FGCU Administers $30 Million in Scholarships Every Year.

Scholarships are awarded based on various criteria, including but not limited to leadership, merit and academic achievement and financial need.

FGCU Foundation Scholarships

All prospective and current students should apply. Application available between October 1st. and May 1st. Priority given if submitted by March 1st. FGCU University Identification Number (UIN) required to apply.

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Office of Adaptive Services

Adaptive Services promotes diversity and self-advocacy, and stresses the importance of learned knowledge and service to the community. Scholarship information can be found on our Resources and References webpage.

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Southern Scholarship Foundation

Through rent-free housing and cooperative living, Southern Scholarship Foundation supports college students who lack financial resources, demonstrate excellent academic merit, and exemplify good character.

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Community Foundation Scholarships

International Student Scholarship Opportunities

Jennifer Thrower

After a 12-year hiatus, she returned to school and made it work. A scholarship helped her do it.

Rebecca Paul

Outstanding academic performance in high school landed her a prestigious all-inclusive Jubilee Scholarship.

Sesar Lorenzo Valle

While striving as a construction management major.  He earned scholarships to help him along the way.


Our Location

Office of Scholarships
(Enrollment Services Center)
McTarnaghan Hall
10501 FGCU Blvd. South
Fort Myers, FL 33965
Hours | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
239-590-7920 | Contact Us

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Outside (External) Scholarships

An outside scholarship is any scholarship not awarded by the government or the school, such as a scholarship provided by a private sector company, philanthropist or foundation. All students are encouraged to apply for outside scholarships. We’ve found that students have the greatest success when seeking scholarships from organizations they already know. We recommend you start your search by finding out what scholarships may be offered by:

  • Your high school
  • Clubs or organizations where you are a member
  • Your employer or that of your parent(s) 
  • Other local opportunities in your area (competitions, essay projects, etc.)

Once you've investigated local opportunities, you can expand your search to the web. Listed below are several links to websites where you can learn about and apply for various outside scholarship opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need to report my scholarships from private donors?

  • How will outside scholarships affect my financial aid package?

  • My scholarship donor needs enrollment verification. What do I do?

  • Who do I contact if my scholarship provider has requested a billing invoice?

  • Where do I send a scholarship check?

  • I have a check made payable to both me and FGCU. What should I do?

  • How are awards applied to my account?

  • How will I know when my check has arrived?