In September of 1982, a meeting was called for the express purpose of forming a non-partisan, non-political, non-profit organization to raise funds to provide scholarships for deserving students who reside in Cape Coral. Attending this meeting was former Mayor Price, Detective Roger Butler, John Crawford, John Thinnes, Jim White, and Lee Blyer. As a result, Articles of Incorporation were drawn up for the Cape Coral Mayors Youth Fund. It was patterned after the President’s Council with the incumbent mayor as Honorary Chairman.
In 1996, we were incorporated, changed our name to the Cape Coral Mayors Scholarship Fund, Inc., and obtained a 501(c)(3) status. With each passing year our organization has grown. In 1983, we provided two scholarships for a total of $500. In 2018, we were able to provide (25) $1,500 scholarships, reflecting the strong participation of previous sponsors, new sponsors, and returning sponsors. Of those 25 in 2018, 3 were scholarships for individuals to enter into a trade, vocational, or technical program which is something we hope to expand on due to the demand of our local community and its workforce needs. To date, it is estimated that the Fund has provided almost $850,000 in scholarships to deserving high school graduates. We are anticipating a very successful 2019 program due to last year's response and the excitement our Fund is generating in the community.
What Is The Cape Coral Mayors Scholarship Fund, Inc.?We are a volunteer, non-profit citizen’s group represented by a 15 member volunteer board of directors along with 8 trustees. All members are citizens who live and/or work in Cape Coral. The Fund is not a part of Cape Coral city government.
To raise funds to give scholarships to Cape Coral students interested in furthering their education based on a combination of scholastic achievement and community involvement. Presently, the focus is on graduating high school seniors residing in Cape Coral.
How Funds Are Raised
1. Annual Awards Banquet participation
2. Advertising sales in the awards program book
3. Donations by corporate and private Benefactors
4. Night at the Theater at the Cultural Park Theater
How Much In Scholarship Monies Are Awarded Annually?
Each year our goal is to award as many $1,500 scholarships as we can to students pursuing a higher education from an accredited vocational institute, accredited trade schools, a two-year or four-year college or university.
Who Is Eligible For A Scholarship?
Any legal resident of Cape Coral interested in continuing his or her education and is a high school senior and not related to a board member of the Cape Coral Mayors Scholarship Fund, Inc., or the Mayor of Cape Coral.
How To Apply
Anyone interested in learning more about the scholarship program or receiving an application should contact his or her school guidance counselor, or write to:
Cape Coral Mayors Scholarship Fund Inc.,
P.O. Box 151999
Cape Coral, FL 33915
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