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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 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • SAT and/or ACT test scores will be required.
  • 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 17, 2018.

APPLYING FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

Applying online for Southwest Florida Community Foundation scholarships is easy! To access an online application, you will need to answer the Prequalifying Questions. Your answers to these questions will filter out the scholarship(s) you are eligible for. After you answer the Prequalifying Questions and select the scholarship(s) that you wish to send your application to, you will be prompted to create a password. Your email address will be your username. If you are a returning applicant, please login to begin your application. The Foundation does not have access to passwords, so it’s very important to save and/or remember your password. For further assistance, please click on our step-by-step scholarship application tutorial link below.

Our scholarship application will open on Monday, December 17, 2018 and will close on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Begin your scholarship application through E-Apply Online Application Portal below.

The Deadline to apply is Sunday, February 24, 2019 by 11:59 p.m.

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.