External Scholarship Opportunities
Assistance for Single Mothers – Website offers a directory of single mother grants that help with rent, utility bills, child care, education, medication, housing, medical bills, and mortgage, among others.
Community Foundation of Collier County offers a personalized scholarship connector.
FastWeb is your connection to scholarships, colleges, financial aid & more.
FinAid is the smart student guide to financial aid.
GFWC Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs Scholarship Program for Women Returning to Work – The GFWC Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs has a long history in support of education. During the 2012-14 administration, Pat Zazzarino Presidents project was to establish a scholarship program. The goal of the program was twofold. First, it was to raise funds for scholarships. Second, the
scholarships would be awarded to women needing assistance for education to achieve their goals of
becoming self-sufficient through gainful employment.
GFWC Florida will award scholarships to women returning for education to attain these stated goals.
The application and recommendation forms are available on their website: gfwcflorida.org. You can also download an application here. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2023.
Help A Hero – Veterans’ Scholarships – student Veteran resources available, including scholarships.
Joshua L’Heureux Culinary Scholarship – Joshua L’Heureux planned on attending the Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts program. Sadly, he never got that opportunity. On March 14, 2016, Joshua, 22, was killed instantly in a motorcycle accident. His family has raised money for this scholarship that will help Culinary Arts students with tuition, books, or uniforms.
Mechanical One Scholarship – This scholarship is open to students pursuing a certificate in Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R), Plumbing, Electricity, or related program. Students can earn a $2,500 scholarship by submitting a 1500-minimum word essay answering this year’s query found on the website. The submission deadline is Monday, October 16, 2023. For additional information, email Mechanical One at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pro-Tec Scholarship – Pursue Your Educational Goals with Our Plumbing and HVAC Scholarships! At Pro-Tec Plumbing & Air, we take pride in our commitment to develop our local community and the families we serve. As plumbing and HVAC technicians, we realize that we are fortunate to have received education and training that allows us to pursue a lifelong, fulfilling, and challenging career. We are excited that we are now able to pay forward our good fortune to the next generation of individuals wishing to enter these rewarding fields by offering a scholarship for plumbing or HVAC students. We are now accepting applications for these scholarships. These scholarships are open to all Plumbing and HVAC students planning to attend or are currently attending Fort Myers Technical College.
Roger and Deanna Fisher Scholarship – This scholarship is open to students in the Carpentry program. Scholarship applications will be distributed to these students during the application period, and candidates are selected by Mr. and Mrs. Fisher.
Beauty & Wellness Professionals Scholarship – The Beauty Schools Directory team is awarding $2,500 to a student enrolled in or planning to enroll in an eligible beauty or wellness program. Deadlines are always March 1 and September 1. They award $2500 twice each year, and the scholarship will renew in 2023. Apply here. All students, including DACA recipients, who are pursuing a career in the beauty industry, can apply!
External Scholarship Disclaimer:
External scholarships may be available for students who meet the individual criteria set forth by each organization. The school does not make any determinations on external scholarships. All questions pertaining to external scholarships should go directly to the organization from whom the scholarship will be granted. FMTC does not have any affiliation with external scholarship providers. It is the student’s responsibility to communicate directly with external agencies, if needed. All external scholarship applications have different criteria and deadlines, please read the scholarship application carefully.
Internal Scholarship Opportunities
American Veterans Scholarship – This scholarship was donated to FMTC from an anonymous community member with the specific intention of supporting veterans, their spouses, children, and grandchildren. This community member also had a soft spot for those pursuing careers in the carpentry, plumbing, and electricity fields. Please complete an application, and the Scholarship Committee will review your qualifications.
Carol L. Heier Scholarship – Carol L. Heier was a former LPN student at FMTC while she was in her 50’s. Ms. Heier wanted to give back to the nursing community that she loved so much. Ms. Heier set up the Carol L. Heier Scholarship to provide financial assistance to students 50 years of age and older who are currently in any of the Health Science programs. Please come to the financial aid office for an application.
Edwin and Jeanette May Foundation Scholarship – The Edwin and Jeanette May Foundation is committed to ensuring students who may fall on hard times in the middle of a program are able to see their dreams come to fruition. Current students with a grade average of 75% and above (80% for Health Sciences), an attendance percentage above 90%, and a clean discipline record should complete the FMTC Scholarship Application HERE. Those who qualify could earn an amount equal to the cost of their final payment period. There are also funds available to assist students who need extra money for food, gas, or vehicle repairs.
FMTC Merit Scholarship – Are you ineligible for federal financial aid but still need help paying for school? FMTC’s Scholarship Committee will review your application to see if we can help! We are committed to helping all students succeed.
Indian Creek Scholarship – The residents of Indian Creek RV Resort have supported FMTC students for many years. This scholarship is open to students in all programs. Candidates are selected by the FMTC Scholarship Committee once an application is submitted.
Korean War Veterans Chapter 155 Southwest Florida Scholarship – Applicants of this scholarship must be honorably discharged veterans or children/grandchildren of a veteran. They must reside in southwest Florida and agree to have their name, address, and demographic information provided to the chapter upon receipt of the scholarship. This scholarship is open to students in all programs.
Richard Karnes Trust Scholarship – This scholarship is open to students in all programs who have an EFC less than 8,000 (per the FAFSA). Current FMTC students must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress standards and may only receive one scholarship during their tenure at FMTC. The $250 scholarship can be used to cover industry certification fees, books, tools, uniforms, lab fees, and drug testing/fingerprint screening fees for nursing students.
Sharon M. Till Scholarship – This scholarship is open to Practical Nursing students who successfully complete the program and demonstrate a passion for the nursing field. They must have outstanding attendance and demonstrate a financial need that is not covered by other funding sources. See a financial aid specialist for additional details.
Southwest Florida Community Foundation – Nursing Assistant students can apply for this scholarship. Please reach out to a financial aid specialist for details regarding the fees this scholarship will cover.
Vietnam Brotherhood Scholarship – Applications for this scholarship will be distributed to all veteran students on campus. The FMTC Scholarship Committee will select the final candidates.
Women’s Legacy Scholarship – Practical Nursing students can apply for this scholarship to cover Prometric Exams and other fees in the PN program.
Internal scholarships are awarded to students with a demonstrated need and are granted based on funding availability. The scholarship may only be applied to one enrollment term. Eligible students can reapply for the tuition scholarship, in each subsequent term of enrollment, for the duration of one program. Completed applications are to be submitted to the Financial Aid Office for approval. Completing the FAFSA is a requirement for the majority of internal scholarships.