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. 

 

Summer 2024 Book Voucher Information: Book Voucher Info Summer 2024 pdf

 

Donations

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 fuquaj@chipola.edu. Credit card donations are also accepted by clicking the Online Donation Form for a secure fund transfer. 

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, or credit card donations are accepted by clicking the Online Donation Form for a secure fund transfer. Please include information with the donation 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 fosterm@chipola.edu.

 

Scholarship Application Process

 

For the upcoming Fall 2024 semester, the scholarship application deadline was June 4, 2024 and the online scholarship application website is now closed.  Please check back here in late October 2024 for any scholarship opportunities for the Spring 2025 semester.  

However, for the Fall 2024 semester the Robert and Kathryn McRae/Rex Lumber Scholarship for the Engineering Technology program and the Tyndall Federal Credit Union Scholarship for Correctional Officer, Law Enforcement or Fire Fighter programs are both still accepting applications.  Please see the External Scholarships tab for the scholarship criteria and link to the applications.   

If you submitted an online scholarship application for the Fall 2024 semster:

Students who are selected to receive a scholarship award will receive an official scholarship award offer email to their Chipola email address. To accept an offered scholarship award, students must click the weblink in the scholarship offer email they receive in their Chipola email inbox and must then read and agree to the terms of their scholarship offer. For any student who does not accept the scholarship award by the acceptance deadline mentioned in the offer email, the Foundation will consider the scholarship declined and the student will not receive the scholarship funds. Scholarship award offer emails will not be sent until July, and the email will include the scholarship acceptance deadline. After accepting the scholarship, students will be asked to complete an online post-acceptance form where they will write a thank you letter to the donor of their scholarship. Once they have accepted the scholarship offer and completed the post-acceptance form, their scholarship funds will be made available to the Chipola Business Office for the purpose of paying toward their tuition and/or books.

 

The Chipola College Foundation is excited to announce that we are now using our new scholarship application website, Chipola Academic Works to accept online scholarship applications. For the 2024-25 school year there were more than 150 different scholarship opportunities available, which will result in several hundred scholarship awards.  The scholarship list for the 2025-2026 school year will be updated and the scholarship application website will open in March 2025.   

To apply for Foundation scholarships, students must have applied for admission to Chipola College and received their student ID number and Chipola email address. Students are encouraged to apply for college admission as soon as possible in order to receive their student ID number and Chipola email address in time to apply for scholarships. To apply for admission to Chipola College, please visit https://www.chipola.edu/admissions/

Below are headings for the various types of scholarships we offer. Please click each heading for information about the scholarships available and the link to their specific page on the Chipola Academic Works website.

To apply for Foundation scholarships on the Chipola Academic Works website, students must have access to a personal computer or cellphone. Students without a personal computer or cell phone can visit the Chipola library to use one of their computers or visit the Foundation Office to use the computer in our student workstation. If a student would like to use the computer in the student workstation at the Foundation Office, please call us at (850) 718-2404 to reserve a time to use the computer. Students who make a reservation to use the computer, should be on time to allow themselves adequate time to complete the application.

Scholarships offered through the Chipola Academic Works website for the Fall 2024 semester had a deadline of June 4, 2024 and the application website is now closed 

 

FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIPS

MCLENDON EDUCATIONAL TRUST SCHOLARSHIP

MCLENDON EDUCATIONAL TRUST EXTENDED SCHOLARSHIP FOR GRADUATING SOPHOMORES

 Specific application instructions will be on the Chipola Academic Works website, but students who have questions while completing the applications, may click Question and Answer link below to see our help page for guidance. If a student has a question that is not on this list, Foundation staff will be happy to help. Please email foundation@chipola.edu or call (850) 718-2404 for assistance.

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