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Mr. Jimmy Myers

Maureen Jenny

Linda Cento

Office of Equity and Diversity
Florida Gulf Coast University
Ben Hill Griffin Hall, Suite 154
10501 FGCU Boulevard, South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965-6565

Phone: 239-590-1297 or TTY: 711
Fax: 239-590-7407

Grant-In-Aid Program



Florida Gulf Coast University Office of Equity and Diversity
Grant-in-Aid Educational Leave Program


The Grant-in-Aid Educational Leave (GIA) Program is an annual initiative which provides paid educational leave to eligible employees pursuing programs of study toward enhancement and growth in their current and/or future job responsibilities.

Who is eligible?
Permanent or continuing full-time employees having two years satisfactory performance at FGCU prior to August 7th of the academic year in which the grant will be awarded, and who are pursuing programs of study toward an Associate, Bachelor, Masters or Doctoral degree from an accredited institution.

Please contact Linda Cento at 239-590-7405 or via email at for more information.