ABOUT PROJECT SCHOLARS
Project Scholars is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Clermont, Florida, whose mission is to "Nurture Dreams through Education." Project Scholars each spring awards four-year scholarships, worth $10,000 each, to four deserving south Lake County students. The organization is overseen by a volunteer board of directors made up of leaders from the South Lake community. The organization also includes volunteer opportunities to serve on the Scholarship Committee and to help at the annual Pig on the Pond Community Festival that funds our scholarships.
ABOUT OUR SCHOLARSHIPS
Project Scholars each spring awards four-year scholarships, worth up to $10,000 each, to four deserving south Lake County students. One of the scholarships is earmarked for students who plan to start their college journey at Valencia College. The other three are eligible for any college, university or certified technical-training program.
One of the four scholarships is titled the Cheryl Fishel Memorial Scholarship to honor a beloved, longtime Pig on the Pond Festival event manager. This scholarship additionally recognizes the student with the most community service.
The scholarship application period is open between December 1 and March 1. Graduating seniors, who live within the boundaries of East Ridge High, Lake Minneola High and South Lake High can apply through the scholarship portal managed by the Community Foundation of South Lake.