “He's been intentional in everything he did because he wanted to make a difference, and he has. It is my honor to establish this endowed scholarship in his name with the Cocoa Rotary Board’s full support.”

The Cocoa Rotary meets weekly on the EFSC Cocoa Campus and supports an active student Rotaract Club at the college. Members participate in the EFSC Foundation’s Annual Golf Tournament and volunteer at the Annual Backyard BBQ.

Their motto is “Service Above Self,” and the EFSC Foundation is just one of the many organizations they support within the community.

“Cocoa Rotary does amazing work throughout Central Brevard and we are grateful for their support and continued friendship,” said Tonya Cherry, Executive Director of Operations at the EFSC Foundation.

“We look forward to being stewards of this generous gift and to working with the club to help deserving students make their educational and career dreams come true.”

For more information about the EFSC Foundation, or to donate, visit or call 321-433-7055.

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