SWFL Emergency Relief Fund for those affected by Hurricane Ian

In Partnership with United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties

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.

Below, you will find a list of what you will need to apply this 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. Applications are open from November 8, 2022 – January 11, 2023 at 11:59pm.

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

Apply here

If you are interested in becoming a scholarship reviewer or starting a scholarship fund, contact us at scholarships@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.