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2022-2023 Applications Have Closed

Thank you for your interest in the Charlotte Community Foundation Higher Education Scholarships. The 2022-2023 Application Process has closed. Please refer back to our page at a later date for updated scholarship information.

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 2022

Scholarship Applications Close

  • January 2023

Scholarship Recipients Notified

  • March 2023

Scholarship Award Presentation

  • May 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 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.

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.
  • Test Score Report(s) most applicable to your academic level (TABE, PERT, TEAS, ACT, SAT, GRE, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, DAT, OAT) must be uploaded into your application.
  • Brief Written Essay will be required covering field of major, mentor, leadership ability, importance of continuing education, and impact of a scholarship.
  • A Letter of Recommendation is highly recommended, but not required. Recommender may submit their letter directly to online platform from student request.
  • A Resume of extracurricular activities, volunteer work, employment, awards and leadership roles may also be uploaded.

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

Bana Jarrah

Bana Jarrah

VIRGINIA B. ANDES SCHOLARSHIP HELPING OTHERS REACH THEIR LIFE GOALS Throughout her childhood, Bana Jarrah remembers hearing political rhetoric in Arabic; the sound of gunshots, and seeing images of women and children in agony amid the bloodshed. A child of immigrant...

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Sara Drake

Sara Drake

JENNIFER A. YOUNG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP HELPING OTHERS REACH THEIR LIFE GOALS Growing up, Sara Drake never thought she would become a teacher. However, that changed in 2012 after she got a job as a substitute teacher in Charlotte County, Fla. That job sparked a passion...

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Contact

Gayle Ross

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

Scholarship Stories

Bana Jarrah

VIRGINIA B. ANDES SCHOLARSHIP HELPING OTHERS REACH THEIR LIFE GOALS Throughout her childhood, Bana Jarrah remembers hearing political rhetoric in Arabic; the sound of gunshots, and seeing images of women and children in agony amid the bloodshed. A child of immigrant...

read more