Since 1993, Edison State College’s Project HOPE (Help One Person Excel) has contributed to student success in Southwest Florida by providing graduation incentives to students who are at risk for not continuing their education due to financial or family reasons.
The Project HOPE Readiness Program targets 8th grade students who are recommended by school principals and counselors. Participants attend a series of college preparatory workshops and support activities, and those successfully completing the program may apply for a Project HOPE scholarship in their senior year.
The Project HOPE Scholarship Program awards full tuition and book scholarships to first generation in college students and provides a campus support system to bolster their success. HOPE Scholars must be U.S. Citizens, enroll in 12 credit hours, maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA, complete the College Success Skills class, and participate in social, educational and community services activities.
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For more information about the HOPE Scholarship, contact the Collier Campus Advising Office at (239) 732-3703.