The Founders Scholarship Fund

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707 Gulf Park Drive. Naples, Florida 34108

Our Students

Congratulations to our 2021 Scholarship Recipients

This year’s additional 32 recipients bring the total to over 100 students who will receive scholarships this year. The annual budget needed to distribute scholarships is approximately $300,000 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 Scholarship Fund, a non-profit/tax-exempt charitable organization founded in 1991 by Club Pelican Bay members, has awarded over $5 million dollars in scholarships to over 775 Collier County students since its founding.

2021 Scholarship Recipients

  • Barron Collier High School: Magdiel Sanchez, Diego Aramayo, Samantha Arie
  • Community School: Blade Kalikow
  • Everglades High: Alexis Hendrickson
  • Golden Gate High School: Luis Brandao, Lindsey Abellard, Eli Antoine, Thais Casasola, Maidele Archelus, Flore Louima
  • Gulf Coast High School: Walezka Abdala, Gabriella Garcia
  • Immokalee High School: Emily Hernandez, Israel Estrada, Elvis Velasquez-Morales, Geraldine Pierre
  • Lely High School: Dante Vecchio
  • Lorenzo Walker: Steven Tulus, Nicksie Lordeus, Makensy Mentillo, Joanna Brito, Moirah Remy
  • Naples High School: Stephanie Bird, Michael Fredette, Carly Newmark, Chloe Quintero
  • Palmetto Ridge High: Natalie Solis
  • St. John Neumann: Kaitlyn Ryan, Sydney Raza
  • Club Pelican Bay (Employees): Stacy Lee-Williams and Stela Ahmetaj


Scholarship Recipients

Our scholars are some of the brightest students you’ll find attending college today. Their majors range from music composition to neuroscience.

The Founders Scholarship 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.

  • American University
  • Arcadia University
  • Carleton College
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Emory University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Florida Agriculture & Mechanical University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida Atlantic University Honors College
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Florida International University
  • Florida Southern College
  • Florida Southwestern State College
  • Florida State University
  • Franklin & Marshall College
  • George Mason University
  • Harvard College
  • Lehigh University
  • Lincoln College of Technology
  • Marquette University
  • Middlebury College
  • MIT
  • Monmouth College
  • North Central College
  • Northwestern University
  • NYU
  • Ohio State University
  • Purdue University
  • Regis College
  • Saint Mary’s College
  • St John’s University
  • St. Vincent College
  • Texas Health and Science University
  • The Culinary Institute of America
  • The George Washington University
  • Tufts University
  • UC Berkley
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Florida
  • University of Miami
  • University of Mount Union
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of North Florida
  • University of Richmond
  • University of South Florida
  • Vanderbilt University