The Edison Foundation assists the College in providing academic as well as need-based scholarships. The Foundation is a charitable, non-profit corporation that provides a venue for individuals, organizations, business and industry to contribute to the College. Active scholarships supported by the Foundation are listed in the college catalog. You may apply for scholarship assistance by completing the Edison State College Scholarship Application which can be found on-line. We strongly recommend that you also complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as many of the scholarships offered are based in part on financial need.
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The Foundation is a not-for-profit, IRS 501(c)(3) corporation chartered under Florida Statutes to serve as a direct-support organization of Edison State College. The Foundation accepts gifts in support of the activities directly related to the mission of Edison State College, including cash, property, securities, bequests, trusts, and life income arrangements.
The Foundation promotes higher education in general and specifically encourages the advancement of teaching and instructional services, student scholarships, and support of the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Because of Foundation donors, hundreds of lives have been changed through education. Donor gifts provide scholarships to students who would never be able to attend college otherwise. The quality of instruction is constantly improved through gifts that help to upgrade laboratory and computer equipment and to provide for updated learning resources and instructional technology. The Foundation is guided by a 25-member Board of Directors, composed of business and community leaders who are vitally interested in higher education in Southwest Florida. District offices for the Foundation are located in Building I, Room 228 of the Lee County Campus.
Edison State College offers a variety of institutional scholarships to students based on academic status and/or financial need.