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. Learn more about our recipients, who they would like to thank, and the social problems they’re committed to solving.

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.

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 this fall.

To apply:

  • 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.
  • Our online application will open November 7th, 2022.

Whether we offer you a scholarship or not, you’ll learn a lot about yourself through the process. We also have mentors available for our scholarship applicants. These are people who care deeply about your human potential. Be bold — apply this fall.

If you are interested in becoming a scholarship reviewer next year or starting a scholarship fund, contact us at scholarships@collaboratory.org or call 239-274-5900.

Hi, I’m Malaina Mote. I lead the scholarships program. 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.