The Will Paul Bateman Scholarship – Foundation Grants – Wells Fargo

The Will Paul Bateman Scholarship

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Supports scholarship programs at colleges and universities in Florida for worthy students in need of financial assistance.

Application deadlines

August 1

Program areas


Program limitations

Grants are made only to qualifying colleges and universities in the State of Florida for scholarships.

States served


Geographic limitations

Limited to colleges and/or universities in the State of Florida.


Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Grants are awarded to colleges and universities in the State of Florida for the purpose of providing annual scholarships for students deemed worthy to receive a higher education and who without such financial assistance would be unable to pursue studies in a college or university. Each scholarship shall be known and designated by the college or university as “The Will Paul Bateman Scholarship.”


  • To be eligible, organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.

Average giving

Average grant size: $5,000 to $10,000
Average number of grants per year: 3-5
Average total giving per year: $26,000

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round.  Applications must be submitted by August 1 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting that occurs in August.


Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission.

Required agreements and reports

Except as otherwise specified when a grant is awarded, a progress report must be submitted within 6 months after receiving the funds.

About the Foundation

The Will Paul Bateman Scholarship was created under the Last Will and Testament of Will Paul Batemen dated June 18, 1957. Mr. Bateman was a resident of Dade County, FL. It was his desire to provide financial assistance to worthy students who would otherwise be unable to pursue studies at a college or university.