MVYouth has awarded over $200,000 in workforce development scholarships to five Island seniors and young adults.

Gino Chick, Josue Dos Santos, Ryan O’Malley, Meghan Sonia and Max Smith were selected to receive last-dollar scholarships from the organization.

Workforce development scholarships are open to young people ages 18 to 25 years old who are pursuing technical training and professional development in the trades and healthcare. The organization is already supporting three students through this program.

MV Youth narrowed a pool of 19 applicants down to 12 semifinalists. The finalists were selected by focusing on the criteria of academic performance, character and career experience, goals and need.

Gino Chick will study electrical technology at New England Institute of Technology; Josue Dos Santos will study building administration at Cape Cod Community College and electrical technology through ACEMV; Ryan O’Malley will study carpentry and timber framing at Yestermorrow Design Build School; Meghan Sonia will study nursing at Anna Maria College; and Max Smith will study aviation maintenance technology at Cape Cod Community College.