Our Scholarships Program

In 2022, we awarded $1,128,450 and 153 scholarships to local high school students, undergraduate, graduate students and adult learners from Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties.

Scholarships are available for students seeking or continuing education at vocational/technical colleges, community colleges, and state colleges and universities. We are looking forward to awarding more students in May of 2023.

If you would like to become a scholarship reviewer, sign up with us here.

Our scholarship application is currently closed, but it is never too late to begin preparing. Below, you will find a list of what you will need to apply next fall.

  • Check out your eligibility for financial aid by completing a “Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).” You can do that at this official U.S. government website. The FAFSA opens annually on October 1st.
  • Get your most up-to-date transcript — official or unofficial.
  • Obtain a letter of recommendation from someone outside your family.
  • Fill out our online application – reopening November 2023.

Whether we offer you a scholarship or not, you’ll learn a lot about yourself through the process.

If you are interested in starting a scholarship fund, contact us at give@collaboratory.org or call 239-274-5900.

Hi, I’m Crystal Maldonado. I’m deeply committed to helping students of all ages get the learning opportunities they deserve. Email me or give me a ring at 239 308 1214 and I’ll get in touch.