June 3, 2017 – Davie, Florida – Coral Reef Senior High School is proud to announce that Mrs. Lou Gilman, CAP/College Advisor has been selected as the recipient of 4th Annual Ross Roberts Mentor of the Year Award Salute to Education Scholarship Program.  All of the 112 Ford Salute to Education Scholarship winners were asked to nominate their college advisor for this award and the nomination form submitted by Anderson Leal from Coral Reef stood out among them all.

Ross Roberts, a founding member of the Salute to Education Scholarship Program and retired Vice President of Ford Motor Company passed away several years ago. As a way to honor his legacy and his dedication and leadership within the scholarship program and within Ford Motor Company, Salute to Education created the Ross Roberts Mentor of the Year Award in order to honor those local mentors who too have provided dedication and leadership within their school and with their students.

The Ross Roberts Mentor of the Year Award is awarded to two college advisors in Miami-Dade County and two college advisors in Broward County. Over the last 23 years, the program has been so successful due in part to the amazing college advisors who have partnered with the organization and have helped to spread the word to the deserving high school seniors who have won our scholarships. They wanted to honor the hard work the advisors do for their students day in and day out as they approach the daunting task of applying for college and searching for financial aid and scholarships. They also wanted to honor the support the advisors  have given this program over the years.

As a Ross Roberts Mentor of the Year award winner, they were honored at this year’s Salute to Education Scholarship Awards Luncheon on June 3, 2017, at the Signature Grand in Davie, Florida. At the banquet, they were awarded with a plaque acknowledging their leadership and dedication and will also receive a $1,000 Best Buy gift card to purchase anything needed for their office or for the school.

At the event Anderson Leal also received his $1,500 scholarship and laptop as one of the Ford Salute to Education recipients.

Anderson and Gilman

Photo: Anderson Leal and Mrs. Lou Gilman