Scholarship Overview

This program will provide 4, 4-year scholarships to attend Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) or Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) to graduating seniors from the School District of Lee County’s current teaching academy or future teaching academies. 
Please see website for full details and links: http://www.leeschools.net/index.cfm?p=tier-3 

Application Process

The scholarship application process for the 2017-2018 school year will be held in October. The application period will open on Monday, October 2nd and close on Tuesday, October 31st. Applicants will be informed of their application status via email notification by Friday, November 17th. 

To be considered for the program, the student must submit the following:

  • Completed application
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: One from a teacher or administrator at current school and one personal reference.
  • A one page essay outlining desire to teach and anticipated contribution to the profession

Eligibility Guidelines

1. Current senior enrolled in a Teaching Academy with the District

2. Minimum 3.0 Cumulative G.P.A.

3. Must be willing to sign an agreement indicating that the scholarship is valid for a four year period and that upon graduation the recipient must teach for the District for a five year period.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for these scholarships?

1. Current senior enrolled in a Teaching Academy with the District

2. Minimum 3.0 Cumulative G.P.A.

3. Must be willing to sign an agreement indicating that the scholarship is valid for a four year period and that upon graduation the recipient must teach for the District for a three year period.

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When is the scholarship application period?
The scholarship application process will be held in October. The application period will open on Monday, October 2nd and close on Tuesday, October 31st. Applicants will be informed of their application status via email notification by Friday, November 17th.Return to Top
Who will review my application?
The scholarship applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee which will be comprised of District Staff.Return to Top
How many scholarships will be awarded?
There will be 4, 4-year scholarships to attend Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) or Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW).Return to Top
Who can I contact if I have questions about the program?
Please contact Christine Christensen, Coordinator, Professional Development at [email protected] with any questions about the program.