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Florida Fellows FAQs


When is the Florida Fellows application deadline?

The deadline is February 5, 2016 at 5 p.m.

How long is the Florida Fellows program?

Monday, June 13, 2015 – Friday, August 5, 2016

Do Florida Fellows receive a stipend for work completed?

Yes, Fellows are paid $3,000, less taxes, for work completed during the 8-week fellowship.

Does the Southwest Florida Community Foundation offer class credit for completion of the fellowship?

The Foundation can sign off on completion of the fellowship, but it will be up to your college and the university if it will count for class credit.

How will I find housing in the Ft. Myers area?

Housing is the responsibility of the applicant. We can help guide you with some local knowledge.

Will I be provided with a computer for the summer?

No, we ask the interns to provide their own technology because of sensitive networks and varying degrees of usability and availability at the nonprofit offices.  Please bring your laptop with you.

How do I upload the required documents to my application?

If the document is already saved on your computer, you can click the “Upload a File” button on the application and select the document to upload. If you have access to a scanner, you can scan the document and then upload it. If the file size is too large, your scanner may be set at too high a resolution; consider changing it to 150 dpi. For resumes and letters of recommendation that may be more than one page, make sure that you upload all of the pages as one document. If you upload pages individually, the new upload will override the previous upload.

If you do not have access to a scanner, or the file size is too large, consider using the Fax to File feature in the application. This tool allows you to fax documents to your application for uploading. Once you are given a toll-free fax number, you have 20 minutes to fax the needed documents for conversion to a PDF document. Once you are finished faxing you can click the “Finished Faxing” button to see your list of files, which you can then download to your computer for uploading to the appropriate part of your application. The Fax to File feature is located on the left hand side of each application.

Be sure to save your application each time you upload documents, and always double check to make sure all of your documents uploaded correctly.

Does my letter of recommendation have to be signed?

Yes, it does. If you have more than one letter, they must be uploaded together as one document.

How will I be notified if I am selected?

You will be contacted by March 15, 2016 if you have been selected.

Who should I contact if I still have questions?

Contact Carolyn Rogers, VP. Development and Communications, [email protected]