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)*.