On June 14, 2019, the Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) Foundation received a $40,000 grant from the Edward K. Roberts Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.
The contribution will provide scholarships to part-time PHSC students in the fall semester of 2019 may not qualify for other financial aid. The Edward K. Roberts Fund donation of $40,000 in 2018 provided scholarships for 60 PHSC students.
Roberts was a generous lifelong donor to PHSC. He relocated to Sarasota, Fla., and upon his death in 2009, established the Edward K. Roberts Fund with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Since 2011, the fund has donated $380,000 from the Edward K. Roberts Community College Fund providing scholarships to more than 600 PHSC students. PHSC was one of several colleges specified to be eligible for distributions from the fund.