Sanibel Captiva Lions Announces Winners of the Francis Bailey Scholarship

Francis Bailey was one of the founders of the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club. He initiated an endowment fund to provide scholarships for post-secondary education for students who live or work on Sanibel or whose parents do.

Daisy Arensman

Suzanna DeCosta

Suzanna DeCosta

Zachary Farst

The Lions are proud to announce that the winners of scholarships for the 2020 – 2021 school year are Daisy Arensman, Suzanna DeCosta and Zach Farst. Daisy Arensman, a graduate of Fort Myers High School, will be a freshman at the University of Florida and plans to major in Biology. Suzanna DeCosta will be a junior at Rollins College where she is pursuing a degree in English. Zachary Farst, a graduate of Cypress Lake High School, will be freshman at Niagara University and plans to major in Criminal Juistice. The members of the Lions Club are pleased that we can provide some financial assistance to these outstanding students. We wish all three success in their education and their future career.

The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club has been serving the Sanibel and Captiva Communities for over 5o years. While the Lions Club is most known for their effort to eliminate preventable blindness, the club serves citizens of the Islands and greater Southwest Florida in a variety of ways. The local club is part of Lions Club International, the larges service organization in the world with over 1.4 million members in chapters in over 200 countries.

Sanibel Captiva Lions Club holds regular dinner meetings on the first and third Wednesday of the month during the year. Visiting Lions or other interested people are welcome to attend. For more information on the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club contact Membership Chair Lion Steven Schulz at PO Box 391, Sanibel, FL 33957, or 239-233-6261, or visit our website at