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 of 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 2019-2020 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.
To apply, please click the following link: The Links Incorporated Scholarship
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 email@example.com.
Click here to download the application
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.
Check website for additional eligibility and deadline details.
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.
Multiple scholarships available to qualifying students. Check website for requirements and deadlines.
Multiple Scholarships available to high school seniors who will b e attending the Johnson & Wales University. Check website for eligibility requirements and deadlines.
Multiple scholarships available to qualifying students. Check website for eligibility requirements and deadlines.
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.
Multiple scholarships available to qualifying students. Check website for applications and deadlines.
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.
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 manages various scholarship programs. Check the website for eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation.
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.
Nation-wide competition. Competition is open to seniors planning careers of service to United States local, state, or federal government.
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.
Open to high school students who are residents of Sarasota or Manatee County that plan to pursue a higher education in the performing and visual arts. Number and amount of awards based on funds available.
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 a One Thousand Dollar scholarship ($1000.00) or more to one student planning to major in the study of horticulture, floriculture, or botany.
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.
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.
Open to college-bound seniors with a 3.5 GPA or higher who are of Scottish descent or have current Scottish involvement.
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.
A $1000 scholarship, renewable for eight consecutive semesters, may be awarded each summer to a deserving high school senior from Sarasota or Manatee County.
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.
Various awards are given to a high school seniors enrolled in Sarasota County public high schools for demonstrating a commitment to community service.
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.
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).
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:
Ivan F. and Ina C. LeGore Scholarship Fund
Attn: Charlene Teja
100 Westminster Street, RI1-536-05-03
Providence, RI 02903
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Open to all female seniors in Sarasota County high schools who plan an education at an accredited college or university. Other factors will include student need, test scores, community involvement, extra-curricular activities and demonstrated leadership. The number and amount of awards will be based on available funds.
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.
Multiple scholarships and awards available – open to high school seniors planning to pursue an engineering or related science degree. See website for eligibility details.
Some scholarships are awarded to children of association members and some scholarships are for the community at large. Scholarships are awarded to residents of their general service area including Sarasota, South Manatee, and Charlotte counties.
**Application opens January 1st, 2019**
Scholarships to male high school seniors in Sarasota and Manatee Counties with a record of outstanding musical achievement who plan to attend college.
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.
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.
Scholarship applications will be sent out to guidance counselors at Sarasota and Manatee High Schools during the month of December 2018. The application deadline is March 31, 2019.
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.
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.
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 school.
See website for scholarship application and additional details.
A competitively awarded program which is available to undergraduate students with disabilities enrolled in a State University System of Florida (SUS) institution.
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.
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.
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 $1,500 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. Application window closes March 18th, 2019.
Click on the following link to download the application: Lou Komarov Application 2019
Multiple scholarships open to graduating students based on meeting the criteria of the specific scholarship provided on the website. Deadline: check website.
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.
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.
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. Go to website for more details.
Applicant must be a woman and a resident of Sarasota and meet requirements of scholarship, character, personality, purpose and need. Scholarships are given to attend Florida Colleges, only. May be eligible for a second year renewal.
Students in any major outside of Real Estate are welcome to apply, but those considering a career in Real Estate or Real Estate related fields will be given special consideration.
**Application window opens January 2019**
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.
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.
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.
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.
To qualify, the applicant must be a high school senior and/or accepted at or attending a non-profit and regionally accredited institution of higher education and have a legal parent who died while serving on active duty, U.S. military service on or after September 11, 2001 OR have a legal parent who is a Post-9/11 veteran of the U.S. Military who has a disability rating of 50% or higher by the Veterans Administration.
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.
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.
See website for further details.
Scholarships to college students primarily in Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Polk counties, Florida.
High School Senior track and field active team member of a school participating in the Bob Hayes Invitational Track and Field Meet may apply. (Applicant must participate in a schedule event at the Bob Hayes Track Meet).\
Go to website for application and further details.
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.
Hugo A. Keim
Open to graduating students based on meeting the criteria of the specific scholarships provided on the DAR National Society website: www.dar.org. Check website for specific deadline dates for each scholarship.
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.
See Guidance counselor about scholarship. Two $500 scholarships, one to a high school senior planning to major in education and one to a student already in college with an education major.