Applying online for a Southwest Florida Community Foundation scholarship is easy. To access an online application, you will be required to “create a new account” if you are a first time user of our E-Apply tool. Once you have established an account, the system will remember your contact information and will automatically tie it to any other online scholarship applications submitted through our online system. The Foundation does not have access to passwords, so it’s very important to save and/or remember your password.
The Scholarships Application process opens on Friday, December 19, 2014 and closes on Monday, March 2, 2015.
- Step 1: Click on the link to the E-Apply Online Application Portal below.
- Step 2: Create a New Account (first time only).
- Step 3: Once you have created a user ID and Password, log on to the Online Application Portal.
- Step 4: Select the scholarship(s) you want to apply for and begin the application.
The DEADLINE to apply is March 2, 2015 by 5pm.
THE DETERMINATION PROCESS
Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund’s donor. Each scholarship application is reviewed for completion of all required elements.
Every application is reviewed by a member of the Community Foundation’s volunteer Scholarship Reading Committee. Some scholarships also require a personal interview (applicants applying for those scholarships will be notified and an appointment will be scheduled).
After all applications are reviewed and interviews completed, the Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees will review all recommendations and approve the scholarship awards.
NOTIFICATION OF AWARDS
Recipients of each scholarship will be notified by the Community Foundation by the end of May. If a student has not been notified, it means he/she was not awarded a scholarship this year.
PAYMENT OF AWARDS
Payments are mailed directly to the school’s financial aid office before the beginning of each school year. Checks are made payable to the school and not to the individual recipient. To collect your scholarship award, please email your student ID number, class schedule, and the address of the school to the Community Foundation Scholarship Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org.