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Hernando County Education Foundation to Name 3 Suncoast Credit Union Scholars in 2020

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on November 20, 2019

The Suncoast Schools Credit Union Foundation is partnering with the Hernando County Education Foundation to offer three $2,000 scholarship awards to high school graduates in the Class of 2020. 

Class of 2020 high school graduates in Suncoast Credit Union’s 21-county service territory have the opportunity to apply for financial support to continue their education, thanks to a $116,000 investment in scholarships by the Tampa-based credit union’s Foundation.

Applications open November 1, 2019, and are available at

Apply to be one of Three Suncoast Credit Union Scholars to be named in 2020

“We believe the best way we can build better communities is by investing in education and health-related initiatives for children,” said Cindy Helton, Executive Director of the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation.  “Through the Suncoast Credit Union Scholars program, we have the opportunity to invest in individual human potential, which is particularly rewarding.” 

2019’s Suncoast Credit Union Scholars program represents a continued philosophy of the foundation to support education initiatives and the well-being and potential of children.  Since its inception in 1990, the Foundation has contributed more than $22 million including more than 600 student scholarships valued at nearly $1 million. 

About the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF)

The CFEF is the membership organization for Florida’s school district-wide local education foundations.

Established in 1987, the CFEF maximizes the individual and collective strength of Florida local education foundations to support local partners and schools. 

The CFEF has 64 member foundations with 1,100 business and community leaders serving as volunteer board members.  Collectively they raise more than $64 million annually to support students, teachers, and schools through a variety of programs.

The CFEF has provided nearly $46.5 million to local education foundations since 2001 through various private- and public-sector partnerships, including the State of Florida School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program.