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Our Scholarships Program

During the 2023 scholarship cycle, we awarded $1,155,834 and 164 scholarships to local high school students, undergraduate, graduate students and adult learners from Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties.

Here is everything you need to know about our scholarships…for students, reviewers and donors (Opens PDF Document).

Our scholarship application for the 2024 scholarship cycle 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 for next fall. We are looking forward to awarding more students in May of 2025.

  • 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 2025-2026 FAFSA form will be available October 1st, 2024.
  • 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 will reopen November 1st, 2024, for the 2025 scholarship cycle.

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

If you are interested in becoming a scholarship reviewer or starting a scholarship fund, contact us at or call 239-274-5900.

For accessibility assistance, contact us via phone: 239-274-5900 or email:

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.
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