Two $10,000 Scholarships to FSW Awarded to Two Lee County Public Schools Students

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The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools (FLCPS) Awarded Two Lee County Students with $10,000 Scholarships to Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW)

Fort Myers, Fla (June 15, 2021) –The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools and Florida Southwestern College surprised two students with a $10,000 Scholarship to FSW. Mariner and Riverdale High had the highest FAFSA completion rate this past school year, which allows them to nominate students for this prestigious scholarship.  The two scholarship recipients were chosen by a selection committee made up of principals, counselors, and staff of the FLCPS.  Both students will be attending FSW in the fall.

“ Thanks to the partnership we enjoy with FSW, two very deserving students will be receiving the gift of a lifetime, a college education”, said Marshall Bower, Esq. The President & CEO of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools.

Skylar Giallombardo, a Senior at Mariner High is a determined and dedicated honor student. She demonstrates a great work ethic and is always prompt, prepared, and willing to go the extra mile. She is an excellent team player who goes above and beyond for anything she is involved in. She is a member, and Vice President, of the National Honor Society of Health Occupational Students of America, received her CNA license through the Medical Academy at Mariner, and volunteers at Cape Coral Hospital.  Skylar will be continuing her studies in the medical field at FSW.

Madison Gribbins, a Senior at Riverdale High is a very involved student who is enrolled in the dual student program at FSW.  She has been a member of the Riverdale cheer team for four years, is an officer for Best Buddies, and has participated in many activities with Riverdale’s special needs students.  Madison works a part-time job to help support her family while maintaining a 4.0-grade point average and volunteering for the local pop warner group as a cheer coach. Madison is excited to be a part of the dental hygiene program at FSW. She looks forward to getting involved and being a Buccaneer.

Pictured: Marshall T. Bower, Esq. President & CEO FLCPS, Jody Walker, Director, Student Financial Aid at FSW,

Madison Gribbins, Madison’s Mom, Principal Scott Cook of Riverdale High

Pictured: Marshall T. Bower, President & CEO of FLCPS, Skylar Giallombardo, Jaime Perez, Senior Financial Aid Officer,

Dr. Thomas Michel, Principal Mariner High

About The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools:

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. is a private, 501(c)3 organization established in 1986. Its mission is to enhance and enrich the quality of public education in Lee County for students and educators through programs, resources, and experiences made possible through corporate, individual, and educational partnerships. The Foundation is a 4 Star rated Platinum organization by Guide Star. Find us online at www.leeschoolfoundation.org, on Twitter @FoundationLCPS, and on Facebook.

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