Students will follow these steps:
Step 1: Click https://flcps.awardspring.com/
Step 2: Register and create an account
Step 3: Fill out the general application
Step 4: IF the student qualifies for the Jeff Sommer Cross Country Memorial Scholarship, they will see the option to apply on their dashboard once the general application is complete. It is important not to skip this step, as the general application will NOT automatically apply them for specific scholarships.
*The General Application portion is basically the student’s online scholarship profile. This means that students may apply easier to any other scholarships released by The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools in the future by using this same login/portal.
Jeff Sommer Cross Country Memorial Scholarship
The Jeff Sommer Cross Country Memorial Scholarship is valued at $1,000 and will be awarded to one Lee County high school senior.
This scholarship has been established with the following criteria:
– Must be a graduating senior from a Lee County school (public or private)
– Minimum 2.5 weighted GPA
– Must be involved in Cross Country for three years of high school,
one of which must be your senior year
– Must have earned a 3rd place finish or higher in any LCAC Championship contest
or FHSAA District Championship competition (official verification required)
– Must exhibit integrity and sportsmanship
– Must plan to attend a college or technical school
Coach Jeff Sommer spent decades devoting his life to helping and motivating athletes in the School District of Lee County. This loyalty and passion ultimately led his teams to many victories, most remarkably, nine state titles. This scholarship will continue to carry on the legacy that Coach Sommer built so many years ago, of helping athletes of any ability become the best they can be.