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Thank you so much for joining us at Wise & Witty Women and Many Magnificent Men
to support Polk State students!

Were you inspired by Polk State student Febie-Anna Joseph’s story today?
The Polk State College Foundation Board of Directors and Team welcomes you to contribute to hers and her fellow students’ soaring success by showing Polk State some


PROMOTE – Spread the positive word about Polk State’s excellent, accessible, affordable education as a College of first choice. Share the good works of the Foundation and the transformational difference it makes in the lives of students because of the support at all levels of individual philanthropists, companies, organizations and foundations. We welcome you to share our positive news by your favorite form of communication.

DONATE – Make a donation at your comfort level to an area of the college for which you are most passionate. Every dollar donated to the Foundation makes a profound difference and is so greatly appreciated.

Emergency Scholarships – Always a top priority of student need is for emergency scholarships – when life’s unanticipated speed bumps threaten a student’s ability to remain enrolled. These scholarships are a small hand up that allows recipients to continue toward their degree.

Bachelor’s Degrees in Education Scholarships – The Polk State Foundation is emphasizing support for scholarships of the College’s award-winning early childhood and elementary education bachelor’s degree programs. The College is proud of the STEM curriculum that’s part of these programs that provides future teachers with the knowledge and tools to ignite STEM interest in children. We are equally proud of ELITE – Leaders in Teacher Education – a partnership between the College and School Board that will allow students to earn their associates degree in high school and seamlessly transition into the baccalaureate program. Most of us were profoundly impacted by a teacher who helped to shape our destiny, and scholarships for education majors will help these important students to graduate debt free and laser focus on our youth, our future.

Opportunities to help advance the College and Foundation missions abound, with several other examples including: scholarships for particular majors, the arts, athletics, first generation in college students, and graduates of designated high schools. Donations can also propel Polk State through philanthropic support of programs, technology, and facilities.

ADVOCATE – Communicate with lawmakers about your recognition and support of the importance of needed, earned, and increased funding for education at all levels, but especially for Polk State College and the Florida College System. Particularly at times when you learn of a community appeal from Polk State, when state funding is being threatened to be decreased or eliminated.

We look forward to crossing paths with you again in the very near future!