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School Fundraiser Surpasses Goal for Financial Aid/Scholarship Support

Published: Jun 04, 2013 10:21 AM EDT

School Fundraiser Surpasses Goal for Financial Aid/Scholarship Support


FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 4, 2013) --- Canterbury School’s annual fundraiser, “Extravaganza,” featured a vintage Pan Am theme Dream Big: The Sky’s the Limit and the planning committee did just that.  The school surpassed its financial goal and raised $164,105 at the gala held last month to support need-based Financial Aid and Scholarships.  The event was attended by more than 300 people, and was presented by FineMark Bank and held at the ACI Hangar at Page Field.

                More than 25 percent of Canterbury students receive some form of need-based merit scholarship and/or financial aid support.  This year, Canterbury is providing nearly $1.5 million in financial assistance to local students.  The school adheres to the National Association of Independent School’s Principles of Good Practice for Financial Aid in its granting processes.

                In addition, students of promise can apply for need-based Merit Scholarship opportunities for students entering 6th and 9th grades.  The students must apply and meet certain academic requirements, demonstrate leadership qualities and take a qualifying test at Canterbury School.

Canterbury School, a private, independent PreK3 – 12th grade college preparatory school in Fort Myers, was founded in 1964 and has an enrollment of 615. The school is dedicated to academic excellence within a caring and supportive community emphasizing character, leadership and service.

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