Boca Grande Art Center 19-20
This scholarship is for a male graduating senior from Manatee or Sarasota counties. Applications can be completed online or mailed to Project Guide Right Foundation, Inc., PO Box 573, Tallevast, FL 34270. Mandatory interviews will take place in early February.
Kappa Alpha Psi 19-20
For first-time-in-college students with demonstrated interest in STEM-related fields and activities throughout high school, who will be pursuing studies in a STEM field. Each award has a total value of $5,000 per year, up to $20,000 over four years of college attendance.
STEM students may apply if they are graduating from these Manatee and Sarasota high schools: Bayshore, Booker, Braden River, Cardinal Mooney, Lakewood Ranch, Manatee, Manatee School for the Arts, Palmetto, Pine View, Riverview, Sarasota, Sarasota Military Academy, Saint Stephen’s Episcopal, Southeast, and Suncoast Polytechnical.
Bradenton-Sarasota Archimedes Scholarship Application – 2020
High school seniors with skills and interests that are musically or technically oriented and related to Florida Folk Music, Florida Folk History, and /or production of materials related to Florida Folklore. Applicant must be attending a Florida school and be a resident of Florida.
Will McLean Foundation Scholarship 19-20
The purpose of this essay contest is to continue Freemasonry’s support of youth in society and to reinforce the belief in the Public-School Systems in our nation. An essay of no less than 1,000 words or more than 1,250 words on the topic of “Why Education is Important” should be submitted. Carefully follow instructions in the link below.
Public Education and Citizenship Statewide Essay P (1)
This academic scholarship is made possible through the Catholic Legacy of Mary Fran Carroll. Through Ms. Carroll’s generous gift to the Foundation, academic scholarships of $3,000 each will be available to residents of Sarasota County, Florida. These educational opportunities will be open to graduating seniors from Catholic, private or public high schools in Sarasota County, Florida who wish to pursue an undergraduate degree in any accredited college or university. Visit website for additional eligibility criteria and to apply.
Peace River Electric Cooperative offers college scholarships to students in their service area. PRECO’s Operation Round Up Scholarship Program will be granting $100,000 in college scholarships this year ( 2-year and 4-year scholarships worth $4,000 and $8,000 respectively).
*Peace River Electric Cooperative members and their dependent children (including legal guardianship) may apply
*Applicant’s permanent legal address must be a home served by PRECO
*Open to graduating high school, homeschool and private school students
The scholarship is open to Sarasota County Public and Alternative High School seniors who have a minimum 2.75 grade point average. The candidate selected will receive $10,000 towards his/her college education ($2,500 per year for up to four years, as long as continuing requirements are attained). The recipient will be selected based on the following criteria: need and academic record, character, and career objectives. The candidate selected will be an individual who:
•Might not be able to pursue higher education and the career of choice without the scholarship;
•Consistently demonstrates outstanding character, attitude and respect for others, integrity, and the ability to overcome challenges.
In addition to completing the attached application, the following items must also be submitted:
1. Copy of high school transcript, including test scores (ACT or SAT);
2. One teacher recommendation, one community member recommendation, (using the forms provided with the application).
3. Letter from the student’s parent(s) and/or guardian explaining any extenuating circumstances and outlining the reasons the student is qualified to receive this award;
4. A copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) that is sent to the student following the filing of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
2020 Wolff Family Scholarship
Applicants must be a resident of Sarasota, Manatee, DeSoto, or Charlotte counties or be a graduating high school senior or graduate of a high school located within one of these four counties. Students must be pursuing or planning to pursue further education at an accredited university, community college, technical school, or certification program.
Students are only required to complete one traditional application to be eligible for any of the scholarships for which they qualify for. Visit website to create a user profile and apply.
The Horizon Award will be awarded to five high school students in the amount of $1,000 for one-time use. In order to be considered as an applicant for the Horizon Award students must be on track to graduate in Spring 2020 from a high school located within one of the SACAC member regions (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or the Caribbean).
Additional information and application can be accessed here
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, Lambda Omicron Omega Chapter and Ivy Foundation, Incorporated® provide funds to advance education for high school single, African American females of Manatee and Sarasota Counties. AKA Ivy Foundation 2020 Scholarship Application
This award is given to a 12th grader (senior) enrolled in a Sarasota County public high school for seeing a need in the community and taking a lead in a responsive action that has benefited the community.
Please see application for additional details.
Through the TeamUP Volunteer & Partnership Council, Freeman Orthodontics offers two Freeman Orthodontics Inspiration Awards of $500. The awards are given to high school seniors enrolled in a Sarasota public school who have inspired others by overcoming unique and challenging circumstances while remaining in school and maintaining or improving their academic achievement.
Please see application for additional details. Freeman_2019-20sg_TK_edits
The purpose of the Dr. Elinor Crawford College Scholarship Fund of Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc. is to recognize and celebrate graduating high school seniors who demonstrate the characteristics of the Girl Scout Mission, Promise and Law, leadership to self and the community, and outstanding academic success. Must be currently registered and active in Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc. and have maintained continuous Girl Scout membership for the past five years. Visit website to review additional eligibility and to apply.
This creative competition supports college-bound high school students pursuing degrees in writing, art and music. Students are encouraged to submit their creative work, which is judged by the awards committee chairpersons. The organization provides approximately $9,000 in annual awards, with awards ranging from $100 to $2,000.
Sarasota and Manatee County high school senior students are eligible. Students may enter in these categories: Letters/Writing, Visual Arts, Music Composition.
In addition to receiving an award, winning students will perform, read or exhibit their winning entries at the Awards luncheon held at Bird Key Yacht Club on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.
The Florida Futures Project is a first of its kind statewide scholarship
competition that invites high school seniors to craft solutions to large-scale
challenges facing the Sunshine State. We dare you to think differently and
challenge the status quo. We categorically reject cynicism and inaction.
Instead, we challenge you to imagine what Florida could be and how your
idea will improve lives in your community and across our state. Our 2019-
2020 essay competition will focus on climate change mitigation and
adaptation. We believe in bold ideas for a brighter future – do you?
Open to graduating high school seniors nationwide planning to enroll in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning in the 2020-2021 school year. Applicant must submit a 550-word essay expressing their academic and professional goals and how their personal experience will help them accomplish those goals. Visit website for more information and to apply.
Matthew Carter Scholarship Application
Matthew Carter Scholarship Program
The Gamma Xi Boulé Matthew Carter Scholarship Program will provide a $16,000 scholarship to the successful scholar with payments of $4,000 a year for four years. This scholarship recognizes outstanding academic performance and community engagement by Sarasota and Manatee County students.
To apply , applicants must be a minority graduating senior planning to attend an accredited Post- Secondary Institution or Trade / Technical School for the 2020 – 2021 school year. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on 4.0 scale. Trade / Technical School applicants must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA on 4.0 scale. Applicants must be U. S. citizens and have demonstrated leadership qualities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities.
The Allamanda Garden Club of North Port, Florida awards annual scholarships to college juniors or seniors in an undergraduate program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, as well as graduate or doctoral students pursuing degrees in horticulture-related fields*. (College sophomores are eligible as they will be entering their junior year the following fall.)
This scholarship is to provide tuition assistance to students attending a college/university anywhere in the United States. Preference will be given to students who are residents of North Port, Port Charlotte, Englewood or Venice, Florida.
In addition, the following guidelines will be considered:
1. A junior or senior in an undergraduate program, graduate or doctoral student at the time of the application
2. Registered as a full-time student and actively pursuing a degree in a horticulture-related field*
3. Excellence in academic and scholastic performance
4. Participation in extracurricular, leadership and research activities relating to horticulture
5. Participation in university and community service
6. Demonstrated commitment to the horticulture science profession and related career fields
7. Related horticultural experiences
Applicants will be judged on the following:
Aptitude in the field of horticulture
2020 Allamanda Garden Club Scholarship Application 2020 Allamanda Garden Club Scholarship Guidelines
The scholarship is offered to provide assistance to applicants interested in clinical health careers that would be utilized in the hospital. Open to graduating Sarasota County seniors with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and who are working toward a specific human health degree. Entire family income must not exceed $50,000. Scholarship awards are renewable every semester and will be paid directly to the student. The amount is to be determined. Scholarship finalists will be interviewed in April.
Six $2,000 scholarships are available for Sarasota or Manatee area high school students planning to attend or already accepted to attend an accredited public or private university, college, community college or technical school OR a student currently enrolled at an accredited public or private university, college, community college or technical school. Scholarships support tuition, textbooks and other course-related fees. Applicants must submit their materials by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020 and be available for a possible interview on Friday, April 24. More details and information available on www.MyRASM.com/scholarships.
Two scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each will be awarded to two Pine View School students enrolling in 1) a pre-college fine arts summer program (only for underclassmen) OR 2) enrolling in an accredited art school, college, or university for the 2020-2021 school year (for seniors). Applicants must submit an application, artist’s statement, and a sample portfolio via this application. Students may also include samples of art through film and/or video mediums. Application deadline is Friday, February 21, 2020.
Caring.com has compiled a list of available scholarships for student caregivers. If you volunteer with seniors, plan on working in a senior-related field, or have personal experience caring for a loved one, please browse the available scholarships.
Eligibility requirements, award amounts, and application deadlines vary. Follow this link to be directed to the list.
Provided by the Bradenton/Sarasota (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, this scholarship recognizes outstanding academic performance and community contributions by Manatee and Sarasota County students.
To apply, applicants must be an African American graduating senior planning to attend an accredited Post-Secondary Institution for the 2020-2019 school year. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must be a US citizen, reside in either Sarasota or Manatee County, and have demonstrated leadership qualities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities.
The Links Incorp. application 2019-20
Open to high school students in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties who meet one or more of the following: Donate blood 3 or more times to SCBB during their senior year, volunteer a minimum of 30 hours with SCBB during their senior year and have a 2.5 GPA or higher.
Multiple scholarships available to Sarasota and Manatee County seniors who will be attending the State College of Florida.
Visit website for additional eligibility and to apply.
The Sarasota Retired Educators Association (SREA) awards scholarships in the amount of $500-$1000 (depending on funds raised), to graduating seniors who wish to become teachers in Florida.
Scholarship recipients may attend any accredited public or private community college, a four‑year college or university, provided that their programs are consistent with the goal of becoming a qualified teacher. The recipient will be expected to teach in a state accredited public or private school in Florida for at least one year, following graduation.
SREA Scholarship App 2019 2020_ SREA Application Letter 2020
The SAR is a historical, educational, and patriotic organization that focuses on the American Revolution. As a part of our educational outreach, the SAR conducts several programs across the country. Some of our most active programs are targeted to our future leaders, our children and those who are educators.
Multiple scholarships/awards are available to qualifying students. Check website for requirements and deadlines.
Multiple Scholarships available to high school seniors who will be attending the Johnson & Wales University. Check website for eligibility requirements and deadlines.
Multiple state scholarships and grants available to qualifying students. Check website for eligibility requirements and deadlines.
The OWC scholarship is available to any young woman receiving a diploma in Sarasota County who meets the criteria of academic excellence, financial need, and school and community involvement. The number and amount of awards will be based on available funds.
10. 2020 OWC SCHOLARSHOP APPLICATION 20199. 2020 Eligibility Requirements_
UNCF manages various scholarship programs and each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation. To apply for a UNCF scholarship, you must apply through the on-line application process. As many of the UNCF scholarships require that the scholarship recipient apply for Federal Student Aid, it is recommended that applicants complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Application is available in the link above. Scholarship open to high school seniors in Sarasota County who are planning to attend a 4-year or 2-year college or university or a technical/vocational school in Florida and can demonstrate financial need. Students must begin postsecondary school in the 2019-20 academic year and use scholarship funds for tuition, institution fees and/or other direct course-related expenses. Student must NOT be directors, employees, or family members of directors or employees of Suncoast Credit Union, Members Title Company, Members Insurance Services, Members Trust Company or Suncoast Realty Solutions LLC.
*Scholarship application portal will be open on 12/1/19.
Selby Scholar Flyer (2019-20)Student must be a permanent resident of Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, or DeSoto Counties, have financial need, 3.0 unweighted GPA, and evidence of personal growth who plans to pursue a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university on a full-time basis.
Access an online application starting 1/1/20. Completed applications due by 3/25/20 5:00 PM.
2020 Scholarship Application_The Five Pearls of Excellence – GRZ Scholarship
The Five Pearls of Excellence in partnership with Gamma Rho Zeta, Scholarship Award is available to public high school graduating seniors, in Manatee and Sarasota County in the state of Florida, planning to enter college/university in the Fall of 2020.
Candidates may also quality for the Nathaniel Brown, Sr. Memorial Scholarship.
Candidates may also qualify for the Juanita Jewels Scholarship.
– Applicants must have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.8 or higher.
– Applicants will be required to attend an interview/orientation session.
– Applicants may be required to attend an Annual Award Ceremony in June of 2020.
– Official transcripts must be mailed to address listed
An acceptance letter must be presented prior to receiving the award. Proof of enrollment into a College or University must be presented to receive scholarship funds if awarded.
Application can be mailed OR completed online at https://forms.gle/T5gx8CysZaQ5x5ni8
Open to Sarasota High, Riverview High and Booker High seniors with at least a 2.5 GPA who have been crime free and demonstrate community involvement, participation in extracurricular school activities, leadership and financial need (FAFSA required). Preference will be given to applicants with sight or hearing disabilities.
Each academic year, the Sarasota Orchid Society awards scholarships of $1,000 to one or more high school seniors or college students from Sarasota or Manatee County with a declared major in the study of horticulture, botany, environmental science, landscape design or other natural science subjects.
Applications will be accepted after 1/1/20
High School seniors from Sarasota and Manatee Counties apply for awards ranging from $100 – $2,000, totaling over $10,000, in the fields of ART, LETTERS (writing) and MUSIC COMPOSITION.
Qualified students attending FAMU, FGCU, FSU, Santa Fe College, Tallahassee Community College, and UF are awarded scholarships in the form of rent-free housing to live in one of twenty-seven furnished scholarship houses that are adjacent to their college campus.
The deadline for Spring consideration is November 1st.
The deadline for Fall consideration is April 1st.
Open to college-bound seniors with a 3.5 GPA or higher who are of Scottish descent or have current Scottish involvement.
Click here to download the PDF.
A $1,000 scholarship, renewable for eight consecutive semesters, may be awarded each summer to a deserving high school senior from Sarasota or Manatee County.
Visit website for additional eligibility requirements and application.
Scholarship is open to all middle school students (enroll in 6th-8th grade) in a Sarasota County Public School, who exhibit positive behavior in and out of school, maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA, have a financial need, and are determined to succeed.
This award is given to a 12th grader (senior) enrolled in a Sarasota County public high school who has seen a need in the community and has created and implemented an original community service project to meet the identified need. Please see application for additional details.
This award is given to a 12th grader (senior) enrolled in a Sarasota County public high school who has seen a need in the community and through volunteer activities and/or an original project has used service through the arts to meet the identified need.
The Walmart Dependent Scholarship – awards scholarships of up to $13,000 that can be used over the course of four academic years. Eligible applicants who complete the online application process will be evaluated based on financial need and academic achievement. *Application Period 2/1/20 – 4/2/20
The Walmart Associate Scholarship – is available to associates (employees) participating in Walmart’s Lifelong Learning Program through American Public University and for associates pursuing a postsecondary education at an institution of higher education that is located in the U.S. and is accredited and listed on the official site of the U.S. Department of Education (http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx). Regardless of whether an associate is enrolled in APU or another accredited institution, eligibility requirements and maximum annual award amounts are the same for all educational institutions. *Application Period 11/1/19 – 11/29/19
Visit website for additional eligibility requirements and to apply.
The scholarships are open to all local area student runners (both track and cross country); students must live in Sarasota county to apply.
2019 – 2020 MTC Scholarship Application
1. Be high school senior and a resident of Sarasota County and have participated in High School Cross Country and/or Track.
2. Be of outstanding character and citizenship.
3. Have an unweighted GPA of at least 3.0.
4. Plan to enroll in a program of study as a full time student (12 hrs minimum) that will lead to a baccalaureate degree.
5. Be an MTC Member and volunteer for at least one MTC event.
Visit website for additional information on how to apply. 2019MTCScholarshipApplication
Open to graduating high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Applicants must be the son or daughter of a U.S. Marine as per the guidelines stated on the application and must meet income guidelines.
Application window opens January 1st of each year and closes on March 1st.
The Military Officers Scholarship Program (MOAS) provides deserving high school seniors a financial jumpstart on their college educations.
Each year, MOAS awards three JROTC scholarships – One per participating high school. Eligible high schools include Booker, Riverview, and Sarasota Military Academy.
Additionally, six merit-based scholarships are open to any graduating senior in the greater Sarasota area.
The MOAS scholarship deadline is March 31st of every year.
The Florida P.E.O. Scholarship provides financial assistance for tuition and fees to qualified women pursing an undergraduate degree at a Florida college or university.
*Must be nominated by a local chapter to apply. Contact Diane Sharp email@example.com Review FAQs for additional information. FL PEO 19-20 (1) (3)
Multiple scholarships and awards available – open to high school seniors planning to pursue an engineering or related science degree. See website for various opportunities and eligibility details.
Scholarship is open to all high school male seniors in public and private high schools located in Sarasota and Manatee Counties with outstanding musical achievement, who plan to attend college and include a course in vocal or instrumental music as part of their curriculum. Up to a total of three scholarships may be awarded ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.
Sarasota Chorus of the Keys Scholarships
Open to north Sarasota County high school students who will attend full time at an accredited college or university with plans to major in a natural science field. Visit website for additional eligibility requirements and to access application.
The scholarships are open to students of Sarasota County. Applicants must be accepted at an accredited Florida College or University, have earned a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, and demonstrate financial need. The Women’s Club is also interested in giving scholarships to students in college who need help to complete their college degrees.
Scholarship requirements: completed application, GPA of 3.0 or higher, High school or college transcripts, letter of recommendation, copy of school acceptance letter.
Download the application here.
Account login website to create GCCF application: https://aim.applyists.net/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2fGCCF Program Key: GCCF
2020-21 GCCF FAQ
The Gulf Coast Italian Culture Society, Inc (CGICS) awards $1,000 merit scholarships every year to selected students that meet the following criteria: full or partial Italian ancestry, scholastic merit, extra curricular school activities, community service, submission of an essay, and recommendation letters. Finalists must also participate in an in-person interview by Scholarship Committee members.
Visit website for additional information.
Gulf Coast Italian Society Culture Society Application Guidelines 2020
Gulf Coast Italian Society Culture Society Scholarship Application 2020
Open to all high school and current college students in Sarasota and Manatee Counties who plan to pursue jazz studies in college. Applications accepted every year from January 1 through April 1. Auditions required.
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Applicants must be graduating high school seniors in the United States who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually is at the discretion of the Foundation and must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study.
See website for additional details and application.
A competitively awarded program which is available to undergraduate students with disabilities enrolled in a State University System of Florida (SUS) institution.
2020-2021 Initial Johnson Scholarship Application_FINAL (1)
SUS Institutions include:
Open to seniors at Booker, North Port, Riverview, Sarasota and Venice High who have a minimum GPA between 2.4 and 2.9 and plan to further their education in a community or four-year college. Brief essay, letter of recommendation and official transcript required. Mail all materials to contact address. Click here to download the application.
Scholarships are available to students majoring in subjects pertaining to the environment, conservation, botany, landscape design, or allied subjects. Award amounts are at the discretion of the Garden Club and generally are in the range of $1,500 to $4,500.
*Application opens 1/1/20
The Lou Komarov Memorial Scholarship is open to 2020 Sarasota County Public and Alternative High School seniors who have a minimum 3.5 grade point average. The student selected will receive $1,500 per year towards his/her college education for up to four years.
Selection criteria includes: financial need, academic record, character and the ability to overcome challenges.
The $1,500 scholarship is renewable provided the recipient maintains a 3.0 grade point average at the college level and continues to demonstrate integrity and character in pursuit of a career. The recipient will be required to submit grade transcripts each year to qualify for the renewal.
Click on the following link to download the application:
Lou Komarov Application 2020
Nationwide competition available through a local Elks Lodge. Legacy Awards are $1,000 scholarships available to children and grandchildren of Elks members. Visit website for detailed eligibility requirements.
Tuition awards are given to talented students in Florida for undergraduate studies in the arts including visual arts, performing arts, creative writing, architecture and related endeavors.
A one-year residency in Florida is required. Awards are based on artistic talent, family need, character academic achievement and appropriate college choice.
Application must include current transcript, three letters recommending the student’s artistic talent, and talent samples for visual and performing applicants.
Fine Arts Society Scholarships_Application_91619
The application is available December 1 and must be completed prior to high school graduation. Eligible students may qualify for one of the following scholarships: Florida Academic Scholars Award (FAS), Florida Medallion Scholars Award (FMS), and Florida Gold Seal CAPE Scholarship (GSC) and the Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholarship (GSV). Check website for each scholarships’ eligibility requirements.
FES offers several scholarship programs for students interested in pursuing careers in engineering. Flyer
To qualify, the applicant must be a Florida resident, a citizen of the United States, and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The Applicant must study agriculture, biology, botany, city planning, conservation, ecology, forestry, horticulture, landscape/architecture design, or related fields. Various scholarships available.
FFGC College Scholarship Application
Those students considering a career in Real Estate or Real Estate related fields will be given special consideration in accordance with the purposes of the Florida Realtors Education Foundation. However, students in any major outside are welcome to apply.
**Application window opens January 2020**
FREF SREA student scholarship info 2019 2020
Open to all Sarasota County graduating high school seniors who wish to become Florida teachers. Applications are submitted to the local Scholarship Chairs, and then forwarded on to FREF for evaluation. Recipients are selected in March with funding that begins in time for the fall term of college. Visit website to review scholarship application and specific requirements.
FSGA Scholars is a scholarship program made possible by the Florida State Golf Association and our Future of Golf Foundation. In the Spring each year, the FSGA selects a minimum of five golfers from the FJT’s graduating class to be awarded a renewable four-year scholarship. Open to Florida high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0, accepted by a college or university, demonstrate financial need, and competed in a minimum of three FSGA or FJT tournaments.
Check website for additional details.
The purpose of Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund is to aid dependents or descendants of workers who were injured or killed in the course and scope of their employment and who received benefits under the Florida Workers’ Compensation Law. In addition, dependents of individuals who primarily work in the operation and/or administration of this same law are eligible to receive scholarships.
Arts for Life! annually awards $1,000 scholarships to 25 graduating high school seniors in Florida who demonstrate excellence in creative writing, dance, drama, music or visual art. Launched by former First Lady Columba Bush in 1999, the program has awarded scholarships to more than 500 gifted high school seniors. Visit website to apply.
Deadline: February 3, 2020.
Open to graduating students based on meeting the criteria of the specific scholarships provided by the DAR National Society. Visit website for list of opportunities https://dar.academicworks.com/ *Deadline 2/15/20*