(plate from Mina Edison Society® china collection)

History and Purpose:
The Mina Edison Society® is a network of influential women providing leadership, mentoring and scholarships to students of Florida SouthWestern State College.  It was begun in 2007 by matriarchs of southwest Florida to encourage and model lifelong learning and develop leadership among students in the tradition of Florida SouthWestern State College.  The power of women helping women was the catalyst for its philanthropic efforts.  This legacy continues today as its mission expands to include all qualifying students. 

Scholarship Criteria:
Minimum GPA:  3.25
Degree Seeking Student
Full-time (12 credit minimum)
Outstanding Student with Strong Character and High Ethical Standards
Demonstrated Capacity for Leadership and Community Engagement

Your Support:
Membership dues contribute to the following program elements: student scholarships, a spring membership gathering and a fall community-wide event.  Individual mentoring opportunities will also be made available to students and members as mutual goals and interests are identified among them