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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



Uniting Together to Provide Access to and Successful Completion of a University Education.

Student Support Services, a Federal TRIO Program, is an educational opportunity outreach program designed to motivate and support college students from disadvantaged backgrounds.  It provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of their post-secondary education. 

College Reach Out Program is a State of Florida grant-funded program designed to prepare middle and high school students to successfully pursue and complete a post-secondary education. The program targets future first-generation college students currently in grades 6 through 12. The program also motivates students to develop basic learning skills, strengthen parent and student understanding of the benefits of postsecondary education, and foster personal and career development through supplemental instruction.

Public Schools Enrichment Partnership/Scholars Program was founded in 1989 by former Fort Myers High School junior, Christian Duffus, as a way to promote and reward academic achievement among minority students.  Scholars Program has expanded to embrace minority and “at-risk” students at elementary, middle, and high school levels.  Membership is open to all students who embrace the Scholars Program philosophy and ideas of academic excellence, leadership, service, and citizenship.