Welcome to the Sawgrass Foundation scholarship site. We want to be sure that you are aware that our Foundation is designed to be able to provide scholarships to Staff or members of their direct families for those wishing to improve themselves through education.
As managers and supervisors we ask that you remember our Foundation as a support option when you are discussing development opportunities with your staff or if any of them approach you about their aspirations for personal growth.
Many, if not most, people have a dream of improving themselves with new knowledge, new skills, or even higher degrees that can improve their position within their chosen field, or even open new doors to a different life that requires a higher educational level. As leaders, helping your staff to achieve their goals is part of the way you motivate and retain your employees.
We will be approaching you periodically to see if you know of any staff interested in pursuing further education. When staff submit scholarship applications, you will be notified via email to complete the Department Manager recommendation form. Thank you for your loyal support of the staff and our Foundation.
You should also be aware that we have the possibility of providing Mentors to staff to help discuss with them about the scholarship opportunities and perhaps put together an educational development plan. If you feel that one of your people would benefit from this let us know by completing a Mentor request together with the staff person or family member.
There is more information in the Program Overview section about eligibility, timing, approvals, limitations, and requirements upon completion of the course. If it proves difficult to navigate through all this, you can contact us and we will answer your questions.
Thanks again. Together we can make SGCC a really exceptional place to work.