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Attention 10th Graders- College and Career Prep Program Application- NOW OPEN!

Champions For Learning 10th grade application | College and Career Prep Program | Students

Champions For Learning would like to encourage students in 10th grade from public or independent high schools, to apply for the Champions For Learning College and Career Preparation Program. This program is provided at no cost to students and families thanks to the generous support of many donors and in particular, thank you for the incredible generosity from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, Naples Children and Education Foundation, Suncoast Credit Union, and the School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program through the State of Florida and Consortium of Florida Education Foundations.

Students are provided with:

  • College and career preparation program in Champions For Learning on-site lab (Summer of 2019 through 2021)
  • Family workshops on college processes such as applications, financial aid and college planning
  • Naviance, a web-based tool that enables students to stay on track with college access tasks as well as ACT and SAT test preparation

Program Eligibility:

  • Current 10th grade student in a public or private school in Collier County (and resident of Collier County
  • Minimum 2.5 unweighted GPA
  • Must satisfy credit requirements to be on pace to graduate in spring of 2021
  • Must have good attendance
  • Exhibit good behavior in and out of school
  • Student must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or an eligible non-citizen
  • Meet the program income eligibility:  Eligibility is limited to households with a combined adjusted gross income for tax filers and earned income for those not required to file a federal tax return of less than $119,915.  2018 taxes preferred, but will accept 2017 taxes.

The deadline to apply for the program is May 8, 2019 and it is a competitive application process.  To download an application, visit