The Island Estates Women’s Club is very proud of their commitment to the community and education. Every year since 1997, the IEWC has awarded college scholarships to deserving local high school girls. The club established a charitable trust for this purpose in 2012. In 2013, The Rita O’Neil Memorial Scholarship Fund, in association with the IEWC Scholarship Foundation, was created within the charitable trust to honor the memory of member Rita O’Neil.  In 2016, The Marie Wadsworth Memorial Scholarship Fund, in association with the IEWC Scholarship Found, was created to honor the memory of club member and President Marie Wadsworth.  The I.E.W.C. is proud to continue to support education and local students in their college studies. To date the IEWC has distributed over 70 Scholarships!

In December of each year Scholarship applications will be available to young ladies graduating from Clearwater High School. Applications are due back by March of that year. The application packages will be sent to Clearwater High School Guidance Counselors, Clothes To Kids, posted on this IEWC website and available by contacting the IEWC Chairperson Mrs. Marilee Hoffman-Ferguson at 727-307-1691 or

Each applicant must complete the entire application which consists of community service, awards, need, essays, current transcripts and two recommendations.


The Scholarship Foundation was started in 1977.  College scholarships are awarded to deserving Senior High School young women each year.  In 2014 the Rita O’Neil Memorial Scholarship fund was created by her family, husband Craig Rubright and son Ryan Zirkle.  In 2016 the Marie Wadsworth Memorial Scholarship Fund was created by her husband Ken Wadsworth.  Both families plan to donate money on a yearly basis to fund their memorial scholarships.  The Rita O’Neill and Marie Wadsworth Scholarship award money is to be $3000 each year for each scholarship.

Anonymous Donor Scholarship  Recipients

2019 - Giselle Gonzalez- Clearwater High School

            Riley Melvin- Clearwater High School

            Tillie Palmer- Clearwater High School

            Kiara Reckenwald- Clearwater High School

            Madison Saul- Clearwater High School

Past Scholarship Last 10 Years Recipients

2009 - Nicole Barber- Clearwater High School

2010 - Melissa Dohme- Clearwater High School

            Sarah Kadis- Clearwater High School

2011 -  Charlyne Gavrey- Clearwater High School

            Kerri Reed- Clearwater High School

            Vanessa Suarez- Clearwater High School

2012 - Carly Deegan- Clearwater High School

            Emma Foroutan- Clearwater High School

            Rachel Meyers- Clearwater High School

            Lauren Sommersfield- Clearwater HS

2013 - Kasey Braden- Clearwater High School

            Jenna Troiso- Clearwater High School

2014 - Chelsea Sable- Clearwater High School

           Yurida Sillis- Clearwater High School

2015 - Adriana Huerta- Clearwater High School

           Jacie Parsons- Clearwater High School

2016 - Holly David- Clearwater High School

            Kristen Wilson- Clearwater High School

2017 - Xhulia Fiku- Clearwater High School

            Sophia Ann McCray- Clearwater H S

            Selvia Mikhael- Clearwater High School

2018 -Jincy Brju- Clearwater High School

           Brenna DeLong- Clearwater High School

           Zoe Freeman- Clearwater High School

           Amiya Hicks- Clearwater High School

2019 - Maria Ansari- Clearwater High School

            Haley Bellack- Clearwater High School

            Rachel Hoff- Clearwater High School

            Emma McPhilamy- Clearwater H S

Rita O'Neil Memorial Scholarship  Recipients

2014 - Shekayla Yeldon - Clearwater High School

2015 - Carly Manthel- Clearwater High School

2016 - Haley O'Meara- Clearwater High School

2017 -Desirae Marie Vanhorn- Clearwater High School

2018 - Hannah Jenkins- Clearwater High School

2019 - Elena Shaw - Clearwater High School

Maria Wadsworth Memorial Scholarship  Recipients

2016 - Savannah Jean Howard- Clearwater High School

2017 -Hailey A. Woolridge- Clearwater High School

2018 - Maddison Ouimette- Clearwater High School

2019 - Lindsay Belcher - Clearwater High School


If you would like to remember someone in a special way while helping to build our scholarship fund, you may make a donation by contacting our Treasurer.