Community Foundation Scholarship Application Process Begins Today

More than $500,000 available through 50 scholarships for students seeking post-secondary education

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s scholarship application process for the 2016-2017 school year begins today, Friday, Jan. 15. Approximately $500,000 in scholarship money is available through more than 50 scholarships for local high-school students and undergraduate students with financial need or academic merit from Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties.

The E-Apply online scholarship application tool can be accessed through the Community Foundation’s website at Students may review the scholarships available online as well as a tutorial about how to create and submit the online application.

Students may apply for multiple scholarships and have the ability to upload transcripts, SAT/ACT score reports, letters of recommendation and financial documentation (if required). For need-based scholarships, students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The deadline for scholarship applications is March 4, 2016.

Renewable scholarships are those offered for up to four years such as the Patricia Means Scholarship, which is new this year.

For more information about the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, call 239-274-5900 or visit

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