Grow Your Own Scholarships

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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 employees.

Click on one of the following images below for additional information. Please direct all inquiries to Christine Christensen, Coordinator, Professional Development at (239) 337-8659 or

bachelor degree

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

Associate Degree

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