This year’s additional 37 recipients bring the total to 96 students who will receive scholarships this year. The annual budget needed to distribute scholarships is over $220,000 each year. The money needed to fund the scholarships is raised through a fundraising golf event held every other year, donations from Club members, and the generous support of local businesses.
The Founders Fund, Inc., a non-profit/tax-exempt charitable organization founded in 1991 by Club Pelican Bay members, has awarded over $3.6 million dollars in scholarships to over 650 Collier County students since its founding.
Our scholars are some of the brightest students you’ll find attending college today. Their majors range from music composition to neuroscience.
The Founders Fund averages 100 to 112 students attending colleges or technical institutions each year. They represent some of the most prestigious schools in the United States.
Here are the colleges that our students are now attending.