UPDATE: Nomination deadline is has been extended to May 15, 2020

The Uncommon Friends Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2020 student scholarship awards, which will be awarded to deserving students, veterans, struggling adults, disabled students, and single parents who are pursuing degrees in education, law, technology, health sciences and other studies.

Qualifications require that nominees reside in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, or Hendry Counties, need financial assistance, excel in school and/or their personal lives, and possess high quality character traits. Scholarships vary in application requirements, duration, and financial amounts, while some are to specific schools such as Florida Gulf Coast University, technology institutes, and PACE Center for Girls of Lee County.  

Visit our Scholarship Opportunities page for all the specific scholarships, qualifications and requirements, as well as links to official forms. Nomination requirements include an application form from the nominating organization, a written essay on character, and one or more letters from a sponsor such as a service agency, school counselor, teacher, or principal.

Completed scholarship nominations must be submitted to scholarships@uncommonfriends.org by May 1, 2020. Winners will be announced in by early May and will be honored at the Uncommon Friends Foundation’s annual fundraising and recognition gala to be held on Thursday, November 12, 2020.

Over the past 24 years, the Foundation has awarded over 550 educational scholarships totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars.  All questions regarding scholarships should be directed to scholarships@uncommonfriends.org.

 The Uncommon Friends Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1993 and dedicated to lifelong character building among today’s youth and business leaders. It promotes character education in schools, ethics in the workplace, and preservation of the historic Burroughs Home & Gardens and James Newton Archives. 

Royal Palm Yacht Club Ladies Visit Burroughs Home

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Uncommon Evening 2011

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Champion Teachers

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Business Ethics Award Recipients

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Historic Images

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Honorary Lifetime Membership Winners

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Uncommon Friends Membership Meeting 2011

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Business Ethics Luncheon 2012

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Business Ethics Lunch 2016 at FGCU

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Annual Meeting 2012

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Scholarship Recipients

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Uncommon Evening 2012

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2016 Scholarship Recipients

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Uncommon Evening 2016

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2018 Scholarship Reception

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2018 Reflections on the River Gala

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2019 Business Ethics Luncheon at FGCU

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2019 Uncommon Evening: Pearls of Wisdom

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