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Harold P. Bovenkerk Scholarship for Engineering and Natural Sciences
|Seniors in Collier County have the opportunity to apply for more than $800,000 in scholarship money. CCPS is proud to share a scholarship endowment that will provide approximately $800 million in scholarships to graduating seniors from Collier County that have demonstrated excellence in advanced math, science, or engineering and plan to pursue a four-year college degree in one of these fields.
|The late Harold (Hal) P. Bovenkerk changed the world through innovation and his generosity will continue to impact generations of local students. A 46-year employee of General Electric (GE), Mr. Bovenkerk retired in Naples after playing a key role in developing the synthetic diamond. Working decades on this unprecedented project, he showed determination, innovation, and perseverance—important qualities he exhibited throughout his life. Harold was forever grateful for the opportunities that came his way. He believed people should be self-disciplined, industrious, and positive in their life pursuit. In an effort to continue changing the world through future generations, he decided to leave a legacy gift to benefit and inspire the students of Collier County schools.
|Applications are currently being accepted for the Harold P. Bovenkerk Scholarship for Engineering and Natural Sciences.
|Who Can Apply
|Graduating seniors from Collier County, Florida high schools that have demonstrated excellence in advanced math, science, or engineering and plan to pursue a 4-year college degree in one of these fields. Preference will be given to students accepted at the University of Michigan, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, California Institute of Technology or Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
|Scholarships may be awarded up to a 4-year full-ride amount which can include tuition, room, board, and required academic fees and textbooks or materials. One-time scholarships may also be given and may be renewable for up to 4 years of education based on academic performance (maintaining good standing and 3.0 cumulative college GPA).
|CLICK HERE TO ACCESS APPLICATION
|Applications are due to student’s school counselor by 3:00 on Thursday, February 8, 2024.