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Southwest Florida Community Foundation

Judge Isaac Anderson, Jr. Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Lewis B. Barber Memorial Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
James Bilder Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Jordan ABDO/Michael Bluett Memorial Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Carl E. Brooks Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
John and Ruth Childe Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
City of Sanibel Employee Dependent Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
COUSE-Gram Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
D&A Florida Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Doctors IRA & UDAYA Nursing Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Dunbar Heritage Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Anne M. Fassett Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Paul B. & Aline Flynn Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Charles and Margaret Foster Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Dorris W. Frey Memorial Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
American Association of University Women-Mary Sue Gottcent Memorial Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
William L. Graddy Law School Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Francis Harris Gresham Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Matt Harmon Memorial Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Chip Johnson Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
George E. Judd Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Doc Keen Memorial Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Isabel Mayer Kirkpatrick Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Robert A. Kleckner Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Love of Bonita Empowerment Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Ruth Messmer Memorial Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Judge William J. Nelson Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Robert B. and Dorothy Pence Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Chet and Jannett Perry Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Faye Lynn Roberts Educational Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
David G. Robinson Arts Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Rockin’ Christmas Fund Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Robert C. and Margaret A. Schikora Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
John M. and Mary A. Shanley Memorial Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Southwest Florida Community Foundation College Assistance Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Anne Sturrock Nursing Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
SWFL Deputy Sheriffs Association Fund Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
John I. and Madeleine R. Taeni Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)
John I. and Madeleine R. Taeni Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

8260 College Pkwy., Ste. 101
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Ph: (239)274-5900
Fax: (239)274-5930
URL:http://www.floridacommunity.com

Judge Isaac Anderson, Jr. Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To provide to a two-year regionally accredited college or university to a Lee County high school senior who can demonstrate financial need. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicant must be a graduate from public or private high school in Lee County; must have financial need; must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher; must demonstrate strong ties to the community through extracurricular activities, religious endeavors or community service; and must plan to attend a two-or-four year regionally accredited college or university. Criteria: Selection of recipients will be based on academic performance and financial need.

Funds Avail.: $1,000. To Apply: Applicants must complete the application forms available online and must have a letter of interest, transcript and letter of recommendation. Deadline: March 26. Contact: Kathryn Clinton at [email protected] floridacommunity.com.

Lewis B. Barber Memorial Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To fund books and tuition for students pursuing either of the following educational paths: (1) certification to teach the deaf and blind; (2) seminary or pre-seminary school to study church, Christian music or Christian education. Focus: Christian education; Church occupations. Qua-lif.: Applicants must graduate from public or private high school in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry or Lee County; must maintain satisfactory grades; must acknowledge and express Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior; and must demonstrate financial need. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund's donor. Scholarship application is reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Selection of applicants will be based on academic standing and financial need.

Funds Avail.: $1,200. To Apply: Application forms are available online. Applicants must submit a letter of interest, transcript, and letter of recommendation. Deadline: February 15.

James Bilder Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To fund tuition for high school students intending to pursue vocational or technical studies. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicants must have graduated from public high school in Lee County; must pursue 2-year degree at community college or technical certification at certified technical school; and must demonstrate financial need. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund's donor. Scholarship application is reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Selection of applicants will be based on academic standing and financial need.

Funds Avail.: $1,000. To Apply: Applicants must submit a letter of interest, transcript, and letter of recommendation. Deadline: February 15.

Jordan ABDO/Michael Bluett Memorial Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To fund scholarships for a North Fort Myers High School male or female student athlete. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicants must have graduated from North Fort Myers High School; must be student athletes with a GPA of at least 3.5. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund's donor. Scholarship application is reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Selection of applicants will be based on academic standing and financial need.

Funds Avail.: $1,000. To Apply: Applicants must complete the application form available online and submit a letter of interest, transcript, and letter of recommendation. Deadline: February 15.

Carl E. Brooks Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To fund tuition for college-bound students of one or more immigrant parents. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicants must have graduated from public or private high school in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry or Lee County. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund's donor. Scholarship application is reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Selection of applicants will be based on academic standing and financial need.

Funds Avail.: $2,000. Number Awarded: 2. To Apply: Applicants must provide proof of parent's immigrant status and must submit a letter of interest, transcript, and letter of recommendation. Deadline: February 15.

John and Ruth Childe Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To fund education of students with physical disability intending to pursue higher education in a college, university or technical school. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicants must be graduates from a public or private high school in Lee county; must have a disability; and must have good academic standing. Criteria: Consideration is made for middle-income families.

Funds Avail.: No specific amount. To Apply: Applicants must complete application form, available online and must have a letter of interest, transcript and letter of recommendation. Application form and other supporting documents must be sent to Southwest Florida, Community Foundation, 8260 College Pkwy, Ste. 101, Fort Myers, FL 33919. Deadline: February 15.

City of Sanibel Employee Dependent Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To provide financial assistance for qualified dependents of Sanibel City employees to attend a college or university. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicant must be a dependent of a Sanibel City Employee (includes City Clerk's office, finance, legal, legislative, planning, police, building, natural resources, public works, management information systems, utility, recreation, and administrative services); must demonstrate financial need and academic achievement. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund's donor. Scholarship application is reviewed by the Scholarship Committee.

Funds Avail.: $1,000. To Apply: Applicants must complete the application form, available online; must have a student letter of interest, financial need documentation, transcript, and two letters of recommendation. Application form and other supporting documents must be sent to Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva, 8260 College Pkwy., Ste. 101, Fort Myers, FL 33919. Deadline: February 15. Contact: Kathryn Cintron at the above address (see entry 6639).

COUSE-Gram Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To provide educational assistance for Moore Haven High School students pursuing post-secondary education. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicant must be a Moore Haven High School senior; must pursue post-secondary education. Criteria: Application materials are reviewed by a member of the Community Foundation's Scholarship Reading Committee. Selection of applicants will be based on academic standing and financial need.

Funds Avail.: No specific amount. To Apply: Applicants must submit a letter of interest, transcript, and letter of recommendation. Application forms are available online. Deadline: February 15.

D&A Florida Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To fund a student who will attend: FGCU, university of Florida/Gainesville, Florida State University/Tallahassee, Flagler College, Stetson University/Deland, University of Miami, University of Tampa, or Embry Riddle Aeronautical University/Daytona Beach. Focus: Architecture; Business; Engineering; International affairs and relations; Journalism; Computer and information sciences; Law; Literature; Medicine; Physics; Chemistry; Political science. Qualif.: Applicants must have graduated from a public or private high school in Charlotte, Glades, Hendry or Lee County; must pursue a degree in Architecture, Business, Engineering, International affairs and relations, Journalism, Computer and information sciences, Law, Literature, Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, or Political science. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund's donor. Scholarship application is reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Selection of applicants will be based on academic standing and financial need.

Funds Avail.: $10,000. To Apply: Application forms are available online. Applicants must submit a letter of interest and letter of recommendation, a transcript and financial need documentation. Deadline: February 15.

Doctors IRA & UDAYA Nursing Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To fund a student studying nursing at Edison College or Florida Gulf Coast University. Focus: Nursing. Qualif.: Applicants must plan to attend or be attending Edison College or Florida Gulf Coast University; must be enrolled in a nursing program; and must demonstrate financial need. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund's donor. Scholarship application is reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Selection of applicants will be based on academic standing and financial need.

Funds Avail.: No specific amount. To Apply: Applicants must submit a student letter of interest, documentation of financial need, transcript, and letter of recommendation. Deadline: February 15.

Dunbar Heritage Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To fund a Dunbar High School graduating student of African-American descent in pursuing a bachelor's degree at an accredited college. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicant must be a graduating member of Dunbar High School; must be of African-American descent; must have financial need; must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher; and must enter college within the year following high school graduation. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund's donor. Scholarship application is reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Selection of applicants will be based on academic standing and financial need.

Funds Avail.: Amount of scholarship is determined each year by the Selection Committee. To Apply: Applicants must submit a letter of interest, transcript, and letter of recommendation. Application forms are available online. Deadline: February 15.

Anne M. Fassett Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To fund post-high school educational opportunities at the college, community college, or technical school level for males and females with a physical disability and who use a wheelchair. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicants must have graduated from a public or private high school in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry or Lee County; must be currently enrolled or planning to attend a Florida state college, community college or technical school; must have a physical disability and use a wheelchair; and must demonstrate financial need. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund's donor. Scholarship application is reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Selection of applicants will be based on academic standing and financial need.

Funds Avail.: Scholarship award amount is determined by committee. To Apply: Application forms are available online. Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation, letter of interest, financial need documentation, and transcript. Deadline: March 20.

Paul B. & Aline Flynn Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To fund high school or undergraduate/graduate students planning to study at a 4-year accredited college in the area of Communications or Journalism. Focus: Communications; Journalism. Qualif.: Applicants must have graduated from a public or private high school in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry or Lee County; must pursue a degree in Communications, English or Journalism; and must maintain satisfactory grades. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund's donor. Scholarship application is reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Selection of recipients will be based on academic standing and financial need.

Funds Avail.: No specific amount. To Apply: Application forms are available online. Applicants must submit a student letter of interest, high school/college transcript, and letter of recommendation. Deadline: February 15.

Charles and Margaret Foster Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To provide financial assistance for qualified students in Florida. Focus: Environmental technology; Music. Qualif.: Applicant must be a resident of Lee County and must be studying environmental studies or environmental education at the University of Florida or studying music at Florida State University. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund's donor. Scholarship application is reviewed by the Scholarship Committee.

Funds Avail.: $300. Number Awarded: 2. To Apply: Applicants must have the application form, available online, and must submit a transcript, letter of interest and letter of recommendation. Deadline: February 15.

Dorris W. Frey Memorial Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To fund students studying Christian ministry/youth ministry, Christian counseling, nursing and medicine. Focus: Ministry; Christian education; Nursing; Medicine. Qualif.: Applicants must have graduated from a public or private high school in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry or Lee County; must pursue one of the above named degrees of study; must maintain satisfactory grades; must be committed to Jesus Christ and show commitment through action in ministering to others; and must have recognized ability and academic performance with standard measures of grades and appropriate test scores. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected based on the specific criteria made by each fund's donor. Scholarship application is reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Selection of applicants will be based on academic standing and financial need.

Funds Avail.: Scholarship amount is determined by selection committee. To Apply: Applicants must submit an essay of future commitment, transcript, and references. Deadline: February 15.

American Association of University Women-Mary Sue Gottcent Memorial Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To fund Lee County females who are enrolled in accredited programs of study at either 2-year or 4-year accredited institutions. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicants must be residents of Lee County who demonstrate financial need. Criteria: Preference will be given to females over 25 years of age.

Funds Avail.: $1,000. To Apply: Application forms are available online. Applicants must submit a personal statement essay, proof of financial need, high school/college transcript, and three letters of recommendation. Deadline: March 20. Contact: Kathryn Cintron at the above address (see entry 6639).

William L. Graddy Law School Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To fund scholarships for students who have completed their first year of course load at an accredited law school. Focus: Law. Qualif.: Applicants must have completed first year of law school; must have a GPA of 2.8 or above and be in the top 25% of class; must have been a resident of Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry or Lee for at least 3 years; and must demonstrate financial need. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund's donor. Scholarship application is reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Selection of applicants will be based on academic standing and financial need.

Funds Avail.: $1,000. To Apply: Application forms are available online. Applicants must submit a letter of interest, letter of recommendation from college instructor, transcript and financial need documentation. Deadline: March 20.

Francis Harris Gresham Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To fund tuition for college-bound seniors from Lee County high schools. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicants must have graduated from a public or private high school in Lee County. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund's donor. Scholarship application is reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Selection of applicants will be based on academic standing and financial need.

Funds Avail.: $1,000. To Apply: Applicants must submit a letter of interest, transcript, and letter of recommendation. Application forms are available online. Deadline: February 15.

Matt Harmon Memorial Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To fund books and tuition for college-bound male baseball players. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicants must be graduates of a public school in Lee County; must be male; must demonstrate financial need; and must have played baseball in high school. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund's donor. Scholarship application is reviewed by the Scholarship Committee.

Funds Avail.: $500. To Apply: Applicants must submit a letter of interest, transcript, and letter of recommendation. Application forms are available online. Deadline: February 15.

Chip Johnson Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To fund scholarships for students who have completed 60 hours of college and plan to attend one of named colleges. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicants must have completed 60 semester hours of college and plan to continue study toward a 4-year degree at Barry University, FGCU, Nova, Edison College or International College, or a regionally-accredited college in the 5-county area; must have a GPA of 3.5 or above and an outstanding record of academic achievement; must have lived in the 5-county area served by the Community Foundation (Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee); and must have demonstrated leadership, community service and service to school. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund's donor. Scholarship application is reviewed by the scholarship committee. Selection of applicants will be based on academic standing and financial need.

Funds Avail.: $1,200. Number Awarded: 7. To Apply: Applicants must complete the application forms available online; must submit a letter of recommendation from college instructor and letter of interest; must have a transcript of record. Deadline: March 20.

George E. Judd Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To fund tuition for graduating seniors pursuing higher education in the fine or performing arts. Focus: Fine arts; Performing arts. Qualif.: Applicants must graduate from public or private high school in Lee County and must pursue a degree in the fine or performing arts. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund's donor. Scholarship application is reviewed by the scholarship Committee.

Funds Avail.: $1,000. To Apply: Applicants must submit a letter of interest, transcript, and letter of recommendation. Application forms are available online. Deadline: February 15.

Doc Keen Memorial Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To fund a scholarship for college or vocational school for a student who was an active member of 4-H or a FFA Organization for two consecutive years and has attended a Moore Haven, Clewiston, or LaBelle high school. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicant must be a graduate from a Moore Haven, Clewinston or LaBelle high school; must pursue higher education; must maintain satisfactory grades; and must have been an active member of 4-H or a FFA Organization for two consecutive years. Criteria: Application materials are reviewed by a member of the Community Foundation's Scholarship Reading Committee. Selection of applicants will be based on academic standing and financial need.

Funds Avail.: $1,000. To Apply: Application forms are available online. Applicants must submit a letter of interest, transcript, list of 4-H or FFA activities, and letter of recommendation. Deadline: February 15.

Isabel Mayer Kirkpatrick Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To fund tuition for high school graduates with a “B” average of 3.03.7. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicants must graduate from public or private high school in Lee County; must be well-rounded in terms of education, community service, sports and leadership activities; and must have a GPA of 3.0-3.7 (anything higher will disqualify the student). Criteria: Application materials must be reviewed by a member of the Community Foundation's Scholarship Reading Committee. Selection of applicants will be based on academic standing and financial need.

Funds Avail.: $1,000. To Apply: Applicants must submit a letter of interest, transcript, and letter of recommendation. Application forms are available online. Deadline: February 15.

Robert A. Kleckner Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To fund high school and undergraduate/graduate students who are pursuing a career in finance or accounting. Focus: Finance; Accounting. Qualif.: Applicants must be residents of Charlotte, Glades, Hendry or Lee County pursuing a degree in finance or accounting. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund's donor. Scholarship application is reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Selection of applicants will be based on academic standing and financial need.

Funds Avail.: $1,200. To Apply: Application forms are available online. Applicants must submit a letter of interest, high school/college transcript, and letter of recommendation. Deadline: February 15.

Love of Bonita Empowerment Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To fund books, tuition and/or course fees for Bonita Spring residents to attend a college or technical school. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicant must be a resident of Bonita Spring and must demonstrate financial need. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund's donor. Scholarship application is reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Selection of applicants will be based on academic standing and financial need.

Funds Avail.: $1,000. To Apply: Applicants must submit a letter of interest, financial need documentation, transcript, and letter of recommendation. Applicants must submit the application forms and other supporting documents to Kathryn Cintron, Donor Services, Bonita Spring Community Foundation, 8260 College Pkwy., Ste. 101, Fort Myers, FL 33919. Deadline: February 15.

Ruth Messmer Memorial Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To fund tuition for females pursuing a business career in college. Focus: Business. Qualif.: Applicants must have graduated from a public or private high school in Lee County with a documented “B” average; must be females pursuing a business career in college. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund's donor. Scholarship application is reviewed by the scholarship committee. Selection of recipients will be based on academic standing and financial need.

Funds Avail.: $1,000. To Apply: Applicants must submit a letter of interest, transcript, and letter of recommendation. Application forms are available online. Deadline: February 15.

Judge William J. Nelson Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To provide financial assistance for qualified high school seniors who will be attending the University of Florida. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicant must be a resident of Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry or Lee County; must have overcome adversity in some way; and must attend the University of Florida. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund's donor. Scholarship application is reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Selection of applicants will be based on academic standing and financial need.

Funds Avail.: $1,000. To Apply: Applicants must submit a letter of interest, transcript, and letter of recommendation. Application forms are available online. Deadline: February 15.

Robert B. and Dorothy Pence Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To fund tuition for economically-disadvantaged students to attend college or technical school. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicants must have graduated from a public or private high school in Lee County and must be an industrious student with good moral character and document financial need. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund's donor. Scholarship application is reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Selection of applicants will be based on academic standing and financial need.

Funds Avail.: $1,000. To Apply: Applicants must submit a letter of interest, transcript, and letter of recommendation. Application forms are available online. Deadline: February 15.

Chet and Jannett Perry Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To provide funding support for students pursuing a career in accounting. Focus: Accounting. Qualif.: Applicant must be graduating from a public or private high school in Charlotte, Hendry, Glades or Lee County; must pursue a degree in accounting; and must enter college within a year following high school graduation. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund's donor. Scholarship application is reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Selection of applicants will be based on academic standing and financial need.

Funds Avail.: $1,000. To Apply: Applicants must submit a letter of interest, transcript, and letter of recommendation. Application forms are available online. Deadline: February 15.

Faye Lynn Roberts Educational Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To fund scholarships for female students pursuing a career in technical studies, court reporting, computer training or nursing. Focus: Technical training; Computer and information sciences; Nursing. Qualif.: Applicants must be 21 years of age or older; must be residents of Lee County; and must demonstrate financial need. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund's donor. Scholarship application is reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Selection of applicants will be based on academic standing and financial need.

Funds Avail.: $5,000. To Apply: Application forms are available online. Applicants must submit a personal essay, financial need documentation, high school/college transcript and letter of recommendation. Deadline: March 20.

David G. Robinson Arts Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To fund tuition for high school seniors who plan to study the arts in an accredited school. Focus: Arts. Qualif.: Applicants must graduate from a public school in Lee County; must be an industrious student with good moral character; must document financial need; and must show leadership and community service. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund's donor. Scholarship application is reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Selection of applicants will be based on academic standing and financial need.

Funds Avail.: $1,000. To Apply: Applicants must submit a letter of interest, transcript, and letter of recommendation. Application forms are available online. Deadline: February 15.

Rockin’ Christmas Fund Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To fund a student who has displayed high levels of excellence in academic and/or athletics and who has lost a parent due to an illness or sudden death and to help qualified students to pay for education in a college, university or technical school. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicants must have graduated from a public or private high school in Lee or Collier to receive the award which will be based upon satisfactory evidence of matriculation to a college, university or technical school; must provide evidence of a academic athletic achievement from any coach at school or from any league participated in, if not at school; and must demonstrate financial need. Applicants do not have to have played high school sports but rather must demonstrate that athletics are a part of their life. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund's donor. Scholarship application is reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Selection of applicants will be based on academic standing and financial need.

Funds Avail.: No specific amount. To Apply: Applicants must provide a letter from guidance counselors of the high school signed by the counselor on how the student qualifies under the loss of parent criteria; must submit a letter of interest, transcript, and letter of recommendation. Application forms are available online. Deadline: February 15.

Robert C. and Margaret A. Schikora Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To provide tuition for high school graduates’ post-secondary educational opportunities, including trade/technical school, undergraduate work, post-graduate work, and professional education. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicants must graduate from public or private high school in Lee County with documented “B” average; must be well-rounded in terms of education, community service, sports and leadership activities; and must demonstrate financial need. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund's donor. Scholarship application is reviewed by the scholarship committee. Selection of applicants will be based on academic standing and financial need.

Funds Avail.: $1,000. To Apply: Applicants must submit a letter of interest, transcript, and letter of recommendation. Application forms are available online. Deadline: February 15.

John M. and Mary A. Shanley Memorial Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To fund students pursuing degrees or advanced degrees in medicine, law, dentistry, teaching (math and science), ministry, engineering, accounting, architecture and computer science. Focus: Medicine; Law; Dentistry; Teaching; Ministry; Engineering; Accounting; Agriculture; Economic aspects; Architecture; Computer and information sciences. Qualif.: Applicant must be a resident of Charlotte, Hendry or Lee County. Criteria: Financial need is not required.

Funds Avail.: $5,000. To Apply: Application forms are available online. Applicants must submit a letter of interest, letter of recommendation and transcript. Deadline: February 15.

Southwest Florida Community Foundation College Assistance Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To fund books, laboratory fees, or any expenses related to student's academic costs. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicants must reside in Charlotte, Lee, Glades, Hendry or Collier County and must demonstrate financial need. Criteria: Application materials are reviewed by a member of the Community Foundation's Scholarship Reading Committee. Selection of applicants will be based on academic standing and financial need.

Funds Avail.: $500. To Apply: Applicants must submit a letter of interest, transcript, and financial need documentation. Deadline: February 15.

Anne Sturrock Nursing Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To endow nursing scholarships for members or children of members of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Cape Coral. Focus: Nursing. Qualif.: Applicant must be a member or a child of a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church; must pursue a career in nursing; and must demonstrate financial need. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund's donor. Scholarship application is reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Selection of applicants will be based on academic standing and financial need.

Funds Avail.: Scholarship award amount is determined by committee. To Apply: Application forms are available online. Applicants must submit a letter of interest, letter of recommendation from pastor of St. Andrew, transcript and financial need documentation. Deadline: February 15.

SWFL Deputy Sheriffs Association Fund Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To provide financial funds for qualified high school students who are dependents of law enforcement officers. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicant must be a graduate from high school in Charlotte, Collier, Lee, Hendry or Glades Counties; must be a dependent of a law enforcement officer in the above counties; and must list name of law enforcement officer. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund's donor. Scholarship application is reviewed by the scholarship committee.

Funds Avail.: No specific amount. To Apply: Applicants must complete the application form, available online, and submit a letter of interest, transcript, and letter of recommendation. Deadline: February 15.

SWFL Professional Golfers Association Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To provide tuition for high school graduates who played competitive golf in their senior year and at least one other year during high school. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicants must have graduated from a public or private high school in Charlotte, Lee or Collier County; must have played competitive golf in their senior year and at least one other year during high school; and must have academic achievement and show evidence of community service and outside activities. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund's donor. Scholarship application is reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Selection of applicants will be based on academic standing and financial need.

Funds Avail.: $1,000. To Apply: Applicants must submit a letter of interest, transcript, and letter of recommendation. Application forms are available online. Deadline: February 15.

John I. and Madeleine R. Taeni Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To fund students pursuing degrees in teaching, nursing, paramedic training or emergency medical technician training. Focus: Teaching; Nursing; Paramedics; Emergency and disaster services. Qualif.: Applicant must be a resident of Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry or Lee County; must be highly motivated; must pursue teaching, nursing paramedic training, or emergency medical technician training; and must have graduated high school at least two years ago. Criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund's donor. Scholarship application is reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Selection of applicants will be based on academic standing and financial need.

Funds Avail.: $1,000. To Apply: Application forms are available online. Applicants must submit a letter of interest, letter of recommendation, and transcript. Deadline: March 20.

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