To apply for The Founders Fund scholarship, students must apply online through a dedicated and secure portal. Click this link to register and view the application.
Any questions from students or parents should be directed to Stacy Lee-Williams, The Founders Scholarship Fund office at 239-593-0124 or FoundersFund1@gmail.com
Students interested in obtaining a scholarship from The Founders Scholarship Fund must submit a completed online application by February 23, 2023.
Each year, approximately 25 to 35 students from Collier County High Schools receive renewable annual scholarships from The Founders Scholarship Fund helping them defray the cost of attending colleges, universities, vocational schools, and professional programs across the country. Scholarship grants are made for one year at a time. If the recipient maintains a 3.00 GPA, the grant is renewed each year until the student graduates from a two- or four-year college or university.
During any school year, approximately 100 to 120 students are receiving scholarships from The Founders Scholarship Fund. Since 1991, scholarship recipients have received either $2000 or $2500 per year. Starting with the 2022 scholarship recipients, the per year amount has been increased to $6000 bringing the total of the four-year scholarship to $24,000.
Students are selected for scholarship grants based upon their overall high school record, including extracurricular activities, academic performance, and the financial need of the candidate.
Collier County, Florida, high school seniors with a 3.00 GPA and financial need may apply. Participating high schools are notified by their counselors.
Selection is based on academic merit and/or financial need. The selection process is guided by the following.
Scholarship grants are made for one year at a time. If the recipient maintains a 3.00 weighted GPA for the previous two semesters or terms, the grant is renewable each year until the student graduates from a two- or four-year college or university. It is the student’s responsibility to keep the Founders Fund informed and apprised of their grades and enrollment status. Checks are mailed to the college or university.