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Southwest Florida Community Foundation awards 135 scholarships to local students

Posted at 7:16 AM, Jun 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-06 10:52:25-04

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation recently awarded $761,650 in scholarships to high school, undergraduate and graduate students from Lee, Collier, Charlotte and Glades County.

Out of 393 eligible student applicants, 135 scholarships were awarded after being reviewed by 111 volunteers.

For the second year, the foundation awarded 25 of the scholarships as multi-year awards to benefit students each year until they complete school.

Founded in 1976, the Southwest Florida cultivates regional change for the common good through collective leadership, social innovation, and philanthropy to address different needs in Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee and Charlotte counties. Partnering with different people and corporations, the foundation has created more than 400 philanthropic funds. Since the start, the foundation has also provided more than $67 million in grants and scholarships to the communities. For more information on the foundation or how to donate, call (239)-274-5900.

For a full list of 2018 recipients and the scholarships awarded, click here.