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Florida SouthWestern State College offers students hundreds of unique scholarship opportunities! From aspiring nurses and business leaders to fine arts students and working parents, many students find a scholarship to help offset college costs. FSW offers scholarships based on financial need, merit, major of study, and/or other specifications set by donors. Below please find an overview of the many types of scholarships offered along with links to more information.

Application Is Open For 2020-2021 FSW Scholarships!

Students must submit a completed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to FSW to be considered for scholarships. FAFSA school code for all FSW campuses: 001477

One Application for all FSW Scholarships

To be considered for all FSW scholarships, students must:

  1. Apply to FSW
  2. Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  3. Upon admission to FSW, complete the scholarship application.
*If you are a student with a documented disability and need assistance with completing this application, please contact the Office of Adaptive Services at or (239) 432‐7354*

Institutional Scholarships

Institutional scholarships are offered through Florida SouthWestern State College. Some scholarships will require a supplemental application. Click the links below for full details.

Bright Futures

The Florida Department of Education or high school guidance counselors can answer questions about initial eligibility for Bright Futures.

Current or incoming students who are Bright Futures recipients, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (239) 489-9336 or stop by your campus Financial Aid Office for assistance.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities and Resources

Many community partners, organizations, and businesses also offer scholarships to Florida SouthWestern State College students. Click here for details about other scholarship opportunities and resources available to FSW students.

If you are a donor, please consider the following in order to assist in the accurate delivery of outside scholarship funds:

Checks should be mailed to:

Office of Student Financial Aid
8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919

Identifying information to be included when submitting a check:

  • Student’s first and last name
  • Student ID number (if available)
  • Eligible semester(s)

Additional Recommendations

  • Talk to your High School Guidance Counselor about scholarships
  • Talk to organizations you have volunteered for to see if they have any available funding opportunities.
  • If you are working ask if your employer offers tuition reimbursement or any funding toward your education.

With a rich variety of scholarships available, it is important to remember the application processes, requirements, and deadlines may be very different. Most scholarships require students complete and submit an Admissions Application to Florida SouthWestern State College and a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to consideration. The earlier you begin your scholarship research, the more opportunities you will discover.