Student who are residents of Sarasota and Manatee counties and are pursuing or planning to pursue a professional career in a field related to the performing arts including musical theater, dance, singing, acting, music, musical instruments, scenery/costume design etc. are eligible to apply.
*You must create a user id and password with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to apply
Graduating seniors from Sarasota County that are planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college, university or vocational/technical school are eligible to apply. Essay and letters of recommendation are required. Please review application instructions for additional eligibility requirements. Physical application must be completed and returned by 4/17/20.
SCAEOP Scholarship 2020
High school seniors planning to study engineering in college are eligible. An essay, references and interview for finalists is required.
Students must be a resident of Sarasota or Manatee County in order to apply. Official transcript and SAT or ACT scores required.
*Hard copy of application and supporting documents due to office no later than 4/3/20
Scholarship instructions and application (1) Alpha Phi Alpha Xi Psi Lambda 2-24-20
**Scholarship deadline extended to 4/24/20**
Graduating seniors may be eligible for the following scholarships:
How to Apply:
Graduating high school seniors primarily interested in studying botany and related disciplines in college are eligible to apply.
Two scholarships are available:
Applicants should submit one single application without regard to a specific scholarship. The Society will match each winning applicant with one or more of the scholarships offered.
Scholarship is available to residents of Sarasota County with demonstrated financial need. Applicants must be a graduating senior from any Sarasota County high school or Associate degree student from any state college in Sarasota or Manatee Counties. All applicants must plan to pursue an Associates, Bachelor’s or Certificate of Completion from an accredited college or university on a part-time or full-time basis. Please see scholarship application for additional information.
The Friends of Newtown Estates Scholarship
One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior at each of the following high schools with an evidenced need and school achievement (Booker, North Port, Sarasota, Riverview, Pine View, Venice and Suncoast Polytechnical).
SCSNA Scholarship packet signed 2019-20
**Scholarship deadline extended to 4/15/20**
High school seniors in Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte counties who plan to enroll at the State College of Florida in the upcoming Fall semester are eligible to apply. The scholarship is for two years tuition and fees for up to 15 credits a semester (Fall and Spring) for up to 4 semesters. See scholarship application for more information.
*Unofficial transcripts will be accepted OR a screen shot from student portal with GPA and student name clearly displayed.
SCF Excellence Award-fillable PDF
This scholarship provides financial support for current BSN candidates in the Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition (SNAC) Region (Sarasota, Charlotte, Manatee & Desoto counties).
*Visit website for specific qualifications You must create a user id and password with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to apply
This scholarship may be used to further education at a college, university or institution of higher learning, including vocational training. All Sarasota County high school seniors and graduates of Sarasota County public and private schools may apply.
This scholarship will be awarded to one or more college-bound high school students from Sarasota County who plan to study environmental science, wildlife biology or another related field at the college level with the intention of pursuing the protection of birds, wildlife and the environment as a career.
Jeanne Dubi Scholarship Award Application
This scholarship is available to senior soccer players in Sarasota County who will be receiving their high school diploma in the spring of 2020.
A Letter of acceptance to a college, university or technical Institute must be provided by May 30th to be eligible and can be provided along with the essay if already accepted.
Andrew Monroe Memorial Scholarship 2020
Suncoast Music Scholarships help young musicians meet expenses related to music education. The competition is open to 10th , 11th and 12th grade students residing in Sarasota or Manatee County. The 2020 Suncoast Music Scholarship auditions will determine the awarding of $20,000 in scholarship funds.
Carefully review the information sheet that accompanies the application for important information about audition requirements.
Suncoast Music Scholarships 2020 application INFO + FORM
*Auditions will be held on April 18, 2020.
**Recipients who are graduating seniors will perform at the Annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon on May 2, 2020.
Scholarships for graduating high schools seniors from Sarasota and Manatee counties, who are planning to attend Florida A&M University in the upcoming Fall and Spring semesters.
*Applicant must have been accepted into Florida A&M University by the application deadline
*Selection criteria based on academic achievement, financial need, community service and extra-curricular activities participated in during high school years
*All applicants must complete the FAFSA
Scholarships are awarded at three levels:
*Frederick Humphries Academic Scholarship – min GPA 3.5 and above
*Eddie Rainey Achievers Scholarship – min GPA 3.0 – 3.45
*Waite Bellamy Book Award – min GPA 2.85 – 2.95
FL AM 2020 Scholarship
Boca Grande Art Center 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
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
**Scholarship application deadline extended to 4/30/20**
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
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
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.
**Scholarship application deadline extended to 6/1/20**
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. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview on a date to be determined. 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 EXTENDED to Friday, February 28, 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.
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.
**Scholarship deadline extended to 5/26/20**
Multiple scholarships available to Sarasota and Manatee County seniors who will be attending the State College of Florida.
Review flyer and visit website for additional eligibility and how to apply.
SCF Foundation Scholarship Flyer
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Ivan Legore application 2020
Interested Students Must Submit The Following:
1. Completed application
2. Personal essay describing their participation with Sailor Circus
3. Copy of high school transcript
4. Please submit the most recent approved FAFSA
5. Application and all supporting documents must be postmarked by March 13, 2020 and mailed to:
Bank of America
Attn: Ana Martins
100 Westminster Street,
Providence, RI 02903
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.
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.
Sarasota Garden Club high school 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
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.
Jazz Club scholarship-applicatin-form-2020-draft
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:
**Scholarship application deadline extended to 5/15/20**
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 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
**Scholarship application deadline extended to 4/24/20**
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
This is a $1,000 academic scholarship for graduating high school students in Sarasota and Manatee counties entering college or technical school.
DOLPHIN AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
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.
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**
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.
This scholarship is for students in financial need intending to pursue careers in a healthcare field at a College/University or Vocational Technical Institute. Students must be a senior in a Sarasota County school, and have at least a 3.0 unweighted grade-point average and demonstrate financial need. Applications will only be considered if the applicant’s parents’ adjusted gross income does not exceed $90,000.
Doctors Hospital Scholarship 2020
Open to African American females graduating high school in 2020 with acceptance into a postsecondary institution by Fall 2020. *Letters of recommendation, community service hours and essay required.