THE PLAYERS Championship

In 2004, the late Mr. Donald Zell-member of THE PLAYERS Championship Red Coats and longtime supporter of FSCJ – established a scholarship fun to support students in their academic pursuit at FSCJ. Mr. Zell played several instrumental roles in the the College including president of the FCCJ Foundation in the 80s and later was appointed as FSCJ’s Board Chairman of FCCJ in 1990. Sparked by Mr. Zell’s tremendous generosity and dedication to many worth causes throughout our community, THE PLAYERS and the Red Coasts have since made additional contributions to further the impact of the gift, bringing the endowment to more than $1.5 million. Created to afford promising students the ability to enroll and continue in an associate or baccalaureate program of study at FSCJ, this fund provides much-needed financial support to students who express significant need and, thanks to the tremendous generosity of THE PLAYERS and the Red Coats, will continue to do so in perpetuity.

Because of this generous gift alone, 244 students have received vital scholarship support since its inception. FSCJ is honored and humbled to partner with the many supporters like THE PLAYERS and the Red Coats who believe in our mission and generously contribute to the success of our deserving students.

“This scholarship takes so much of the burden off of a student like myself who otherwise would have to make the choice between paying for higher education or supporting a family.”
LaToya Freeman
Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology Management

“This scholarship has allowed me to remain in school and also keep a roof over my childrens’ heads.”
Nicole Parker
Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management

“This scholarship takes a huge burden off me. I honestly wouldn’t be able to finish my degree without it.”
Stephanie Kerr
Associate in Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management

“I would like to thank the scholarship committee for helping to make my and my fellow students’ dreams come true. If I can make a difference in at least one person’s life like they have done for me, my journey will have been well worth the effort.”
Kristina Fox
Bachelor of Science in Human Services

FSCJ is honored and humbled to partner with the many supporters like THE PLAYERS and the Red Coats who believe in our mission and generously contribute to the success of our worthy students.