(PRWEB) January 19, 2016
Class of 2016 high school graduates in Suncoast Credit Union’s 17-county service territory have the opportunity to apply for financial support to continue their education, thanks to a $100,000 investment in scholarships by the Tampa-based credit union’s Foundation.
The application and award process will be managed by school district-wide local education foundations through a partnership between the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation and the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF). Students can visit http://www.educationfoundationsfl.org and click on the Suncoast Credit Union Scholars tab to learn about how to apply in their community.
This year’s Suncoast Credit Union Scholars program represents a continued philosophy of the foundation to support education initiatives and the well-being and potential of children. Since its inception in 1990, the Foundation has contributed more than $13 million including more than 550 student scholarships valued at nearly $1 million.
“We believe the best way we can build better communities is by investing in education and health-related initiatives for children,” said Cindy Helton, Suncoast foundation representative. “Through the Suncoast Credit Union Scholars program, we have the opportunity to invest in individual human potential, which is particularly rewarding.”
About the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF):
The CFEF is the membership organization for Florida’s school district-wide local education foundations. Established in 1987, the CFEF seeks to advance student achievement in Florida by increasing private sector investment and involvement in public education. The CFEF now has 61 member foundations with 1,100 business and community leaders serving as volunteer board members. Collectively, they raise more than $45 million annually to support students, teachers and schools through a variety of programs. The CFEF has provided more than $30 million to local education foundations since 2001 through various private- and public-sector partnerships, including the State of Florida School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program.