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Office of Community Outreach
Howard Hall, Suite 217
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Boulevard, South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565 

Office Hours:
Monday: Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: (239) 590-1258
Fax: (239) 590-1272



Programs and Activities

Each program/activity listed below has been strategically developed to achieve the goals of the Office of Community Outreach.

Campus Visits – We serve as hosts for campus visits for individuals, families, and community organizations. Campus visits provide an opportunity for community members to see our institution and spend time with students, faculty, and staff. The visits also expose participants to various areas of the University and builds on ways they can get involved or obtain resources.

Monthly Workshops – The workshops assist Florida Gulf Coast University students with their educational and developmental needs. The workshops also equip students with the skills needed to build their academic status. Workshops are collaborative efforts with other University departments and community agencies, example include financial aid, counseling services, service learning, etc.

Community Fairs and Events – Community fairs and events provide the necessary link for Florida Gulf Coast University to be involved with the community directly and to foster partnerships to share resources and knowledge. Community fairs and events also provide opportunities to promote Florida Gulf Coast University to potential students, employees, and partners.

Mentoring – Mentoring opportunities are set up for students from underserved or underrepresented populations. Mentoring relationships are fostered by pairing students with faculty or staff to assist those students in setting goals and building character all in hopes of increasing retention rates and student population.

College Summits – College summits allow the University to go into the communities and to assist students and families navigating through the college application and financial aid process. Students receive group and one-on-one assistance with college entrance, financial aid, and scholarship applications. Students also gain knowledge on campus life and available resources.

Scholarship Opportunities

Please contact the office for deadlines and criteria

The HOPE AdvancED Scholarship presents qualified Edison State College Project HOPE graduates with the opportunity to transfer to Florida Gulf Coast University, continue their education, and graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree. FGCU has agreed to offer a scholarship to qualified Edison College Project HOPE Graduates up to 60 credit hours. Eligible candidates must have received their Associate in Arts Degree or an Associate in Science Degree from a program that has an articulation agreement with FGCU and have financial need.

Eagle Transfer Scholarship
The Eagle Transfer Scholarship, formerly known as the Community College Transfer Scholarship, is a competitive program, for qualified minority (Alaskan Native, Native American, Asian, African American (Black), Hispanic, and Pacific Islander) Florida residents, which is awarded on the basis of financial need and/or academic merit, and other select criteria. You must adhere to the application guidelines in order to qualify for full consideration.

Community Collaborations

Partnerships with these and other organizations:

  • Blanchard House Museum
  • Dunbar Community
  • Edison State College – Project HOPE
  • Guadelupe Center
  • Immokalee Foundation, Inc.
  • Moore Haven High School Scholarship Organization
  • Nations Association Charities
  • Quality Life Center of Southwest Florida
  • Take Stock in Children – Naples
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