New SCF Collegiate School Venice Receives Grants from Local Walmart Stores

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(Bradenton, Fla., August 1, 2019) — The State College of Florida Foundation received two grants of $1,000 each from Walmart store #769 in Venice and Walmart store #1874 in Englewood to help with start-up costs for the new State College of Florida Collegiate School (SCFCS) at SCF Venice.

“We are thrilled to support your work in our communities and share your desire to provide local impact,” said Kabir Kumar, senior director, community giving for Walmart. “By receiving this grant, you are part of a long history of Walmart’s commitment to giving back to the communities where we operate.”

SCFCS Venice will launch this fall with an inaugural class of high school juniors. The Sarasota County School Board unanimously approved the application for the new charter school last summer. In its second year, the school will educate both juniors and seniors.

The Collegiate School’s goal is to help students achieve success by offering access to the College’s technology, academic coaching, advising and additional resources. The focus is on showing students how to succeed in a rigorous environment and overcome obstacles to reach their goals. Students at SCFCS Venice can earn a high school diploma and a tuition-free Associate in Arts degree simultaneously.

To learn about additional opportunities to support the Collegiate School or other campaigns at SCF, visit or call 941-752-5390.

About State College of Florida Foundation

SCF Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, supports the mission of State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota. The Foundation raises funds and acts as an ambassador for SCF’s students, donors and alumni. The Foundation gives out more than $1 million in student scholarships annually and provides financial support for programs, faculty, technology, equipment and capital for the College. For more information, visit or call 941-752-5390.

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