Lis Nassberg Scholarship
Awarded By: Nannette Staropoli, MARKIT Group
Award Amount: $5,000 annually
Recipients: One award granted annually
Eligible Applicants must meet these requirements:
Resident of Collier or Lee county
A participant of the Wellfit Girls Program
Qualifies for a full scholarship based on financial need
Application Deadline: Applications are due January 13th, 2023. Late applications will not be accepted.
The Lis Nassberg Wellfit Girls Scholarship was founded in 2018 by Nannette Staropoli/ MARKIT Group to honor the memory of Lis and their joint passion to support the mission and goals of the Wellfit Girls Program.
Lis Nassberg was a community leader, entrepreneur, mother of two sons, a sister, a daughter, grandchild, niece, mentor, and last but not least an incredible best friend. Regardless of all the struggles Lis faced, being born without an arm, facing cancer at age 22, and using her 401k monies to launch a business in a new city, she was successful and resilient in the face of these challenges.
As an entrepreneur, Lis received national recognition, winning the SCORE Award for Outstanding Majority Women-Owned Business as owner of Just Like Family Home Care, a top-rated home care service agency that provides caregivers for clients. She also became the first woman in the United States to own a medical transport company, after a focused and determined challenge to secure the appropriate license.
Lis left this world far too soon on June 19, 2017, but it is through this scholarship that the spirit of Lis can be honored. During her last struggle with cancer she demonstrated dignity, courage and an unformidable spirit. Lis wasn’t born a warrior, but she surely demonstrated how to grow into one, leaving behind a legacy of love and inspiration.