Foundation Education Based Scholarships
A list of education based scholarships, that are available through the FGCU Foundation. Scroll down for the list, or head to the FGCU's Advancement website to apply now.
Bruce R. Geyer Memorial Book Scholarship Fund
- Recipients will be residents of Lee County;
- Recipients will have financial need;
- Preference will be given to students seeking careers in music and/or education.
- This scholarship is intended for books only; proof of charge/purchase is necessary for award.
Charleen Belcher Olliff Endowed Scholarship Fund
- Scholarships will be awarded to seniors majoring in Education who plan to teach in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry or Lee County. Since the final internship is a full-time, full-semester teaching assignment in a public school, this scholarship is intended to benefit students who must resign from their jobs and make other major adjustments in their lives to complete the internship.
- It is the donor's desire to award scholarships in sufficient amounts that will allow scholarship recipients to resign from their jobs during their internship semester or make other major adjustments in their lives to complete the internship.
- The University will submit a list of qualified applicants to faculty representatives from the College of Education for final selection.
Douglas R. St. Cerny Scholarship Fund
- EIB Criteria;
- The recipient(s) will be full-time degree seeking students enrolled in the College of Education.
Elizabeth Franklin, George & Carol Yovanovich Memorial Scholarship Endowed Fund
- Recipients will be majoring in the College of Education.
Ellen Wolfson Smyle Memorial Scholarship Endowed Fund
- Recipients will be enrolled in the College of Education;
- Recipients will be studying Early Childhood Education;
- Recipients will be serious about becoming a teacher.
Golden Apple Teacher Recognition ProgramTM Scholarship Fund
- The recipients must be teachers in the public schools of Lee County;
- The recipients must wish to take a course or courses to enhance classroom skills. This scholarship is not intended to assist teachers wishing to advance their administrative skills;
- Application will be made to the Golden Apple Teacher Recognition ProgramTM;
- The Golden Apple Teacher Recognition ProgramTM Scholarship Committee will determine eligibility and make award recommendations to FGCU;
- Awards will be made in an effort to cover costs of desired courses and related books and supplies.
Linda and Bob Taylor Endowed Scholarship Fund - Business Ethics Scholarship
- EIB Criteria;
- Recipients must be business or education majors;
- Recipients must have graduated from a high school (public or private) located in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry or Lee county;
- Recipients must have been residents of the five-county area for the past two years;
- Recipients must be drug-free and crime-free as demonstrated by an absence of any criminal record.
Robert A. Weiss, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
- The recipients must have at least 2.5 out of 4.0 grade point average;
- The recipients must be studying elementary education with the intent to teach;
- The scholarship will be awarded to a rising junior or senior.
THA Foundation Scholarship Fund
- This scholarship is to be used for tuition, fees, and books;
- Recipients will have a high potential for entering and remaining in the elementary education teaching profession;
- Recipients will demonstrate strengths and interests in teaching mathematics, science and languages;
- Recipients will have graduated from high school;
- Recipients will be 23 years or older;
- Recipients will lack both a college degree and a fully-authorized (non-emergency, non-temporary) teaching license (credential, certificate) or hold a college degree but lacks a fully-authorized (non-emergency, non-temporary) teaching license (credential, certificate);
- Recipients will make a commitment to teach at the elementary school grade level, one year for each year of scholarship support;
- Recipients must maintain a minimum grade point average, 2.5 or higher, to maintain the award;
- Recipients must enroll full-time;
- The scholarship award will vary depending on the needs of the individual students, with a maximum award of $7,500 per year, $2,500 per semester;
- Recipients must be a U.S. citizen (natural or naturalized);
- Recipients agree to keep FGCU Foundation informed about his/her teaching career. In this way, THA Foundation can accurately evaluate scholarship criteria for future recipients. (It is the desire of THA Foundation to produce long-term teachers.
- The University will present qualified candidates to the Dean of the College of Education for the faculty's recommendations.
- By April 30th of each year, the FGCU scholarship committee will provide a list of qualified candidates to the THA board member liaison for recommendation.
William J. and Lillian S. Hudson Endowed Scholarship Fund
- The recipients must be seeking a degree in political science or education;
- The recipients may be either undergraduates or graduates;
- The recipients must demonstrate financial need;
- The awards may be used for, but are not limited to, payment of tuition, room and board, books, supplies and other fees associated with this academic pursuit.
Schulze Future Teacher Scholarships (Undergraduate) – $7,500 scholarship award that covers tuition ($6,000) and supplies ($1,500) over the academic year. Interested students should contact the Whitaker Center.
- Requirements: Students must be pursuing a STEM major, an Education minor, and have a minimum 3.25 GPA. Students should be working toward teacher certification and must agree to teach at the 6-12 level post-graduation for each year they receive the scholarship.
Schulze Future Teacher Scholarships (Post-baccalaureate) – $11,400 scholarship award that covers tuition into the Teacher Immersion Program (TIP), a graduate-level teacher education program in the College of Education. Interested students should contact Dr. Cynthia Martelli (firstname.lastname@example.org), TIP coordinator in the College of Education.
- Requirements: Practical, competent knowledge in a STEM subject.
- Preferred Requirements: STEM baccalaureate or master degree, career in the discipline, now wishing to pursue teaching.
Noyce@FGCU STEM Teacher Scholarships – $14,000 scholarship award over the academic year. Interested students should contact the Whitaker Center.
- Requirements: Students must be pursuing a STEM major, an Education minor, and have a minimum 3.00 GPA. Students should be working toward teacher certification and must agree to teach in a public school setting at the 6-12 level post-graduation two years for each year they receive the scholarship. Student must be a U.S. citizens or permanent resident.
Preferred Qualifications: participation in service-learning activities in a public school setting or other experiences working with K-12 students.
External Education Based Scholarships
The "Grow Your Own" scholarship program's goal is to assist with creating a local pipeline of educators to aid in our current teacher shortage. The Suncoast Credit Union Foundation has made a contribution to the District of $50,000 with the potential of adding incrementally for a total of $250,000. This program will provide scholarship opportunities to current employees.
CAPE CORAL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
The Cape Coral Community Foundation has several Scholarship Funds available. In our 2006/2007 Scholarship cycle we awarded 33 recipients over $60,000 dollars to assist them in continuing their education. Scholarship eligibility varies according to the specific criteria of the Scholarship Fund that was established by the fund’s donor. Please review the information regarding eligibility and criteria as each Scholarship Fund is unique.
- The Beier Scholarship Fund was created to assist high school students on a needs basis to further their education by attending a two or four year college full time.
- The Brighten the Corner Scholarship Fund was created to assist young people who may have thought education opportunities beyond high school would not be available to them. An 85% attendance in a Christian Service of their choice is required. At this time all openings for this scholarship have been filled.
- The JSC Priority Scholarship Fund was created to assist one female and one male athlete from North Fort Myers High School in continuing their education beyond high school. Applications and eligibility requirements can be found at www.jscpriority.com.
- The Rotary Club of Cape Coral Goldcoast Scholarship Fund was created by the Goldcoast Rotarians to assist eligible high school seniors, with a minimum un-weighted GPA of 3.2, to further their education by attending college.
To apply to any of the CCCF scholarships please visit the foundations website
In order for the Cape Coral Community Foundation to fund your scholarship please fill out this funding request and mail this form to the Cape Coral Community Foundation office at 4729 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral, Florida 33904. You may also fax it to 542-8307 or email it to email@example.com.
Please note: No funds will be forwarded to your school of choice until this form has been completed and returned. Funds are only payable to your school of choice; they will not be made payable to a company or individual. Funding Requests must be returned a minimum of 10 days prior to your school’s final payment due date.
Florida Fund for Minority Students
SPOUSES TO TEACHERS
This Department of Defense pilot program currently helps military spouses living in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah become public school teachers. The program provides information and tuition assistance, and may expand to include other states in the future.
For more information contact the National Spouses to Teachers office in Pensacola, FL, by phone 1-800-231-6282 or DSN 922-6282, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNCOMMON FRIENDS FOUNDATION
Students must apply to be nominated by the College of Education for the opportunity to receive a $400 scholarship for books.
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants up to $4,000.00 per year to upper-level and graduate students who intend to teach in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. Undergraduate students must major in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, Secondary Math Education, Secondary Biology Education or Secondary Social Science Education; graduate students must major in Special Education. Students must have and maintain a cumulative 3.25 GPA to be eligible for the TEACH Grant. As a recipient of a TEACH Grant, students are required to teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which they received a TEACH Grant. Failure to complete this service obligation will result in the TEACH Grant being converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. Students in the TIP program are not eligible for a TEACH grant.
For more information and additional requirements for the TEACH Grant please read the FACT Sheet and visit the TEACH Grant website.