Establishing a Scholarship

Many ways exist to fund a scholarship including gifts of cash, appreciated securities, personal or real properties, bequests, trusts, life insurance policies or retirement funds. The Scholarship Agreement In designing the scholarship, you and the Foundation create an agreement that delineates the criteria for awarding the scholarship. The Foundation encourages you to keep the criteria as broad as possible. The more restrictive the criteria, the more difficult it is to award the scholarship. A sample agreement and an outline of an agreement are available for your review as you plan your scholarship.

Types of Scholarships

Annual Named Scholarships

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

Endowed Scholarships

Require 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 funding for scholarship purposes, but you aren’t ready yet to establish a named scholarship, contributing to an existing scholarship is an opportunity that may fulfill your intention. Simply earmark your contribution for the general scholarship fund.

For more information please contact:

Allison Nash, Associate Director

Scholarship Questions?

Please contact Allison Nash at 941-752-5390 or for more information on SCFF Scholarships.

Allison Nash, Scholarship/Donor Services Manager