Scholarship Information

The Charlotte Community Foundation manages many scholarships for students who reside and go to school in Charlotte County. For fields of study in medical, engineering and general studies, many of our donors are passionate about your education! Read below and apply to compete for scholarships that apply to you. Some scholarships open at different times of the year; watch here for updates.

APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THESE SCHOLARSHIPS:

Application submission will close June 30th at 5PM (EDT)

HEALTH PROFESSIONS SCHOLARSHIP
VIRGINIA B. ANDES HEALTHCARE SCHOLARSHIP

The following scholarships are available:

Health Professions Scholarship

Entering or attending a 2-year or 4-year EMT/Paramedic or Nursing program at Florida Southwestern College Charlotte County Campus

Eligibility Requirements

  • If an adult returning to school must be a Charlotte County resident
  • Must be a graduate of a Charlotte County high school
  • High school senior, adult returning to school, current college student
  • Need to maintain a 2.0 GPA
  • 1 year renewable

Leo Wotitzky Scholarship

Charlotte County High School Seniors.  Renewable scholarship for up to 2 years.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a graduate of a public high school in Charlotte County
  • Accepted to or attending in good standing an accredited post-secondary educational institution or technical program
  • Exhibits leadership skills
  • Exhibits service to the community

David Gerdel Memorial Scholarship

For students entering the field of Engineering.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Charlotte County Public High School Graduates
  • Accepted to or attending in good standing an accredited post-secondary educational institution or technical program in engineering

 

Mosaic Scholarship Fund

Graduating high school students entering the field of environmental, biological, engineering or geological studies/sciences.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a graduate from a public high school in Charlotte County
  • Accepted to or attending in good standing an accredited post-secondary education institution or technical program

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Virginia B. Andes Scholarship Fund

For Charlotte County Public High School Graduates

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a graduate from a public high school in Charlotte County
  • Must be currently enrolled in and have already completed at least two years of a traditional four year bachelor’s degree program (or more advanced degree educational program) in a health care related field at either Florida Gulf Coast University or Florida Southwestern State College.

Recipients must agree in writing to return to practice in Charlotte County for a minimum of two (2) years following the completion of their education as well a make a commitment to provide significant (minimum of 10 hours per week) pro bono service to the Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic (or some other local health related philanthropic organization). Candidates receiving an education in the dental field are not eligible.  Scholarship is awarded on an annual basis and can be renewed by reapplying for a second year.

Nora Penton Beatty Nursing Scholarship

Any student who is participating in a nursing program or who is applying to participate in a nursing program.  Students do not need to be a recent high school graduate.  Renewable for one year.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Charlotte County resident
  • Accepted to or attending in good standing an accredited post-secondary educational institution or technical program in nursing
  • One year renewable scholarship
  • Has maintained a “B” average or better in previous course study

Dennis Munholand Memorial Scholarship

Students entering the field of dentistry, dental hygiene, dental assistance

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a graduate from a public high school in Charlotte County
  • Accepted to or attending in good standing an accredited post-secondary educational institution or technical program in the field of dentistry, dental hygiene, or dental assistance.

Nursing Scholarship

Any student who is participating in a nursing program or who is applying to participate in a nursing program.  Students do not need to be a recent high school graduate.  Renewable for one year.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Charlotte County resident
  • Accepted to or attending in good standing an accredited post-secondary educational institution or technical program in nursing
  • One year renewable scholarship
  • Has maintained a “B” average or better in previous course study

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What you need to know prior to filling out your application.

  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    You can begin the FAFSA and complete it when your 2014 TAX Statement is available.   It’s important to remind your parents to complete their taxes early, so the FAFSA can be completed before the deadline.
  • A written essay up to 1 typed page will be required.
  • High School and/or College Transcripts are required.
  • SAT and/or ACT Scores may be required.
  • Review the FAQs and scholarship descriptions before applying.

You will be asked to attach documents to your application. If these documents exist in electronic format, you can attach them using the “Browse” button inside the application.  If they are not in electronic format, you will need to check with your guidance department to see if they can be scanned into a PDF for your application process.

About the Determination Process

  • Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund’s donor. Each scholarship application is reviewed for completion of all required elements.
  • Every application is reviewed by a member of the Charlotte Community Foundation’s volunteer Scholarship Review Committee.
  • After all applications are reviewed, the Charlotte Community Foundation’s Board of Directors will evaluate all recommendations and approve the scholarship awards.

Notification of Awards

  • Recipients of each scholarship will be notified by Charlotte Community Foundation at the beginning of May. If a student has not been notified, it means he/she was not awarded a scholarship this year.

Payment of Awards

  • Payments are mailed directly to the school’s financial aid office before the beginning of each school year. Checks are made payable to the school and not to the individual recipient. To collect your scholarship award, please email your student ID number, class schedule and the address of the school to: jstephens@charlottecf.org

Testimonials & Project Success

A Letter from Ashley

This scholarship has not only provided me with means to attend school but it has also provided me with fuel to pursue my dreams. Dear Charlotte Community Foundation, In this past year at FSU I have both grown as a person and have gotten closer to my goal of one day...

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Wotitzky Scholarship Makes a Difference

The support you have shown has encouraged me to always try my best. My academic and community achievements would not be possible without you. Dear Leo Wotitzky Scholarship Committee, I want to thank you for your ongoing support in all my endeavors. I truly enjoy...

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