Chipola Foundation

Founded in 1980, The Chipola College Foundation, Inc. was chartered as a non-profit organization for the purpose of raising funds to benefit Chipola College and its students.  Individual and corporate gifts can make a real difference in Chipola College and in the future of our community.

Donors may choose to give to the college in an area in which they have a particular interest, such as support of a specific scholarship fund or a professional or technical program. 

Covid-19 and Chipola Foundation Scholarships

If you have questions on the scholarships or on the application process you may email or, and we will email you back or can call you back if you provide a telephone number in the email. Completed scholarship applications that the scholarship lists instruct to be returned to the Chipola College Foundation can either be mailed to: Chipola College Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446. The applications can also be put in the secure drop box outside of the Foundation office front door.

As of June 6, 2020, the only Chipola College Foundation scholarship application that is still being accepted for the Fall 2020 semester is the McLendon Educational Trust Scholarship.  Late applications will be accepted and considered for funding if funds are available.  The application is available on the Chipola College Foundation webpage.

Students who have received scholarship contracts for the Fall 2020 semester can either return the signed contracts and thank you letters to the Chipola Foundation via U.S. mail to 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446 or can return them in the secure drop box outside of the Foundation office front door.

Chipola College Foundation Book Vouchers for Fall 2020

After your registration for the Fall 2020 semester and you confirm that you will not be dropping or adding any classes and your registration is charged to your Chipola Foundation scholarship on MyChipola, if you have remaining scholarship dollars and want to use Foundation scholarship funds toward your Fall semester books, please send an email to request an electronic book voucher to  In the email, request that Foundation staff send a book voucher to the Chipola Bookstore electronically and give your name and Chipola student number.  

For email requests that are received in the foundation office by Thursday, Aug. 6 at noon, students can begin accessing the scholarship funds at Barnes and Noble on Monday, August 10 either online or in person at the Chipola College Bookstore.

Electronic book voucher requests that are received after August 6th will still be sent to the Bookstore.  However, plan for a minimum of two business days lead time before the information will appear in the bookstore accounting system in order to purchase books on the website or in person. With the Chipola Foundation scholarship electronic book voucher, students can order books online through Barnes & Nobles at or in person at the Chipola Bookstore. 

The Chipola College Bookstore will be open for in person service to purchase books, however a limited numbers of students will be admitted at a time. 

If you have questions regarding this process you may email or call the Foundation office, 850-718-2404.


Gifts to the Chipola Foundation are tax-deductible, in accordance with IRS regulations. The Foundation has established the following funds that can benefit greatly from direct gifts:

  • Unrestricted Funds
  • General Scholarship Funds
  • Athletic Scholarship Fund
  • Fine and Performing Arts Fund
  • Specific Academic Programs


Donors can be assured that their gift will be used wisely to enhance the educational experience of students at Chipola College.  Donation checks should be made payable to the Chipola College Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL  32446.  For more information call, 850-718-2404 or email

Memorial Donations

Donations may be given to the Chipola College Foundation in memory of an individual.  Checks should be made payable to the Chipola College Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL  32446.  Please include information with the check outlining the name of the person the memorial is for as well as the name and address of the family member you would like for the Chipola Foundation to notify of your memorial gift.  The Chipola Foundation will send out a notification letter to the family announcing your memorial gift as well as a thank you letter back to the donor for tax purposes.  For more information call, 850-718-2404 or email

If you are a student calling with a scholarship question please contact the Foundation at (850) 718-2445 or email

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