$1.5 Million Annually for Students in Collier County

Attending college or trade school increases opportunity and opens doors.

We help open those doors by giving people a boost for their future
by connecting them to educational opportunities.



One application – more than 80+ scholarship awards. We have scholarships for people from a wide variety of backgrounds, GPA’s, areas of study and levels of education.



Searching for scholarships has never been easier! Scholarship Connector is a centralized search engine that connects local students to numerous local, state, and national scholarships.



Students who have already applied, or who have been awarded, can login to their secure portal to see the status of their scholarship applications, renewals, and awards 24/7.

The Impact of Opened Doors for People Through Education

“I am super grateful and honored. This means I don’t have to worry about adding on to student loans I already have.
When I found out about the scholarship, I cried.”

— Viva Jean, 2018 award recipient

Increasing Opportunities Since 1985

Since establishing our first scholarship, the Collier Community Foundation™ has been the major scholarship provider in the community.

Today, we manage more than $7.4 million in scholarship assets and award more than 180 scholarships annually on behalf of and alongside our generous donors.

There are many ways to get involved with the CCF scholarship program. Whether you are looking to establish your own scholarship fund, contribute to the CCF General Scholarship Fund, or become a scholarship volunteer evaluator … we can help.

Contact Laura Bidireanu, Director of Education/Scholarships, for more information or to get started.

We are happy to assist you with any scholarship questions you might have!

Contact Deb Olson, Scholarship Coordinator, at [email protected] or 239-307-4519


Laura Bidireanu, Director of Education/Scholarships at [email protected] or 239-307-4515