$1.4 Million Annually for Students in Collier County

Attending college or trade school increases opportunity 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.

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Countless Scholarship Opportunties

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 70 different scholarship opportunities by completing just ONE application.

Scholarships managed independently

By outside local, regional, state, and national organizations. Students will apply directly to each opportunity. Deadlines and requirements may vary.

Collier Scholars Common Application

Applying for CFCC scholarships has never been easier! By completing one online application, you’ll be considered for 70+ scholarship opportunities. We have scholarships for students with a wide variety of backgrounds, GPA’s, areas of study and levels of education.

  • The Common Application for the 2021-2022 academic year has closed.
  • The application is typically open from November – February of each year.
  • Selected scholarship recipients will be notified throughout May.

Start gathering your items for the Collier Scholars Common Application before you apply!

Already completed or started an application? Log into your CFCC Scholarship Portal

QUESTIONS? Use this step-by-step tutorial that walks you through filling out and submitting the Collier Scholars Common Application.

Increasing Opportunites Since 1985

More than 250 scholarship recipients awarded last year.

Our generous scholarship donors are committed to helping as many students as possible to pursue their post-secondary education and training.

Additional Resources
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, our Director of Education/Scholarships, for more information or to get started.


We are Here to Help

We are happy to assist you with any scholarship questions you might have!

Deb Olson, Scholarship Assistant

Laura Bidireanu, Director of Education/Scholarships