The Golden Futures Scholarship was created by the Academy of Teachers and The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools to provide opportunities for emerging Lee County educators. The Scholarship provides four years of tuition to Florida SouthWestern State College and is awarded annually to a deserving Lee County high school senior who exemplifies qualities of educational leadership and a passion to teach.
Golden Futures Scholars will receive:
? A four year tuition scholarship to Florida SouthWestern State College
? Mentorship and support from The Academy of Teachers throughout college and into their initial teaching experience
Student Eligibility:
? Must be a 12th grade student in a Lee County public school
? Must be enrolled in Lee County public school for a minimum of one school year
? Must meet the attendance requirements of the Lee County School District
? Upon college graduation, the student commits to teach a minimum of four years in the Lee County School District
Candidates must:
1. Provide a certified copy of their high school transcripts.
2. Submit written recommendations from at least two educators that have worked directly with the applicant (e.g. principal, assistant principal, counselor, classroom teacher, or athletic coach).
3. Provide an essay explaining why you are interested in becoming a Lee County educator and what subject(s) you wish to instruct. This must be a minimum of 500 words and no more than 2,000 words, typed and double-spaced, attached with the application.
Application Deadline:
All application materials must be received at the office of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools by Monday, December 11th, 2017.
Selection Process:
The scholarship is awarded on the basis of the applicant demonstrating the desire to pursue and complete a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Education.
After the initial review to ensure submissions are complete, each applicant’s application, letters of recommendation and essay will be evaluated.
Selected candidates will be invited to interview with the selection committee on an assigned date to determine the final recipient.
The scholarship funds will be awarded directly to Florida SouthWestern State College.
If in the sole opinion of the selection committee no applicant meets all the criteria, no recipient will be selected.
Application Procedure:
A complete application consists of:
1. A completed and signed formal application
2. Two written recommendations with contact information included
3. Certified copy of Lee County high school transcripts
4. An original essay meeting criteria above
The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools
Attn: Golden Futures Scholarship
P.O. Box 1608
Fort Myers, Florida 33902
Or, the completed application may be emailed to [email protected]
For more information contact:
Courtney Wood
239-337-0433 or [email protected]
Director of Scholarships
The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools