Mission Statement

Founders Scholarship Fund of Club Pelican Bay has stayed true to its mission since 1991 —

to provide financial assistance to young men and women from Collier County in their pursuit of post high school education and training.

Over $6.5 million dollars has been awarded to over 825 local students from Collier County (FL) high schools who have demonstrated both the need and the outstanding merit required to receive the scholarship award from Founders Scholarship Fund.

Founders Scholarship Fund was created in 1991 by the Golf Members of Club Pelican Bay, a private golf club, and is classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization.

Founders Scholarship Fund is supported by Golf and Social Members of Club Pelican Bay, as well as many corporate sponsors which include prominent local and national businesses. Fundraising activities support annual scholarship grants of approximately $400,000 per year.