NJWC Scholarship Fund

The Naples Juniors foremost philanthropic endeavor is our NJWC Scholarship Fund. Each of our annual and ad-hoc fundraisers contribute to The Fund.
Our Committee takes a hands-on roll in delivering the accomplishments of our fundraising efforts as a Club to local high school students who we believe are most deserving based on their academic, extra-curricular, and self-developed accomplishments.
 

THE NAPLES JUNIORS SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
Award applicants are sincerely evaluated on an individual basis by our NJWC Scholarship Committee from information provided by their Naples Juniors Scholarship Application. The Application includes academically-based questions such as course load, GPA, class rank, as well as extra-curricular activities, participation in philanthropic initiatives, desired career path, family situation, financial needs, etc., as well as a personal essay. Weighted as most character-illuminating, the Personal Essays are what compel most decisions for the Committee.
 
The NJWC proudly awards three (3) $2,500 scholarships to local graduating high school students to continue their education.

THE NAPLES JUNIORS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
The Naples Juniors Scholarship Application is posted annually on the Community Foundation of Collier County’s website: http://www.cfcollier.org/students/scholarships/ 

 

NJWC 2021 Scholarship Recipients

ABOUT
Dieulerne
Deceus

She attends Immokalee High School and combines academic excellence with a commitment to her community. She has volunteered 300 hours while maintaining a high GPA and holding a leadership role in Immokalee High's Beta Club. She plans to study medicine, then return home to open her own practice in Immokalee caring for underserved patients

ABOUT
Nicksie
Lordeus

 She is dual enrolled at Florida Southwestern State College and Lorenzo Walker, where she is well on her way to becoming a licensed practical nurse. She also plans to study business. Nicksie has over 300 volunteer hours and is heavily involved in her community; among other things, she is the president of her student government. Her goal is to build a legacy of "generational success."

ABOUT
Julia
Zuercher

Julia attends Gulf Coast High School. An active member of the male-dominated JROTC, she rose the ranks to become Battalion Commander. She is passionate about STEM, particularly computer science, and serves as a role model for younger women seeking a similar path. Julia's career aspirations include serving in the Air Force and/or law enforcement.  

Join the Scholarship Committee

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Dieulerne Deceus headshot
Nicksie Lordeus headshot
Julia Zuercher headshot


As a member of the Committee, you will share in an experience unlike any other NJWC event. The Scholarship Committee not only has the privilege and responsibility to select the award winners from stacks of dynamic and worthy candidates, but also the honor of personally presenting the awards to the girls, meeting their families, receiving and extending hugs of mutual gratitude, and witnessing first hand why we work as hard as we do for our fundraisers throughout the year. I like to think of the Scholarship Committee as the heart of Naples Junior Woman’s Club …
 
Scholarship Committee members will meet several times throughout the year to evaluate the candidates and make the difficult decision of deciding who the three winners will be. 

 

Please click the link below if you are interested in joining this committee  so we can put you in charge with the correct board member
 

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