12th Grade

Eligible students have additional scholarship opportunities offered by Champions For Learning in 12th grade. For students not participating in our programs, Champions For Learning provides grade specific checklists and resource guides to assist them and their parents.

Scholarships

Champions For Learning is proud to partner with Suncoast Credit Union to provide the Suncoast Credit Union Scholars Program to deserving students in Collier County. Through enrollment in our College and Career Preparation Program, students are provided with a $2,000 scholarship award. This is a one-year, non-renewable award. Up to five scholarships will be awarded in Collier County. Scholarship funds are to be used for tuition and fees required to enroll full-time and attend an eligible educational institution in Florida in the 24-25 academic year. Scholarship funds may also be used for other direct course-related expenses—such as fees, books, supplies, and equipment—provided they are required of all students in the course of instruction. The scholarship cannot be used for transportation, housing, or dormitory costs. To be eligible for this award, the student must complete the 2024-2025 Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and qualify to receive a Pell Grant (additional income eligibility criteria may be added due to pending changes with the FAFSA this year).

To be eligible to apply for Suncoast Credit Union scholarship opportunity, students must meet the criteria listed below:

  • Student must have completed the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Student must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or an eligible non-citizen.
  • Student must not be a director, employee, or family member of Directors or employees of Suncoast Credit Union, Members Title Company, Members Insurance Services, Members
  • Trust Company or Suncoast Realty Solutions LLC.
  • Student must enroll in an accredited Florida institution.
  • Student must enroll in a 4-year college/university, 2-year college or technical school.
  • Student must be currently attending a public high school, charter school or being home schooled in Collier County.
  • Student must have an overall unweighted grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4-point scale.
  • Student must be a current high school, college bound senior (12th grade student).

Application Opens: December 1, 2023
Application Deadline: February 16, 2023

For assistance or questions regarding applications, please contact Jessica Perez at

The JumpStart scholarship provides graduating seniors with a jump start on their path toward success. Recipients will receive a Florida Prepaid College Foundation scholarship that will cover 30 credit hours at a Florida state college (like Florida SouthWestern State College). The scholarship can be used at any accredited institution in Florida, including technical and vocational colleges. Students also receive support through virtual resources for financial aid, life skills, and personal finance.

To be eligible to apply for JumpStart scholarship opportunity, students must meet the criteria listed below:

  • Student must attend a public high school in Collier County and must be a resident of Collier County.
  • Student must not be receiving a Florida Prepaid College Foundation Scholarship or be the beneficiary of a Florida Prepaid Scholarship Savings Plan.
  • Student must not be eligible for a Florida Bright Futures scholarship.
  • Student must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Student must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Student must be a first-generation college student (neither of your parents/guardians earned a 4-year/bachelor’s degree in the U.S.) or have 2 or more factors checked off from the eligibility list in application
  • Qualify under at least ONE of the options outlined below:
      • Meet Free and Reduced Lunch program / USDA Eligibility (chart below) based on 2022 Taxes with student listed as dependent
      • Have HUD Documentation / or meet HUD Income Eligibility (chart below) based on 2022 Taxes with student listed as dependent
      • Student receives Medicaid from DCF or SSI
      • Student received SNAP or TANF benefits

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Application Opens: TBD *will align with FAFSA application opening date
Application Deadline: First Come, First Served. Applications are reviewed as received.

For assistance or questions regarding applications, please contact Jessica Perez at