The mission of The Rotary Club of Naples Learn2Earn Scholarship Program is to guide and provide resources to local residents, with financial need, seeking vocational-technical, occupational training or associate degree education. They are unlikely to be aware, are underserved and unrecognized, and they demonstrate great potential for completing their selected program.

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Founded by and a program of The Rotary Club of Naples, the Learn2Earn (L2E)  Scholarship Program began in 2014 as the visionary evolution of the Rotary Club’s decade’s old Scholarship efforts.

The Learn2Earn Scholarship Program gives priority to students pursuing trade, occupational and technical certifications and associate degrees. Our program’s primary objective is to support students who will live and work locally.

We also place a high priority on students pursuing post-high school education that provides skills development and experiences that lead quickly to the student’s employment upon completion of the program. 


With support from administrators and counselors at area high schools, we made the decision to step in to help the students prepare for after-high school life. That experience led to the formation of our “Success Coach” program for our scholarship recipients.

To ensure the targeted high school students are prepared for post-high school skills training and education we have now in place our High School Prep Program which currently targets and guides junior and senior high school students to complete the necessary tasks.

The Learn2Earn Scholarship Program places a strong emphasis on individuals pursuing skills training that leads to employment in Southwest Florida.  In some circumstances, L2E may support a student pursuing training and education in a program that quickly leads to employment. 


Our goal is to achieve measurable results that demonstrate that the majority of the young adults receiving a Learn2Earn Scholarship benefit our community long term by becoming a permanent part of the local skilled and professional services work force.

“I can’t begin to thank you enough for your support in my career path. With your help, I am going to learn so much more than I could even imagine. Thank you so much for your support. I am very excited to work with you and hope to exceed your expectations for me.”

The Learn2Earn Scholarship Program partners with The Collier County Scholarship Connector, which allows elementary school students, high school seniors, college students, graduate students, and returning adults throughout Collier County to apply for more than 100 scholarship awards online with one general application. Learn more>