In addition to providing character-education curricula for students in grades 3 through 12, the Uncommon Friends Foundation of Fort Myers, Florida, supports education by administering a number of scholarships. Amounts awarded range from a few hundred dollars to two years of prepaid tuition at a state college. The scholarships include the following:
The Lee County Bar Association Scholarship
Worth $1,000, the Lee County Bar Association Scholarship goes to a student who has entered a program that will lead to a law degree at a Florida college or university. It is awarded in recognition of achievements in high school as well as excellence in mock trial competition.
The Florida Prepaid College Foundation Scholarship
In cooperation with the Florida Prepaid College Foundation, Uncommon Friends offers a two-year scholarship that pays tuition and local fees. The scholarships are awarded to promising ninth-grade students who meet contractual obligations in terms of academic performance, social criteria, and more.
The Future Teacher Scholarship
Students who have matriculated in a program that will lead to an education degree are eligible for Uncommon Friends’ Future Teacher Scholarship, an award of $400.
For full details, or to see the rest of Uncommon Friends’ scholarship opportunities, visit http://www.uncommonfriends.org.