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 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 an application and essay explaining career, academic and/or vocation goals. Application opens 10/7/19.
This scholarship is provided by Gamma XI Boule Foundation, Inc. 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 will be awarding two $2,000 scholarships to college juniors or seniors in an undergraduate program, as well as graduate or doctoral students, pursuing degrees in the sciences or horticulture-related fields.
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. Follow link to application.
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
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.
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.
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, 2019.
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.
Multiple scholarships open to graduating students based on meeting the criteria of the specific scholarship provided on the website. Deadlines vary by scholarship.
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. 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.
*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.
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.
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.
**Applications open in early January, check website for additional eligibility requirements.
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 2020. Check website for additional eligibility details and deadline.
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 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.
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.
*Must be nominated by a local chapter to apply, visit website for more details.
Multiple scholarships and awards available – open to high school seniors planning to pursue an engineering or related science degree. See website for eligibility details.
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. 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.
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.
Check website for more information and pending Spring application deadline.
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.
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, 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. Multiple scholarships open to graduating students based on meeting the criteria of the specific scholarship provided on the website. Deadlines vary by scholarship.
Tuition awards varying from $1,000-5,000 are given to talented students of Sarasota County for undergraduate studies in the arts including visual arts, performing arts, creative writing, architecture and related endeavors. A two-year residency in Sarasota County is required.
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 available, visit the website for more details and deadlines.
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 2020Open 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.
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.
Scholarships to college students primarily in Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Polk counties, Florida.
**Application opens January 1st, 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*