Organization Scholarship Deadline Apply Now Award Type Minimum GPA Description
Organization Scholarship Deadline Apply Now Award Type Minimum GPA Description
Florida State Society: Daughters of the American Revolution Women in the Trades Scholarship 04/01/19 Apply Online gender, major

FSSDAR is awarding one-time scholarships to women pursuing careers in non-traditional female trade vocations, such as construction, manufacturing, welding, plumbing, electrical, HVAC or another trade occupation considered non-traditionally female. Applicant must be a Female pursuing a career in a non-traditional female trade vocation, a U.S. Citizen, and a Florida resident.

To apply, submit an application with supporting documents and an essay describing your journey and decision to pursue this career path. Applications will be taken until April 1, 2019. Award amounts will vary based on individual needs and available funds. Email your completed application packet or additional questions to Patti Freeburg at

Click here to download the application

State College of Florida State College of Florida Scholarships Apply Online

Multiple scholarships available to Sarasota and Manatee County seniors, who will be attending the State College of Florida.

Check website for additional eligibility and deadline details.

Sarasota Retired Educators Association Sarasota Retired Educators Scholarship 01/18/19 Apply Online 1000

Open to all Sarasota County high schools. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior, have financial need, and demonstrate potential for effectiveness as a future teacher.

Applications will be distributed to guidance offices in October. Application also available in PDF format through website link.

Florida Sons of the American Revolution Scholarships Apply Online

Multiple scholarships available to qualifying students. Check website for requirements and deadlines.

Johnson & Wales University Johnson & Wales University Scholarships Apply Online

Multiple Scholarships available to high school seniors who will b e attending the Johnson & Wales University.  Check website for eligibility requirements and deadlines.


Florida Department of Education Florida Student Scholarship Programs Apply Online

Multiple scholarships available to qualifying students. Check website for eligibility requirements and deadlines.

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Coca-Cola Scholars Program 10/31/18 Apply Online

Open to current high school seniors who are planning to pursue a degree at an accredited US post-secondary institution. Check website for additional requirements. Deadline: October 31, 2018.

American Legion American Legion Scholarships varies Apply Online

Multiple scholarships available to qualifying students. Check website for applications and deadlines.

The Oaks Womens Club (OWC) The Oaks Womens Club Scholarship 01/30/19 Apply Online

Open to all female students who will receive a diploma from a Sarasota County high school in 2019. GPA minimum: 3.0.

Application opens in November 2018 and closes on January 30th, 2019.

Women's Sports Museum Women’s Sports Museum Outstanding Female Athlete Scholarship 09/14/18 Apply Online 2000 Gender, Athlete

Open to a female Sarasota, Manatee, or Charlotte County high school senior athlete pursuing post-secondary education. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on a range of factors, including the student’s essay, athletic ability, demonstrated leadership, and strength of character.

Womens Sports Museum Scholarship Application Form

UNCF: United Negro College Fund UNCF Scholarships various Apply Online

UNCF manages various scholarship programs. Check the website for eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation.

Suncoast Credit Union Foundation Suncoast Credit Union Scholarship 03/01/19 Apply Online 2000 Need-based

Application will be available here in December 2018. 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. To access the application you must register as a new user with your student N number.

Washington Crossing Foundation Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship 01/15/19 Apply Online 500-5000

Nation-wide competition. Competition is open to seniors planning careers of service to United States local, state, or federal government.

William G. and Marie Selby Foundation Selby Scholar Program 04/01/18 Apply Online 7000 Need-based 3

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.

Application available in January. Check website for application deadline.

Sarasota Lions Club Sarasota Lions Club Scholarship 03/01/19 Apply Online 1000 Special Needs, Need-based 2.5

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.

Sarasota Orchid Society Sarasota Orchid Society Scholarship 04/15/19 Apply Online 1000 Major

Each academic year, the Sarasota Orchid Society awards a One Thousand Dollar scholarship ($1000.00) or more to one student planning to major in the study of horticulture, floriculture, or botany.

Sarasota Pen Women Launching Leaders in the Arts Awards Apply Online Gender; Major 3

The annual Launching Leaders in the Arts Program is offered by the Sarasota Branch of The National League of American Pen Women, Inc. These competitions are open to graduating seniors in all public high schools in Sarasota and Manatee counties. The purpose of the awards is to encourage self-expression, creativity and foster further education in the arts.


Application opens October 31st ,2018.

Southern Scholarship Foundation Southern Scholarship Foundation Apply Online

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.

Deadline: Check website.

St. Andrew Scottish Society St. Andrew Scottish Scholarship 03/16/19 Apply Online 1500 Minority 3.5

Open to college-bound seniors with a 3.5 GPA or higher who are of Scottish descent or have current Scottish involvement.

Suncoast Communities Blood Bank Suncoast Blood Bank Scholarship 04/12/19 Apply Online 2.5

Open to graduating 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.

SunCoast Insurance Professionals SunCoast Insurance Professionals Scholarship 04/15/19 Apply Online 2000

A $1000 scholarship, renewable for eight consecutive semesters, may be awarded each summer to a deserving high school senior from Sarasota or Manatee County.

Take Stock in Children Take Stock in Children Scholarship Apply Online Need-based 2.5

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.

TeamUP Volunteer & Partnership Council TeamUP Monetary Awards various Apply Online 1000

Various awards are given to a high school seniors enrolled in Sarasota County public high schools for demonstrating a commitment to community service.

TeamUP Volunteer & Partnership Council Lilly Kaighin Award Apply Online 1000

Award is given to a high school senior enrolled in a Sarasota County public high school for an original project created by the applicant that demonstrates service within our community.

TeamUP Volunteer & Partnership Council Teeja Service Through the Arts Award Apply Online 1000

Award is given to a high school senior enrolled in a Sarasota County public high school who has seen a need in the community and has used service through the arts to meet the identified need (volunteer activities or original project).

Tri-County Community Foundation Tri-County Community Foundation Scholarship Apply Online

See Guidance counselor about scholarship. Scholarship to be awarded to one senior at each Sarasota County high school.

U.S. Trust Ivan F. and Ina C. LeGore Scholarship 04/15/19 Apply Online 3

Open to current high school seniors and graduates of Sarasota County Schools who have participated in the Sailor Circus in one or more performances. Awards are restricted to expenses for tuition, room and board and are payable only to US accredited colleges and universities.

Application requires 2 letters of reference. Applicants are rated on Financial Need, Activities, Level of Participation in Sailors Circus & other acting opportunities, and 3.0 GPA.

Interested Students Must Submit The Following:

1. Completed application (SEE YOUR GUIDANCE OFFICE)
2. A Personal Essay describing their participation with the Sailors Circus
3. Copy of high school transcript. If already in college, applicant must include copy of college transcript
4. Please submit the most recent approved FAFSA
5. Applications must be postmarked by April 15th and mailed to:

U.S. Trust
Ivan F. and Ina C. LeGore Scholarship Fund
Attn: Charlene Teja
100 Westminster Street, RI1-536-05-03
Providence, RI 02903

Walmart Family Foundation Sam Walton Scholarships Varies Apply Online 13000 Need-based 2.5

The Walmart Dependent Scholarship – Applicants must be dependents of Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, have at least a 2.5 GPA, a minimum ACT score of 22 or SAT score of 1030 (combined Math & Critical Reading), and are able to demonstrate financial need. $13,000 award paid out over four years.

Walmart Associate Scholarship – Applicants must be Walmart or Sam’s Club associates who are based in the U.S. Must demonstrate financial need. Renewable for up to 6 years. Maximum award of $16,000.

Manasota Track Club Manasota Track Club Scholarship Apply Online Athletics

The scholarships are open to all local area student runners (both track and cross country); students must live in Sarasota county to apply.

Application opens early 2019. Check website for additional details and application.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Marine Corps Scholarship 03/01/19 Apply Online 2

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 0pens January 1st of each year and closes on March 1st.

Mensa Education and Research Foundation Mensa Education & Research Foundation College Scholarship 01/15/19 Apply Online

Open to graduating high school seniors planning to enroll in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning in the 2018-2019 school year. Applicant must submit an application and essay explaining career, academic and/or vocation goals. Application opens September 15.

Miami Foundation Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship 05/11/19 Apply Online 1100 Graduate; Major

The Fund helps the brightest and most motivated U.S. citizens of African-American heritage attain their Master’s and Doctoral degrees in business administration programs at Florida universities. Recipients must be residents of South Florida and plan to pursue their careers in South Florida.

Check website for additional details.

Military Officers Association of Florida Military Officers Association of Sarasota Scholarship 03/31/19 Apply Online

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. 

P.E.O. International P.E.O. STAR Scholarship Apply Online Gender

Scholarship is open to graduating female seniors who are a citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada. Student must have a cumulative unweighted 3.0 GPA and plan to attend an accredited U.S. or Canadian post-secondary school. Applicant must exhibit excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success.

SAE International SAE Engineering Scholarship 03/15/19 Apply Online Major

Multiple scholarships and awards available – open to high school seniors planning to pursue an engineering or related science degree. See website for eligibility details.

Sarasota Chorus of the Keys Sheridan E. Brown Memorial Scholarship 03/15/19 Apply Online 2000 Gender

Scholarships to male high school seniors in Sarasota and Manatee Counties with a record of outstanding musical achievement who plan to attend college.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship 11/01/19 Apply Online Need-based 3.5

Open to high school graduates with a cumulative 3.5 or above GPA and a SAT combined score of 1200 or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above who plan to enroll in an accredited four-year college and demonstrate significant financial need.

Access to online application opens in mid-September and closes in mid-November of every year.

Jazz Club of Sarasota Jazz Club of Sarasota Scholarship 04/01/19 Apply Online Major

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.

Lindsey Maibach Memorial Lindsey Maibach Scholarship Fund 04/10/19 Apply Online 2500 2.4

Open to seniors at Booker, Sarasota, Riverview, North Port, and Venice High, who have a cumulative GPA between 2.40 and 2.90 and plan to further their education in a community or four-year college. Organizations will distribute applications to guidance offices in February or click on link for application in PDF form.

Longboat Key Garden Club Longboat Key Garden Club Scholarship 03/15/19 Apply Online 1,000-6,000 Major

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 $1,000 to $6,000.

Lou Komorov Memorial Lou Komarov Memorial Scholarship 03/19/18 Apply Online 1000 2.75

The Lou Komarov Memorial scholarship is open to all 2019 Sarasota County Public and Alternative High School seniors who have a minimum 2.75 grade point average. The student selected will receive $1,000 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. Application window closes March 18th, 2019.

Click on the following link to download the application: Lou Komarov Memorial Application

Elks National Foundation Elks National Foundation Scholarship Apply Online

Multiple scholarships open to graduating students based on meeting the criteria of the specific scholarship provided on the website. Deadline: check website. 

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship 11/15/18 Apply Online 1,000-12,500 Need-based

Contest-based scholarship; Applicants must be students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

500 scholarships awarded each year, ranging from $1,000-$12,500. Go to website to apply.

Florida Department of Education Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Apply Online

The application is available December 1 and must be completed prior to high school graduation. Eligible students may qualify for one of three scholarships: Florida Academic Scholars Award, Florida Medallion Scholars Award, and Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award . Check website for each scholarships’ eligibility requirements.

Florida Retired Educators Association Florida Retired Educators Association Apply Online 500-1000 Major, Need-based

Open to all Sarasota County high school seniors who wish to become  teachers. Winners are selected in March with funding that begins in time for the fall term of college. Scholarship pays $3250.00 over the course of a 4-year period. Application deadlines are in the fall, but vary by County. Contact the FREA office to receive information on application submission contact information.

Florida Sons of the American Revolution (Saramana Chapter) Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Scholarship 12/01/18 Apply Online

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. Multiple scholarships available to qualifying students.

Florida State Golf Association Florida State Golf Association Scholarship 06/01/19 Apply Online 2,000 Athletics, need based 3.0

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.

Arts for Life Arts for Life! Scholarship 02/04/19 Apply Online 1000

Open to Florida graduating high school seniors from a public, private, or home education program who demonstrate excellence in creative writing, dance, drama, music, or visual art. Deadline: February 4, 2019. 

Twenty-five awards of $1,000 each.

Daughters of the American Revolution Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships varies Apply Online

Open to graduating students based on meeting the criteria of the specific scholarships provided on the DAR National Society website: Check website for specific deadline dates for each scholarship.

Deep South Region of National Garden Clubs Deep South Region Scholarship 01/25/19 Apply Online 1000 Graduate; Major

The Deep South Region Scholarship Program offers financial aid to a Deep South Region junior, senior or graduate student pursuing a Master’s Degree in any garden or environmental related subject and enrolled in an accredited college or university.