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Overview

The "Grow Your Own" scholarship program's goal is to assist with creating a local pipeline of educators to aid in our current teacher shortage.  The Suncoast Credit Union Foundation has made a contribution to the District of $50,000 with the potential of adding incrementally for a total of $250,000.  This program will provide scholarship opportunities to current paraprofessionals and to graduating high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in education.

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These scholarships are available to current paraprofessionals, interested in pursuing teaching that have a bachelor's degree or higher.

This is a $2,500 scholarship available to current paraprofessionals, interested in pursuing teaching, that have an associate degree to attend Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) or Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW)*.

These scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors from the School District of Lee County’s current teaching academy or future teaching academies to attend Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) or Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW).