2017-01-11 / Top News

Community Foundation scholarship application process starts Jan. 16

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s scholarship application process for the 2017-2018 school year begins this month, and need-based scholarships require the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA form, available at www.fafsa. gov.

Approximately $500,000 in scholarship money is available through more than 50 scholarships for local high school students, undergraduate and graduate students from Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties.

The scholarship application process begins Jan. 16 through the foundation’s online portal at www.floridacommunity.com/ scholarships.

The scholarship application process closes March 3. Students may review the scholarships available online, as well as a tutorial about how to create and submit the online application. Students may apply for multiple scholarships and upload transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, letters of recommendation and the FAFSA student aid report.

Educators, mentors, parents and students can find resources to complete the FAFSA form at http://fafsafirst.org. ¦

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