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.
PREPARING TO APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP
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.