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Scholarships

Preparing Our Community for the Future

Interested in sending a student to college with a scholarship fund?

Thanks to our generous donors contributing to more than 90 Scholarship Funds at the Foundation we are able to provide students in Southwest Florida the opportunity to apply for College Scholarships.  We awarded over $800,000 in financial support  to 150 individual College Scholarships in 2017 to both high school graduates and undergraduate college students, of which 20 are multi-year awards.

Scholarships are available for high school seniors wanting to continue their education at the vocational/technical school level, university or community college, as well as for undergraduate and graduate students continuing their post-secondary education.

PREPARING TO APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

  • OCTOBER 1, 2016, the Federal Student Aid Application (FAFSA) opens for all individuals wishing to pursue post-secondary education. The Student Aid Report (SAR) generated by FAFSA will be required for all need-based scholarship applications.
  • A 2-page essay will be required for all scholarship applications.
  • Un-official transcripts will be required indicating student’s Fall 2016 grades or most recent transcripts for undergraduate or graduate students.
  • SAT and/or ACT test scores will be required.
  • Reference letters from an authority figure such as teacher, pastor, mentor or someone who knows you well enough to pass judgement with credibility.
  • Review available scholarships that you may apply for here on January 16, 2017.
    Merit Based/General Scholarships
    Need Based Scholarships

APPLYING FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

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 opens Monday, January 16th, 2017 and closes Friday, March 3, 2017 at 5pm

Step 1:

1.a) Watch the applicant video tutorial or review the applicant written tutorial.

1.b) Review the Written Tutorial

Step 2:
Begin applying through E-Apply Online Application Portal below

The DEADLINE to apply is March 3, 2017 by 5pm.

STUDENT & PARENT RESOURCES

There are many website resources to guide you on your journey to access and obtain a post-secondary education degree or certification. We have provided a list of some post-secondary resources to get you started.