Scholarships

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools is excited to announce our new online scholarship application portal!

To access an online application, you will be required to set up a new account using the link below. You will be required to complete a one-time, general application to determine which scholarships you qualify for. Only scholarships that are currently accepting applications will be displayed and you will need to log in during an open application period to see if you qualify for any new scholarships. Application periods and scholarship information can be found at the bottom of this page.

Once you have established an account, the system will remember your contact information and will automatically incorporate it into any other online scholarship applications submitted through our system.

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Scholarships

Fred & Jean Allegretti Scholarship

The Fred &; Jean Allegretti Foundation offers a $1,000 scholarship to five Riverdale High School seniors.

Selection Criteria includes:

  • Graduating seniors from Riverdale High School
  • A minimum 2.5 weighted GPA
  • Must participate in school/community activities
  • Must plan to attend a college, community college, or technical school in the fall of 2018

Application Period: December 15, – March 29, 2019

Golden Futures Scholarship

The Golden Futures Scholarship was created by The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools' 2013 Golden Apple recipients to provide opportunities for emerging Lee County educators. The Scholarship provides four years of tuition to Florida SouthWestern State College and is awarded annually to a deserving high school senior attending a Lee County District School.

Applicants must exemplify qualities of educational leadership and demonstrate a passion for teaching. A condition of the scholarship requires recipients to complete a minimum of four years of service to Lee County District Schools upon graduation.

Golden Futures scholarship recipients receive mentoring and support from members of the Academy of Teachers throughout college and into their initial years in the classroom.

Applications will open in fall 2018

Richard Hagy Memorial Scholarship

Richard Hagy had a passion for educating students and served Lee County Schools for more than 30 years as teacher, coach, and principal of ALC and Mariner Middle Schools. He was named Principal of the Year and touched the lives of countless students and friends. To honor his memory, this scholarship has been established with the following selection criteria:

  • Graduating seniors from Island Coast High School, Riverdale High School, and Mariner High Schools are eligible
  • A minimum weighted GPA of 2.5
  • Must have financial need
  • Must be involved in high school sports
  • Must exhibit integrity and sportsmanship
  • Must participate in school/community activities
  • Must plan to attend a college, community college or technical school

Application Period: December 15 – March 29, 2019

Jeff Sommer Cross Country Memorial Scholarship

Jeff Sommer Cross Country Memorial Scholarship

The Jeff Sommer Cross Country Memorial Scholarship is valued at $1,000 and will be awarded to one Lee County high school senior.

This scholarship has been established with the following criteria:

  • Must be a graduating senior from a Lee County school (public or private)
  • Minimum 2.5 weighted GPA
  • Must be involved in Cross Country for three years of high school,one of which must be your senior year
  • Must have earned a 3rd place finish or higher in any LCAC Championship contest or FHSAA District Championship competition (official verification required)
  • Must exhibit integrity and sportsmanship
  • Must plan to attend a college or technical school

An additional scholarship valued at $2,000 will be awarded to one female senior and one male senior at Estero High School.

This scholarship has been established with the following criteria:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Estero High School
  • Minimum 2.5 weighted GPA
  • Must be involved in Cross Country for three years of high school, one of which must be your senior year
  • Must exhibit integrity and sportsmanship
  • Must plan to attend a college or technical school

Coach Jeff Sommer spent decades devoting his life to helping and motivating athletes in the School District of Lee County. This loyalty and passion ultimately led his teams to many victories, most remarkably, nine state titles. This scholarship will continue to carry on the legacy that Coach Sommer built so many years ago, of helping athletes of any ability become the best they can be.

Suncoast Credit Union Scholarship

Suncoast Credit Union has partnered with the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools to offer five $2,000 scholarships to high school graduates.

Application period: December 15 – March 29, 2019

Take Stock in Children

Take Stock in Children

Take Stock in Children was established in 1995 as a non-profit organization in Florida that provides a unique opportunity for low-income and at-risk students, many from minority families, to escape the cycle of poverty through education. We offer our students college scholarships, caring volunteer mentors, and hope for a better life.

Each student who enters our program signs a contract promising to remain crime and drug-free, maintain a 2.5 GPA and above, exhibit good behavior, and meet with their assigned mentor regularly through high school graduation. Upon graduation, students receive a 4-year college tuition scholarship. Take Stock in Children staff meet with students in the program each semester to ensure students have the resources they need to complete school. Student grades are tracked quarterly and immediate intervention is provided should students show signs of academic decline.

Our comprehensive services start in middle school, continue through high school and include their transition into college. This program is funded through a unique public-private fundraising model, and our mentors generously volunteer their services to our children.

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MENTOR/VOLUNTEER PROGRAM APPLICATION