The scholarship will be available to students who are high school seniors or graduates of Lee County Schools and who wish to further their educational pursuits. The scholarship is a one-time gift of $1,000. Students will be considered according to the following priority criteria: Must be from a Lee County School (public or private) - Current seniors, or high school
graduates who have postponed higher education for up to 2 years and are enrolling to begin college during the upcoming year. Student must have had either a family member or volunteered with someone who has dementia.
Applications will be judged and ranked on a point system based on the information provided on the application form. Students shall write a 500-word essay describing their experience or encounter with someone with dementia. Student shall have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0. Applications will be prioritized by a panel of judges that consist of Board & Advisory Council members of the Dubin Center. Student must attend the Annual Board Meeting on May 16th at 5:30pm in Fort Myers. Each application must be typed with pages stapled in the upper left corner. Each application must include information in the following order: 1. A completed application form (minus this one page of instruction). 2. A 500-word essay on your experience with dementia (separate page – no smaller than size 12 font) 3. Signed photo release and current photo of applicant. 4. Supplemental video about their experience with dementia. (Tik Tok, Instagram, YouTube, etc.) Maximum of 3 minutes.
Applicant must get two letters of recommendation (no longer than one page). Letters of recommendation must be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject of the email being the word “scholarship” followed by the last name and first initial of the student applicant by the person writing the recommendation. One recommendation must be non-school related such as an employer, minister, or neighbor. One must be from a teacher, principal or advisor. None may be from a family member. (Recommendation forms are included with the application.) Completed applications must be emailed with the subject of the email being the word “scholarship” followed by the last name and first initial of the student applicant no later than 03/31. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.