The Lipman Family Cos. has awarded $20,000 in scholarships to 15 Immokalee High School seniors.

Lipmans award college scholarships to Immokalee high school studentsThe Immokalee, Fla.-based Lipman Family Cos., which grows and packs tomatoes and vegetables through Six L’s Packing Co. Inc. and Custom Pak, chose winners on essays they submitted to the company that calls itself one of the largest U.S. field tomato growers. In the essays, the students explained their education goals and financial needs.

Providing these scholarships fits perfectly into Lipman’s overall philanthropic philosophy of local giving,” Jaime Weisinger, a Lipman director, said in a news release. “We are committed to investing into the local community, specifically giving to education, and youth organizations.”

The Lipmans also offer a textbook reimbursement program to all Immokalee High students who attend college. The fund reimburses textbooks up to $300 for any graduating student.

Immokalee High has 1,304 students. According to the Collier County School Board, 92% of those students are classified as “economically needy.”