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Scholarships

Preparing Our Community for the Future

Our scholarship application will be open from December 2, 2019 to February 9, 2020

Thanks to our generous donors for contributing to more than 100 scholarship funds at the Foundation, we were able to award $739,676 to 128 scholarship recipients; 12 recipients were awarded multi-year scholarships. Our scholarship recipients come from all over the Southwest Florida region and are high school seniors, undergraduate students and graduate students from all walks of life.

Scholarships are available for all students who are seeking or continuing education at vocational/technical colleges, community colleges, state colleges and universities.

PREPARING TO APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

  • On October 1, 2019, 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.
  • The most up-to-date transcript, official or unofficial, will be required for all scholarships. Fall 2019 grades should be included in the transcript that you upload into your scholarship application.
  • 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.
  • Review Scholarship Season 2019 Scholarships here, on December 2, 2019.

APPLYING FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

Applying for Southwest Florida Community Foundation scholarships is easy and is done online! We are consistently listening to you and working on making our application accessible and equitable as possible. Please, check back this fall to see our exciting changes!”

 

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.

The scholarship application will open on December 2, 2019

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