Florida Pre-Paid Scholarships Program

Application Deadline:
November 2, 2018

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The Education Foundation of Sarasota County is looking for high school juniors (Class of 2020) who are currently attending North Port High School or Riverview High School in Sarasota County, Florida and are participating in Career Technical Education (CTE) courses that include early childhood education, nursing, engineering or business-related tracks who also aspire to obtain a college degree or certificate in Florida with an entrepreneurship focus.

As participants in the In-Demand Careers Scholars program, students will have the opportunity to work with a supportive advocate, receive weekly college and career preparation programming through our Student Success Centers, and earn a Florida Prepaid 2-year state college scholarship. This scholarship covers tuition for two years at a Florida state public college.

This program is made possible with matching funds provided by Florida Prepaid College Foundation. Students with good grades, attendance and behavior who also aspire to obtain a college degree or certificate in Florida with an entrepreneurship focus are encouraged to apply.

 

Students brought into the In-Demand Careers Scholars program commit to:

    • Stay drug and crime-free
    • Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and a “C” or above in all courses
    • Attend school regularly
    • Exhibit good behavior in and out of school
    • Volunteer and become involved in the community
    • Participate weekly in the Student Success Center College, Career & Life Readiness program during 11th & 12th grade (including summer and winter break)
    • Pursue a college degree that includes a technical certificate, AS, or college minor in entrepreneurship at a technical college, state college or university in Florida
    • Maintain frequent communication with the Education Foundation of Sarasota County Scholarship Manager through college graduation, which includes sending transcripts every semester and completing the FAFSA annually.The eligibility criteria for the program are enclosed, along with the application. Please pay special attention to the supporting documents that are required with the application
The eligibility criteria for the program are in the document above, along with the application. Please pay special attention to the supporting documents that are required with the application.

Return the completed application packet by Friday, November 2, 2018 by email to sburke@edfoundationsrq.org or by mail to:

Education Foundation of Sarasota County
1960 Landings Blvd
Suite 120
Sarasota, Florida 34231