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2023-2024 Applications Are Now Open 

To apply for a 2023- 2024 Higher Education Scholarship, please click on the “APPLY HERE” button. We highly recommend reviewing this page and the individual scholarships in order to determine if you qualify.  

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Scholarship Information

Thanks to our generous donors, the Charlotte Community Foundation has awarded over $2 million in scholarships to Charlotte County students pursuing higher education in fields of study including Healthcare, Engineering, Education, General Studies and Real Estate.

This site will provide you with an overview of our different scholarships. Please review the requirements for each scholarship before applying and be sure to follow us on social media!

Scholarship Questions?

We are happy to assist you with any of your scholarship questions!

Should you need assistance, please contact us at programs@charlottecf.org or call 941-637-0077.

Scholarship Timeline

Scholarship Applications Open

  • December 1, 2022

Scholarship Applications Close

  • January 30, 2023

Scholarship Recipients Notified

  • April 1, 2023

Scholarship Award Presentation

  • TBD 2023

Before you Apply

FAFSA Information

  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • You can begin the FAFSA on October 1st of your senior year, with the prior year’s tax return.  The SAR (Student Aid Report) shows each student’s Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) and is required for all scholarships.

Eligibility Requirements

Determination Process

  • Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria made by each fund’s donor. Scholarship applications are internally vetted for completion of all required elements.
  • Every application is reviewed by members 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.

What you can do to prepare ahead of applying:

  • The most recent High School and/or College Transcript will be required with your application. For current students, fall 2022 grades should be uploaded into your application.
  • Brief Written Essays will be required covering field of major, mentor, leadership ability, importance of continuing education, and financial impact of a scholarship.
  • A Letter of Recommendation is highly recommended, but not required. 
  • Resume or a listing of academic experiences, extracurricular activities, volunteerism, employment, awards, and leadership roles.

Notification of Awards

  • Recipients of each scholarship will be notified by Charlotte Community Foundation by the end of March.

Payment Information of Awarded Scholarships

  • Payments are mailed directly to the school’s financial aid office once the Charlotte Community Foundation receives an invoice. Checks are made payable to the school and not to the individual recipient.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to inform the school of a scholarship award.

Scholarship Stories

Fawny Arnyek

Fawny Arnyek

Various hardships come with being a first-generation immigrant and college student. Fawny Arnyek found ways to overcome these obstacles through her ambition to go above and beyond, gaining the support necessary from the community.  She used her passion for bettering...

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Vincent Bauer

Vincent Bauer

VIRGINIA B. ANDES SCHOLARSHIP HELPING OTHERS REACH THEIR LIFE GOALS All of his life, Vincent Bauer dreamed of being a nurse. Vincent understood the need for quality healthcare from an early age as his parents dealt with physical and mental illnesses while growing up....

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Contact

Gayle Ross

Program Manager
programs@charlottecf.org
(941) 637-0077

Scholarship Stories

Fawny Arnyek

Various hardships come with being a first-generation immigrant and college student. Fawny Arnyek found ways to overcome these obstacles through her ambition to go above and beyond, gaining the support necessary from the community.  She used her passion for bettering...

read more