Shadow Wood Scholarship Program

The Shadow Wood Charitable Foundation scholarship program assists Shadow Wood Country Club and Shadow Wood Community Association employees and their children in the pursuit of continuing their education beyond high school. Annually, the fund provides scholarship grants to several qualified individuals having the ambition and drive to continue their education in pursuit of their dream of a brighter future through education.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be an employee of Shadow Wood Country Club or Shadow Wood Community Association or a child of an eligible employee age 26 or younger.

  • The employee must have completed one year of service in the period preceding the month in which the application is submitted.

  • Must be a high school graduate and demonstrate financial need while pursuing a post-secondary education at a not-for-profit college, university, community college, or an accredited technical or vocational school.

Videos of the scholarship recipients explaining how the program has positively impacted their lives are down below! Click to watch.


2017 scholarship recipients megan and jessica barry

In the video to the right, Megan and Jessica Barry update the community on how their lives have been positively affected since being awarded the scholarship. FSU seniors Megan and Jessica are the twin daughters of Shadow Wood Preserve Dining Room Manager, Becky Gilmore. Megan is studying Environmental Science and Urban Planning, while Jessica is studying Psychology & Child Development.

 
 

2018 scholarship recipient olivia hartline

In the video to the right, scholarship recipient Olivia Hartline tells us what winning the scholarship means to her. Olivia is in her Senior year at the University of Central Florida majoring in Health Sciences. She intends to go on to medical school to become a pediatric orthopedic. Olivia is the stepdaughter of Rob Vinal, Tennis Instructor at Shadow Wood Country Club.

 
 

2018 scholarship recipient christa brooks

In the video to the right, Scholarship recipient Christa Brooks tells us what winning the scholarship means to her. Christa is a student at Florida Southwestern State College who recently made the Dean's List. Upon completing her studies, Christa plans to teach English to elementary and high school students. Her father is Daniel Brooks, South Course Superintendent at Shadow Wood Country Club.

 

2018 scholarship recipient morgan wells

In the video to the left, scholarship recipient Morgan Wells tells us what winning the scholarship means to her. Morgan is a senior at Florida Gulf Coast University. She plans to complete her undergraduate degree in social work then go on to earn her Master's so she can work with patients in health care. Morgan is a Server in the Food & Beverage Department at Shadow Wood Country Club.

 
 

2018 scholarship recipient samantha crisanti

In the video to the left, scholarship recipient Samantha Crisanti tells us what winning the scholarship means to her. Samantha is a student at the University of Florida majoring in Political Science and Economics. She hopes to join the Peace Corps then go on to law school. Samantha is the daughter of Richard Crisanti, Executive Chef at Shadow Wood Country Club.

 
 
 

2019 scholarship recipient lexy cooper

In the video to the left, 2019 Scholarship recipient Lexy Cooper tells us what winning the scholarship means to her. Lexy is a Beverage Cart Attendant at Shadow Wood Country Club. She is enrolled in five courses at Florida Gulf Coast University where she also is a cheerleader for the FGCU Eagles. Lexy is a Junior and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Communication with a career goal of entering the field of broadcasting.

 
 

2019 scholarship recipient charles raffay

In the video to the right, 2019 Scholarship recipient Charles Raffay tells us what winning the scholarship means to him. Charles is an Outside Services Staff Member at Shadow Wood Country Club. He is a full-time student at Florida Gulf Coast University in his Junior year with a major in Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Studies. He is also an Eagle Scout and on the 2018 Dean’s list at FGCU.

 
 

2019 scholarship recipient karli hartmann

In the video to the left, 2019 Scholarship recipient Karli Hartmann tells us what winning the scholarship means to her. Karli is the daughter of Peter Hartmann, Outside Services Supervisor at Shadow Wood Country Club. She has a cumulative weighted GPA of 4.79 and will graduate from Fort Myers High School this year. Karli plans to attend Florida State University leading to a career as a Physician’s Assistant.

 
 
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2019 scholarship recipient david benjamin

In the video to the right 2019 Scholarship recipient David Benjamin tells us what winning the scholarship means to him. David is the Assistant Golf Professional at Shadow Wood Country Club. He is currently pursuing his MBA via the online program by Florida State University while working full time here at Shadow Wood, maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA. David’s career goal is to become the General Manager of a country club. 

 
 

2019 scholarship recipient NICHOLAS PERDUE

In the video to the left, 2019 Scholarship recipient Nicholas Perdue tells us what winning the scholarship means to him. Nick will graduate from Lehigh Senior High School this year, also earning his Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) diploma while in high school. Nick plans to enroll in the Georgia Institute of Technology, pursuing a career in engineering.


CONGRATULATIONS GRADS!

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We are extremely proud to share with you a picture of our first graduates from the Scholarship Program. Megan and Jessica Barry graduated in December 2018 from Florida State University with degrees in Environmental Science/Urban Planning and Psychology/Child Development. Congratulations graduates! We are excited to see what the future has in store for these bright, hard-working young women.