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Scholars Program

Scholars Program

Scholars Program
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Scholars Program
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd. South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565

McTarnaghan Hall, Room 202
Phone:  (239) 590-7834
Fax:  (239) 590-7947

History of Scholars Program


The Scholars Program, the brainchild of Fort Myers High School junior, Christian Duffus, began in 1989 as a way to promote and reward academic achievement among minority students.  With support from the principal, and the dedication of its first faculty advisor, Mrs. Alberta Allen, the program was launched.

The Scholars Program has since expanded to embrace all students at elementary (beginning in 4th grade), middle, and high school levels who embrace the Scholars’ Program philosophy and ideals of academic excellence, leadership, service and citizenship.