Scholarships

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Brancati Teacher Development Scholarship

Applications MUST BE submitted online by 11:59pm on October 31.

The Helen & Edward Brancati Teacher Development Scholarship was begun in memory of our parents who felt that education was the door to the future and that a good teacher was the key.

One scholarship of $750 is awarded annually to the teacher who best exemplifies the dedication to the principles and high professional standards of Helen and Edward Brancati. This teachers’ scholarship opens its cycle from September 1st through October 31st.

Who May Apply:

1. Any teacher employed by an accredited school in the United States.
2. Classroom teachers seeking post graduate education, or needing funds for required continuing education classes, workshops or conferences as well as for certification courses. Applicants may not use this scholarship money for post graduate classes that will lead to an administrative position removing them from the classroom.
3. The applicant must be a U.S. Citizen.
4. Substitute teachers must be a full-time employee of the school district and have a provisional teaching certificate.

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The following Scholarships will be available beginning January 2019.

 

Beier Scholarship

Completed applications are due by April 1st at 11:59 PM, EST.

The Beier Scholarship Fund was created to assist Immokalee High School students on a needs basis to further their education by attending a two or four year college or Technical School. This scholarship will also consider past Immokalee graduates furthering their education through iTECH in Immokalee. Students must:

  • Maintain a GPA score of 3.0 for college/university and 2.0 technical school
  • Agree to provide $1000 annually towards yearly expenses

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Mr. Bill West Scholarship

Completed applications are due by April 1st at 11:59 PM, EST.
The Mr. Bill West Memorial Scholarship is a $1000 non-need-based scholarship. It was created to help one Mariner High School graduating Senior annually begin his or her college education. It is specifically focused on assisting students who have shown marked improvement in academic achievement in their junior and senior years, demonstrating that they have come to realize the importance of hard work and focus on becoming successful in life.
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Brighten the Corner, Inc. Scholarship

Completed applications are due by April 1st at 11:59 PM, EST.
The beneficiary must attend Florida SouthWestern State College. The beneficiary may receive an award of up to 12 credit hours per semester for 4 semesters within a three-year period for tuition fees only. The beneficiary promises to attend Christian services of whichever denomination he/she prefers during their first semester…
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James C. & Madeline K. Holmes Scholarship

Completed applications are due by April 1st at 11:59 PM, EST.

  • Benefits high school students in Cape Coral
  • Major course of study must be the sciences
  • Must attend an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Students should generally come from the top 10% of their graduating class; however, students may be included who have shown potential in the sciences but for extenuating circumstances are not in the top 10%.

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JSC Priority Scholarship

Completed applications are due by April 1st at 11:59 PM, EST.
$2000 scholarship awarded to one graduating senior from North Fort Myers High School.
Scholarship is paid in two parts: $1000 for the fall semester and $1000 for the spring semester.
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Kai Fuhrmann College Scholarship

Completed applications are due by April 1st at 11:59 PM, EST.
The Kai Fuhrmann College Scholarship Fund is for graduating seniors who attend a high school in the City of Cape Coral, city limits who wish to further their education by attending college. We will be awarding one $500 (five-hundred) scholarship. Mr. Fuhrmann passed away on September 14, 2011, at the age of 51 after a 10-year battle with colon cancer and his wishes were to give back to the community of Cape Coral students by having his family establish a scholarship in his name.
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Robert and Bertha Bird Scholarship

Completed applications are due by April 1st at 11:59 PM, EST.
Providing scholarships to students who attend Faith Presbyterian Church.
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Rotary Club of Cape Coral Goldcoast Scholarship

Completed applications are due by April 1st at 11:59 PM, EST.

  • GPA of 3.2 or better (unweighted)
  • Accepted to at least one accredited junior college, college, or university
  • Must be a graduating senior of any Lee County high school, including homeschooled graduating seniors
  • No immediate family may be a member of Rotary

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Beier Renewal Scholarship

“Intent to Renew” notifications are due by April 1st at 11:59 PM, EST.
Required documentations are due by June 30th at 11:59, EST.
This is a reminder that your Beier Scholarship is a renewable scholarship. While this is a renewable up to 4-year scholarship, there is no guarantee due to your requirements and pending scholarship fund monies available. Students must:

  • Maintain a GPA score of 3.0 for college/university and 2.0 technical school
  • Agree to provide $1000 annually towards yearly expenses

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Rotary Club of Cape Coral Goldcoast Renewal Scholarship

“Intent to Renew” notifications are due by April 1st at 11:59 PM, EST.
Required documentations are due by June 30th at 11:59, EST.
As part of your Rotary Goldcoast Renewal Scholarship requirements, you are required to annually provide submitted documentation, from the school, of meeting these requirements by June 30 of each year:

  • maintaining a 3.2 grade point average
  • being a full-time student
  • completing the previous school year

We only provide a courtesy reminder after your first year; from that point forward it will be your responsibility without notification to provide the requirements by June 30th of each remaining year.
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