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By Staff | Dec 1, 2020


The Margaret B. Lee Scholarship Fund has been established to support young women from Sanibel or Captiva in their post high school education.

Applicants should be a high school senior who will attend an accredited college or university after graduation or a current college student at such as institution. The applicant must demonstrate financial need.

The scholarship is administered by the P.E.O. Foundation of P.E.O. International, a women’s educational philanthropic organization that grants scholarships to high school graduates of outstanding achievement or of financial need and women continuing their education to earn higher degrees or career certification.

The selection of the recipient will be made by the Sanibel Chapter FV of P.E.O.

The Lee family funds the scholarship in accordance with the wishes of Margaret “Margie,” who passed away in 2019. She was an active member of the Sanibel P.E.O. Morning Stars.

For more information or to apply, contact Jane Ramseth at 239-472-2877.


The Suncoast Schools Credit Union Foundation is partnering with the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools to offer five $2,000 scholarships to high school graduates in the Class of 2021.

Graduates in the union’s 21-county service territory have the opportunity to apply for financial support to continue their education, thanks to a $116,000 investment in scholarships by the foundation.

Applications opened on Nov. 9 and are available until March 26. For information or to apply, visit “Scholarships” under the “Students and Families” tab at leeschoolfoundation.org.

This year’s program represents a continued philosophy of the foundation to support education initiatives and the well-being and potential of children. Since its inception in 1990, the foundation has contributed more than $30 million including more than $2.2 million in scholarships.


The Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s scholarship application process for the 2020-21 school year began on Nov. 9. All scholarships require the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form available at www.fafsa.gov.

Approximately $800,000 in scholarship money is available through more than 100 scholarships for local high-school students, adult learners, undergraduate and graduate students from Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties. Last year, one in four students who applied received a scholarship.

Students can apply at www.floridacommunity.com/scholarships. They may review the scholarships available online, as well as a tutorial about how to create and submit the application. Students may apply for multiple scholarships and have the ability to upload transcripts, a letter of recommendation and the FAFSA Student Aid Report. The application process will close on Jan. 11.

Educators, mentors, parents and students can find resources to complete the FAFSA through the local FAFSA first Website launched by the FutureMakers Coalition at http://fafsafirst.org.