Establishing a Scholarship

There are multiple ways to fund a scholarship, including gifts of cash, appreciated securities, personal or real properties, bequests, trusts, life insurance policies or retirement funds. A Scholarship Agreement will be created between you and the Foundation, outlining your criteria for awarding the scholarship. The Foundation encourages you to keep the criteria as broad as possible. A sample agreement and an outline of suggested criteria are available for your review. Contact us today to begin our partnership changing students’ lives!


Types of Scholarships

Annual Named Scholarships

Requires an annual contribution – suggested $1,000.00 minimum – which will be awarded to students on an annual basis per your specifications.

Endowed Scholarships

Requires a minimum contribution of $25,000.00 and may be paid over a period of five years.

Give to an Existing Scholarship

If you are interested in providing scholarship funding but aren’t ready to establish a named scholarship, contributing to an existing scholarship is an easy way to fulfill your intentions. Simply earmark your contribution to the general scholarship fund.

Scholarship Questions?

Please contact Lori Stephens Tomlinson at 941-752-5108 or for more information on establishing or supporting an SCF Foundation Scholarship.