Southwest Florida Community Foundation Scholarships

Scholarship Value: $5,000
Awards Available: 90

Thanks to our generous donors for contributing to more than 90 scholarship funds at the Foundation, we are able to provide Southwest Florida students the opportunity to apply for scholarships. We awarded over $761,000 in financial support to 135 individual scholarships in 2018, to high school seniors, undergraduate students and graduate students; 25 of those scholarships are multi-year scholarships.

Scholarships are available for high school seniors, adults returning to school, GED holders, undergraduate students and graduate students to continue their education at vocational/technical schools, community colleges, state colleges and universities.


A) On October 1, 2018, the Federal Student Financial Aid Application (FAFSA) opens for all individuals who are pursuing postsecondary education. The Student Aid Report (SAR) that shows each student's Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) Score is required for all scholarships.

B) The most up-to-date transcript, official or unofficial, will be required for all scholarships. Fall 2018 grades should be included in the transcript that you upload into your scholarship application.

C) SAT and/or ACT test scores will be required.

D) At least one Reference Letter is required. Applicants should obtain a Reference Letter from a person who is outside of the applicant's family and can attest to the applicant's character while knowing the applicant well enough to pass judgement with credibility.

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"No Essay" Nitro Scholarship - $2,000
To be eligible for the "No Essay" Nitro Scholarship you must be: A) A student who is currently enrolled as a high school senior or in an accredited college or university located within the United States; B) A parent who currently has a child enrolled in an accredited college or...
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"No Essay" Smart Owl Scholarship - $7,000
To be eligible for the No Essay Smart Owl Scholarship: A) You must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories B) You must be 16 years of age or older C) You must either be enrolled in a college/university or registered...
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Be Bold Scholarship - $25,050
The $25,050 "Be Bold" Scholarship is a no-essay scholarship that will be awarded to the applicant with the boldest profile. It takes less than 2 minutes to apply. To us, boldest does not mean "best", or "most accomplished". Being bold means being: A) Earnest B) Determined C) Moving The scholarship...
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$10,000 College Scholarship for High School and College Students - $10,000
To be Eligible: 1. You must be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US. 2. You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico. The ScholarshipPoints program was created in 2006 to help students win scholarships...
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Niche 2K No Essay College Scholarship - $2,000
Niche is the market leader in connecting colleges and schools with students and families. With in-depth profiles on every school and college in America, over 140 million reviews and ratings, and powerful search and data tools, Niche helps millions of students and families find and enroll in the right school...
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