Scholarships for Students


Providing $1.4 Million Annually for Students in Collier County


Attending college or trade school increases opportunities and opens doors to careers. Connecting students to scholarships and educational opportunities is our priority to give students a boost on their path to higher education.

Since 1991 the Community Foundation of Collier County has been a major scholarship provider in the community, awarding more than $1.4 million every year to individuals pursuing a higher education. Last year, more than 300 recipients received financial assistance from CFCC.


Countless Scholarship Opportunities through Scholarship Connector


Searching for scholarships has never been easier! Scholarship Connector is a centralized search engine that connects local students to numerous local, state and national scholarships. Connect to:

  • Scholarships managed by the Community Foundation – students can apply quickly and easily to more than 80 different scholarship opportunities by completing just ONE application. The CFCC Common Application for the 2021-2022 academic year will open November 2020.

  • Scholarships managed independently by outside local, regional, state, and national organizations. Students will apply directly to each opportunity. Deadlines and requirements may vary.

Start your search today



Help Change a Life


There are many ways to get involved and support CFCC’s scholarship program! If you are thinking about starting your own scholarship fund or contributing to the CFCC General Scholarship Fund, we can help!

Please contact Laura Bidireanu, Director of Education/Scholarships, at (239) 649-5000 or LBidireanu@cfcollier.org for more information or to get started.