Scholarships support promising and deserving students by assisting them with the costs of their education. Donors often establish a scholarship to honor or memorialize friends, teachers, family members or other loved ones.

Benefits of Creating a Scholarship/Tuition Assistance Fund

  • Donor may set criteria for awarding the scholarship
  • Donor may choose to provide a scholarship for students in elementary school, middle school, high school, special needs school or even college
  • The Catholic Community Foundation manages the fund and distributes the award directly to the school on behalf of the recipient(s)
  • Once established, anyone can contribute to a scholarship fund
  • Open with cash, marketable securities or other assets
  • Ability to fund at death with an estate gift or designation in a will
  • Invested in accordance with the United States Catholic Bishops guidelines for Socially Responsible Investments

View Existing Scholarship/Tuition Assistance Funds

If you are interested in learning more about or starting your own scholarship fund, please visit Open A Fund.

*The Catholic Community Foundation of Southwest Florida does not provide legal, tax or financial advice.  When considering gifting options, seek the advice of your own legal, tax and/or financial professionals.

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