Organization Scholarship Deadline Apply Now Award Type Minimum GPA Description
Organization Scholarship Deadline Apply Now Award Type Minimum GPA Description
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.

Sarasota Orchid Society Sarasota Orchid Society Scholarship 04/15/18 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. 

Stonegate Charitable Foundation Stonegate Community Service Award & Scholarship 04/20/18 Apply Online 1000

The award is presented to 5 high school seniors in Sarasota County who have exhibited superior community service involvement during their high school careers while maintaining high academic achievement.

Suncoast Communities Blood Bank Suncoast Communities Blood Bank Scholarship 04/20/18 Apply Online 500

Open to graduating high school students who are of eligible age to donate blood by supporting their campus blood drives. Award number and amount are based on the number of donor registrations and student volunteers at each school.

SunCoast Insurance Professionals SunCoast Insurance Professionals Scholarship 04/15/18 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.

U.S. Trust Ivan F. and Ina C. LeGore Scholarship 04/30/18 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.

Venice-Nokomis Rotary Foundation Venice-Nokomis Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund 05/31/18 Apply Online

The Venice-Nokomis Rotary Foundation wishes to support full-time or part-time students of any age who reside in the South Sarasota County area and demonstrate potential for success in higher education but lack the necessary financial resources. Non-traditional adult students are encouraged to apply.

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.

Manatee Community Foundation Manatee Community Foundation Degree-Seeking & Vocational Scholarships varies Apply Online 2000

Scholarship funds provide opportunities for students -traditional and non-traditional- who reside in Manatee County to attend any accredited college, university or technical school. These funds are diverse, fulfilling the wishes of donors, both living and deceased, who want to provide needed financial support to promising scholars.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Marine Corps Scholarship 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.

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 2016-2017 school year. Applicant must submit an application and essay explaining career, academic and/or vocation goals.

Miami Foundation Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship 05/11/18 Apply Online 1100 Graduate; Major

This project is a long-term strategy to foster intellectual wealth-building and fulfill Jacki’s vision of improved diversity in the Executive, Administrative and Managerial levels of the SW Florida workforce.

Military Officers Association of Florida MOAS Scholarship 03/31/19 Apply Online
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 Varies Apply Online Major

Open to high school seniors planning to pursue an engineering or related science degree.

Sarasota Architectural Foundation Paul Rudolph Scholarship 05/21/18 Apply Online Major

Provides financial assistance to students enrolled in either a Bachelor of Architecture program or in a Masters of Architecture program in the state of Florida.

Horatio Alger Association Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship 06/15/18 Apply Online 2500 Need-based

Open to high school graduates who plan to enroll at a community college for the first time to pursue and complete a career or technical program. Must demonstrate financial need. Check website for additional eligibility requirements.

Humanists of Sarasota Bay, Inc. Humanists of Sarasota Bay Essay Contest 05/15/18 Apply Online 1000

Open to public high school students in Sarasota and Manatee Counties who are college-bound and subscribe to the tenets of Humanism as described on the application form.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship 11/19 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.

Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key Foundation Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key Foundation Scholarship 05/31/18 Apply Online 2000

Our Foundation is pleased to offer scholarships again this year to eligible students attending local Florida colleges and universities.

The Educational Advancement Foundation of Alpha Kappa Alpha The Educational Advancement Foundation Scholarships 04/15/18 Apply Online 1000 Gender; Minority

The Educational Advancement Foundation was founded in 1980 by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.,. The Foundation awards Merit, Financial Need and Youth Partners Accessing Capital (Y.P.A.C.) scholarships.

Dolphin Aviation Dolphin Aviation, Inc. Scholarship 04/15/18 Apply Online 1000

Student Services will distribute applications in November.

Florida Association for the Gifted Scobee Scholarship 06/30/18 Apply Online 1000 Major

The Scobee Scholarship was created in honor of Dick Scobee, the Commander of the Challenger Space Shuttle. Two $1000 scholarships will be awarded to an eligible male and female gifted student, interested in pursuing studies in the areas of math/science/technology.

Florida Department of Education Florida Bright Futures Scholarship 08/31/18 Apply Online

Please check website for eligibility requirements.

Florida Federation of Garden Clubs FFGC College Scholarships 05/01/18 Apply Online 3000 Major 3

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.

Florida School Counselor Asc Florida School Counselor Association Scholarship 04/15/18 Apply Online 2

Essays should not exceed one page providing detailed information on the impact your school counselor has had on you.

Florida State Golf Association Florida State Golf Association Scholarship 06/01/18 Apply Online 3000 Athletics

FSGA selects a minimum of five golfers from the FJT’s graduating class to be awarded a renewable four-year scholarship.

Florida State University Sarasota Seminole Club Scholarship 04/20/18 Apply Online 500 3.5

Applicants must be an enrolled Sarasota County public or private high school senior planning to attend Florida State University, seeking enrollment in an undergraduate program full-time at FSU. (Note: Student-athletes are not eligible for Seminole Club scholarships per NCAA regulations.)

AXA Foundation AXA Achievement Scholarship Apply Online 2500-25000

To qualify, applicant must be a US citizen or legal resident in one of the 50 US states, Washington DC or Puerto Rico, be a current high school senior who plans to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2017-2018 academic year, and demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities.

Application window closes after the first 10,000 applicants have been received. Sign up to be notified for when the next application window opens.

Ayo and Iken Attorneys Children of Divorce Scholarship 05/01/18 Apply Online 1000 Need-based

Open to Florida high school seniors planning to attend post-high school education who live in a household separated by a divorce. Check website for additional eligibility criteria.

Applications accepted April 1 through May 1.

Business and Professional Women Englewood & Venice BPW Adult Learner Scholarships 04/30/18 Apply Online 1000 Gender; adult

The BPW Scholarships focus completely on the adult learner. You will note from this website that BPWEV is engaged in the national program “Joining Forces for Women Veterans and Military Spouses”.

Chair Scholars Foundation Chair Scholars Foundation Scholarship 04/15/18 Apply Online Special Needs

The Florida Scholarship Program is available to 7th to 11th grade students with serious physical disabilities attending public school in all Florida counties. These awards provide tuition for college or vocational school with Florida Prepaid Tuition Scholarships.

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Traditional & Adult Learner Scholarships Various Apply Online 2.5

In the 2014-2015 year, the Community Foundation awarded over $1,600,000 in new and renewal scholarships. Amount and number of receipts vary each year. These scholarships are open to deserving youth in public and private high schools in Charlotte, Manatee and Sarasota counties to attend post-secondary institutions. Sarasota County graduates, who are in higher education institutions, may also apply. Financial need, initiative and the capacity to succeed in college or vocational school are the main criteria.