FGCU Announces March 15 Deadline for Students to Apply for $650,000 in Scholarships to be Awarded in 2005-2006
FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University and the FGCU Foundation Inc. invite current, transfer and prospective students to apply online by Tuesday, March 15 for $650,000 in scholarships to be awarded for the 2005-2006 academic year.
"Only those students who complete the application by March 15 will be considered for Foundation scholarships," senior director of Advancement Judie Cassidy said.
"This is a 10-minute application that asks questions about the student's goals and challenges. One need not be in dire straits or a straight-A student to receive these scholarships. Some are based on residency alone, some on major, some on personal characteristics of the students," Cassidy said.
Students who received a Foundation scholarship in academic year 2004-2005 must re-apply to be considered for 2005-2006.
Last year, the FGCU Foundation awarded 348 scholarships totaling more than $368,000.
Current and prospective students can view a list of available scholarships at http://www.fgcu.edu/foundation/s.asp
The online application can be completed at
In addition, students may apply online for need-based grants or loans by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at: www.fafsa.ed.gov
For more information, contact Cassidy at (239) 590-1058.