The Founders Scholarship Fund


707 Gulf Park Drive. Naples, Florida 34108

Our Students

Congratulations to our 2019/2020 Scholarship Recipients

This year’s additional 28 recipients bring the total to over 100 students who will receive scholarships this year. The annual budget needed to distribute scholarships is approximately $250,000 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 $4 million dollars in scholarships to over 700 Collier County students since its founding.

2019 Scholarship Recipients

  • Barron Collier High School: Sabrina Arie, Joel Mejia
  • Golden Gate High School: Melanie Cabrera, Ana Gabriela De Isasa Morales, Darla Menapole, Angel Tseng
  • Gulf Coast High School: Michelle Galacia, Mikeila Joseph, David Paul, Daniela Rincon-Garcia
  • Immokalee High School: German Brito-Diaz, Yesica Juarez, Fredlyn Pierre Louis, Noe Vega, Islande Victorin
  • Lely High School: Angel Barron, Sophonie Desvaristes, Sheebensh Yves Prophilien
  • Lorenzo Walker: Helen Corzo, Julysa Joseph, Carolina Medellin-Gutierrez
  • Naples High School: Ashlee Murray, Blake Novak, William Roberts, Axcell Vargas
  • St. John Newman: Julio De Armas, Scholastica Egwakhide, Josh Lordeus

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
  • Bucknell University
  • Carleton College
  • Columbia University
  • Elon University
  • Emory University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida International University
  • Florida Southwestern State College
  • Florida State University
  • Franklin & Marshall College
  • George Mason University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Harvard College
  • Lehigh University
  • Lincoln College of Technology
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Northwestern University
  • Purdue University
  • Ringling College of Art & Design
  • Saint Mary’s College
  • St. Vincent College
  • Tallahassee Community 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 Central Florida
  • University of Florida
  • University of Miami
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of North Florida
  • University of Richmond
  • University of South Florida