Organization Scholarship Deadline Apply Now Award Type Minimum GPA Description
Organization Scholarship Deadline Apply Now Award Type Minimum GPA Description
ALSO Youth ALSO Youth Scholarship 5/30/20 Apply Online $500 minimum Merit-based, need-based

LGBTQ+ youth under the age of 22 attending a postsecondary institute in 2020 are eligible.

Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:

1. Be an LGBTQ+ youth under the age of 22 as of August 1st of the year of application.
2. Be a resident of a county that ALSO Youth serves in Florida.
3. Be enrolled at an accredited non-profit academic or vocational institution in the summer or fall of the year of application.
4. Not be related to ALSO Youth staff or Board Member.
5. Previously received fewer than two (2) ALSO Youth scholarships

ALSO Youth Scholarship

School District Administrators & School Based Administrators of Sarasota County SDA/SBA Scholarship 5/15/20 4PM Apply Online $5,00 - $1,000 Need-based

Students who are graduating from Booker High, North Port High, Pine View School, Riverview High, Sarasota High, Suncoast Polytechnical High or Venice High in 2020 and enrolling in a post-secondary institution are eligible. Each scholarship award is based on the student’s record, community/school involvement and financial need.

SDA-SBA 2020 Scholarship Application

Retina Care Consultants Infographic Scholarship Contest 6/30/20 Apply Online $2,500, $1,500, and $1,000 Merit n/a

Vision is a vital part of living a happy and independent lifestyle, yet there is a looming shortage of eye care professionals in the United States. Retina Care Consultants supports aspiring eye care professionals with our Florida pre-med scholarship opportunities. These bright and enthusiastic students will become the next generation of medical professionals dedicated to the eye health of seniors and working-age people alike. All students need to do to apply is create an infographic that addresses one of the following topics: Undertreatment of Diabetic Retinopathy, Undertreatment of Macular Degeneration, or Connection Between Poor Vision and Morbidity.

*Visit webpage for more details on the contest

Retina Care Scholarship Application – Retina Care (1)


New College of Florida Barancik Leadership Access Scholarship 5/15/20 Apply Online Varies

Applicants should be Sarasota and Manatee County students with demonstrated leadership potential and accepted for admission into New College of Florida for the Fall of 2020.

Scholarship amounts
up to $7,500 for students residing on campus
up to $2,500 for students residing off campus

Requirements for the Barancik Scholarship include:

·An offer of admission to New College for the Fall 2020 semester
·Current attendance or graduation from a Sarasota or Manatee County high school or college, or current or recent residence in Sarasota or Manatee County
·Eligibility for Florida resident tuition
·US Citizenship, US Permanent Resident Alien status, or eligible non-citizen status
·Eligibility for need-based aid as determined by the FAFSA

A completed FAFSA form is required to verify eligibility for this renewable, four-year, need-based scholarship.  Your total financial aid package cannot exceed the total cost of attendance.

Renewal of this scholarship is subject to on-time satisfactory completion of academic work according to the New College Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid Purposes Policy.

An application for admission must be completed by May 1, 2020.  You must first be an applicant for admission to be invited to apply for this scholarship program.  Deadline for receipt of all items – admission application materials, FAFSA, Barancik Scholarship application materials (including essay): May 15, 2020.

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Performing Arts Scholarship 3/29/20 Apply Online Major, Merit, Need-based

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

Sarasota County Association of Educational Office Professionals (SCAEOP) Sarasota County Association of Educational Office Professionals (SCAEOP) Scholarship 4/17/20 Apply Online $500 2.5

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

Peace River Engineering Society Peace River Engineering Society Scholarship 5/31/20 Apply Online

**Scholarship application deadline extended to 5/31/20**

High school seniors planning to study engineering in college are eligible.  An essay, references and interview for finalists is required.

PRES_ApplicationForm 2020

Alpha Phi Alpha Foundation of Manasota, Inc. Alpha Phi Alpha Foundation of Manasota, Inc. Scholarship 5/16/20 Apply Online $1,000 Minority, gender

**Scholarship deadline extended to 5/16/20**

Students must be a resident of Sarasota or Manatee County in order to apply. Official transcript and SAT or ACT scores required.

Other requirements:

  • Must have attended one of the schools in the identified counties
  • Must be enrolling in a two or four-year college for the upcoming fall semester
  • Must be African American or Hispanic male
  • Must include your resume and photo with application

*Please visit website to also apply online

Scholarship instructions and application (1) Alpha Phi Alpha Xi Psi Lambda 2-24-20

Achieva Credit Union Achieva Scholarships 4/24/20 Apply Online $2,000 - $2,500

**Scholarship deadline extended to 4/24/20**

Graduating seniors may be eligible for the following scholarships:

  • Achieva Credit Union Scholarship: A graduating high school senior or currently enrolled in a college or trade school (any age).
  • Hugh “Max” Kriever Memorial Scholarship: A student committed to majoring in education.
  • Trellis Poe Honorary Scholarship: A student committed to majoring in education.
  • Jack Berthy Honorary Scholarship: A student committed to majoring in education


  • All Applicants: Must be active members of Achieva Credit Union with accounts in good standing.
  • Prior Achieva Scholarship recipients, employees, officers and directors of Achieva Credit Union and their family members, are not eligible to apply for or receive funds from the 2020 Achieva Scholarship Program.  

How to Apply:

  • All applications will be submitted online. Visit website to create user ID.
  • Each application must include the following:
    • Completed application form
    • Two (2) current (dated within the last 60 days) letters of recommendation
    • A current transcript of college or high school grades.  A copy of most recent report card may be substituted.
    • Creative entry – applicants must submit a written essay on the following prompt: What is the greatest financial challenge facing your generation and how will you prepare to overcome it?
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Sarasota Succulent Society, Inc. Succulent Society Scholarship 4/10/20 Apply Online $750

Graduating high school seniors primarily interested in studying botany and related disciplines in college are eligible to apply.

Two scholarships are available:

  • The Phyllis Turner Environmental Scholarship – $750.00
  • The Succulent Society Scholarship – $750.00

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.

SSS application

The Friends of Newtown Estates, Inc. The Friends of Newtown Estates Award 3/31/20 Apply Online $1,000 2.5

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

Sarasota County School Nutrition Association Sarasota County School Nutrition Association Award 4/10/20 Apply Online $500 3.5

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

State College of Florida SCF Excellence Award Scholarship 4/15/20 Apply Online 2 years tuition plus fees 3.0

**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


Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition SNAC Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing Scholarship 3/1/20 Apply Online min $2,500

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


Community Foundation of Sarasota County Father Connie Dougherty Memorial Scholarship 3/16/20 Apply Online

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.

*You must create a user id and password with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to apply

Sarasota Audubon Society Jeanne Dubi Scholarship 5/1/20 Apply Online Varies

**Scholarship deadline extended to 5/1/20**

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.

Sarasota Audubon Society Jeanne Dubi Scholarship Award Application

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Andrew Monroe Memorial Scholarship 3/15/20 Apply Online $1,000

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

Sarasota Music Club and Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Suncoast Music Scholarships 5/15/20 Apply Online $1,000-$4,000

**Scholarship application deadline EXTENDED for 12th graders to 5/15/20 5pm**

Suncoast Music Scholarships help young musicians meet expenses related to music education. The competition is typically open to 10th , 11th and 12th grade students residing in Sarasota or Manatee County. However due to a recently developed funding shortage related to concert cancellations the available funds will be used to support current 12th grade students who will soon be facing post-secondary education expenses. The 2020 Suncoast Music Scholarship auditions will determine the awarding of available scholarship funds. Auditions for current 10th and 11th graders students have been cancelled for now but will possibly be rescheduled in the Fall.

Carefully review the REVISED information sheet that accompanies the application for important changes to this scholarship and the audition requirements.

Suncoast Music Scholarships 2020 INFO + FORM – REVISED 4.21.2020 (004)

*Auditions for 12th graders have been rescheduled to 7/25/20

**Those who have already submitted applications need not reapply, but please review the updated information

Florida A&M University National Alumni Association Sarasota-Manatee Chapter Florida A&M University National Alumni Association Scholarship 2/29/20 Apply Online Varies Need-Based, Merit-based 2.85

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



Manasota ASALH Scholarship Program 3/1/20 Apply Online $1,000-$3,000 Minority 3.0
To receive a scholarship from Manasota ASALH, African American students must be in their senior year in a school in Sarasota or Manatee counties, have earned a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average, and demonstrate leadership in their school and community. Scholarship applicants complete a written application and, if chosen to go to the next level, are interviewed by the Manasota ASALH Scholarship Committee. Selected awardees must provide documentation that indicates they are enrolled in a college of their choice in order for the scholarship funds to be released.


Boca Grande Art Center Boca Grande Art Center Scholarship 3/1/20 Apply Online TBD
For students who want to pursue education in the arts. Submission of art pieces and an interview required.

Boca Grande Art Center 19-20

Catholic Community Foundation of Southwest Florida, Inc. Mary Fran Carroll Traditional Scholarship 3/1/20 Apply Online $3,000 Merit-based, need based

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.

The Wolff Family The Wolff Family Scholarship 4/30/20 Apply Online $2,500 Need-based 2.75

**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.

**Application and materials may be emailed to**

2020 Wolff Family Scholarship

Lambda Omicron Omega Chapter Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. & Ivy Foundation, Inc. Scholarship 3/7/20 Apply Online Varies Merit-based, Gender, Minority

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

Gamma XI Boule Foundation, Inc. Matthew Carter Scholarship 5/6/20 Apply Online $4,000 need-based, minority 3.0

**Scholarship application deadline extended to 5/6/20**

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.

*Unofficial transcripts and emailed letters of recommendation will be accepted this year.  An email from your guidance counselor in lieu of a signature on the application is sufficient.

Matthew Carter Scholarship Application 2020

Matthew Carter Scholarship Program

Allamanda Garden Club of North Port, Inc. Allamanda Garden Horticulture Scholarship 03/31/20 Apply Online $2,500 Merit-based; Major 3.0

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
Academic record
Avocational interests

2020 Allamanda Garden Club Scholarship Application 2020 Allamanda Garden Club Scholarship Guidelines

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation G. Duncan Finlay Health Careers Scholarship 03/23/20 Apply Online TBD Need-based, major 3.0

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.  


REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) Scholarship 6/1/20 5PM Apply Online $2,000 Need-based, Merit-based

**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





Retsy Lauer Scholarships Retsy Lauer Visual Art College and Pre-College Scholarship Application 02/28/20 Apply Online $2,000

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. Scholarships for Student Caregivers Varies Apply Online Varies 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. 




Suncoast Blood Bank Suncoast Blood Bank Scholarships 7/1/20 Apply Online $500 2.5

**Scholarship application deadline extended to 7/1/20**

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.

SCB 2019-2020_Application_4-20_Rev





State College of Florida Foundation State College of Florida Foundation Scholarships 5/26/20 Apply Online Varies

**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

Florida Sons of the American Revolution Florida Sons of the American Revolution Scholarships Varies Apply Online Varies

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.

Johnson & Wales University Johnson & Wales University Scholarships Apply Online Varies

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


Florida Department of Education Florida Student Scholarship and Grant Programs Apply Online Varies

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

American Legion Samsung, Legacy, Baseball, Oratorical, Eagle Scout through American Legion Varies Apply Online Varies
Visit website to create a user account and apply.
Various scholarship opportunities and qualifications. Deadlines vary by scholarship.



UNCF: United Negro College Fund UNCF Scholarships Varies Apply Online Varies

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)

Suncoast Credit Union Foundation Suncoast Credit Union Scholarship 03/01/20 Apply Online $2000 Need-based

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.

William G. and Marie Selby Foundation Selby Scholar Program 3/25/20 5:00 PM Apply Online Varies up to $7,000 Need-based 3.0

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.

Sarasota Lions Club Sarasota Lions Club Scholarship 03/01/20 Apply Online $1,000 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 Monroe Kokin Memorial Sarasota Orchid Society Scholarship 4/30/20 Apply Online $1,000 Major 3.0

**Scholarship application deadline extended to 4/30/20**

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.

To be eligible for the Sarasota Orchid Society Scholarship, applicants shall:

1. Have been a resident of Florida for at least one year preceding the academic year for which application is made.
2. Be enrolled in a Sarasota or Manatee County High School as a full time student or enrolled as a college student with legal residence in Sarasota or Manatee.
3. Declare a major in the natural science fields of study listed above.
4. Submit 2 letters of recommendation; one from a staff member of the applicant’s current school and one from a person unrelated to the applicant (copy of emailed letter of rec acceptable)
5. Submit a resume of extra-curricular activities, honors, leadership, job experience, and non-school activities and community service.
6. Submit a statement explaining your interest in earning a degree in a natural science field.
7. Submit a transcript (unofficial accepted) with an 3.0 unweighted Grade Point Average or more, including SAT and/or ACT scores.
8. Return the application by April 30, 2020 to: Barbara Delgato, Chairperson of the Scholarship Committee email: or FAX: 941-953-5736



Southern Scholarship Foundation Southern Scholarship Foundation 11/1/20 & 4/1/21 Apply Online 3.0

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.

St. Andrew Scottish Society St. Andrew Scottish Scholarship 03/07/20 Apply Online Varies 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.


Click here to download the PDF.

SunCoast Insurance Professionals SunCoast Insurance Professionals Scholarship 04/15/20 Apply Online $1,000 3.0

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.

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 3/13/20 Apply Online 3.0

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
Private Bank
Attn: Ana Martins
100 Westminster Street,
Providence, RI 02903

Walmart Foundation Walmart Scholarships 5/29/20 Apply Online Varies Need-based 2.0

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 ( 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 deadline at end of each quarter – 2/28, 5/29, 8/31, and 11/30.

Visit website for additional eligibility requirements and to apply.  

Manasota Track Club Manasota Track Club Scholarship 3/1/20 Apply Online Athletics 3.0

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

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Marine Corps Scholarship 03/01/20 Apply Online Varies 2.0

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.

Military Officers Association of Florida Military Officers Association of Sarasota Scholarship 03/31/20 12:00 PM Apply Online 3.0

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. 

Polish-American Association of Sarasota Polish-American Association of Sarasota Scholarship 5/15/20 Apply Online Varies Minority 3.5

Graduating seniors from Sarasota or Manatee county with at least one parent of Polish origin/decent are eligible. Applicant must demonstrate knowledge of polish culture as evidenced in essay and interview.

Polish-American Association of Sarasota Scholarship 2020

Completed applications may be emailed to Scholarship Chair, Malgorzata Gasior, at

SAE International SAE Engineering Scholarships 03/15/20 Apply Online Varies Major - Engineering or related science

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.

Sarasota Chorus of the Keys Sheridan E. Brown Memorial Scholarship 03/15/20 Apply Online $1,000 - $2,000 Gender

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


Sarasota Garden Club Sarasota Garden Club Natural Science Scholarship 04/01/20 Apply Online $2,000 Major 3.0

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


General Federation of Womens Clubs Florida GFWC Woman’s Club of Sarasota, Inc. 03/01/20 Apply Online $1000 Need-based, merit-based, community service 3.00

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.

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Gulf Coast Community Foundation Scholarships 3/4/20 Apply Online Varies
Gulf Coast awards scholarships to assist students from Sarasota County, Charlotte County, and Boca Grande in pursuing higher education at accredited postsecondary institutions (universities, two- and four-year colleges, and technical schools). Scholarship opportunities vary and may be designated to support a particular field of study, to assist students from a specific community or school, and more.

Account login website to create GCCF application: Program Key: GCCF

2020-21 GCCF FAQ

Jazz Club of Sarasota Jazz Club of Sarasota Scholarship 04/01/20 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.  Auditions required.

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Johnson Scholarship Foundation Theodore R. and Vivian M. Johnson Scholarship 4/1/20 Apply Online Varies Special Needs 2.0

A competitively awarded program which is available to undergraduate students with disabilities enrolled in a State University System of Florida (SUS) institution.

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SUS Institutions include:

  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Florida International University
  • Florida Polytechnic University
  • Florida State University
  • New College of Florida
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Florida
  • University of North Florida
  • University of South Florida
  • University of West Florida


Lindsey Maibach Memorial Lindsey Maibach Scholarship Fund 05/15/20 Apply Online $2500 Need-based, Merit-based 2.4

**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 or to Sharon Lussier at .


Longboat Key Garden Club Longboat Key Garden Club Scholarship 03/15/20 Apply Online $1,500 - $4,500 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 $1,500 to $4,500.

*Application opens 1/1/20

Lou Komorov Memorial Lou Komarov Memorial Scholarship 4/24/20 Apply Online $1,500 3.5

**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

Dolphin Aviation Dolphin Aviation Academic Scholarship 5/30/20 Apply Online $1,000 Need-Based, Merit-based

**Scholarship application deadline extended to 5/30/20**

This is a $1,000 academic scholarship for graduating high school students in Sarasota and Manatee counties entering college or technical school.

*Letters of recommendation may be submitted in email form to  See application for additional requirements. 


Elks National Foundation Elks Legacy Awards Scholarship 1/31/20 Apply Online $1,000

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.

The Fine Arts Society of Sarasota Fine Arts Society of Sarasota Scholarship 03/01/20 Apply Online Varies based on need and ability Fine Arts

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.

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Florida Department of Education Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Varies Apply Online Varies

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.



Florida Federation of Garden Clubs Florida Federation of Garden Clubs Inc. Scholarships 5/1/20 Apply Online $3,000 3.0

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

Florida Realtors Education Foundation Florida Realtors Foundation Scholarship Apply Online $1,000 and above

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**

Florida State Golf Association Florida State Golf Association Scholarship 06/01/20 Apply Online up to $3,000 Athletics, need based 3.0

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.

Sarasota Seminole Club Sarasota Seminole Club Scholarship 6/5/20 Apply Online Varies 3.0 - 3.5

Applicants must be a Sarasota County public or private high school senior planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate program at Florida State University. Must have permanent residence within Sarasota County school district lines. Various scholarships are available. Please review google docs application via the link below for additional requirements. (Note: Student-athletes are not eligible for Seminole Club scholarships per NCAA regulations.)

Available scholarships:
-General Scholarship: Have a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 3.0. (4 $750 scholarships)
-Academic Endowment: Have a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 3.5. Additionally, you must fill out an additional application on FSU Academic Works, (1 $1,000 scholarship)
-Financial Need-Based: Have a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 3.0. (1 $1,000 scholarship)

Friends of 440 Florida Friends of 440 Scholarship 02/28/20 Apply Online Special Needs 3

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.

Auxiliary of Doctors Hospital Auxiliary of Doctors Hospital: Health Careers Scholarship 05/01/20 Apply Online Varies Major, Need-based 3.0

**Scholarship deadline extended to 5/1/20**

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.


1. Copy of transcript
2. A State unweighted GPA must be at least 3.0
3. Copy of SAT/ACT score report
4. Report from Guidance Counselor. (Please email to:, if necessary)
5. Letter of Recommendation from the Guidance Counselor or a Teacher. (Please email to:, if necessary)
6. Copy of the acceptance letter from college or university. Include your ID number.
7. A signed and dated copy of the parents’ 2019 1040 Income Tax Return. The 2018 return is acceptable if the 2019 Return has not been filed as of May 1, 2020.
8. Student Essay. The Essay should show clarity, strength and determination to achieve a healthcare degree
9. List of extra-curricular activities in school and community, volunteer work, and employment experience, if applicable.

The completed  application is due by May 1, 2020 and may be delivered or sent to:

The Scholarship Committee
Auxiliary of Doctors Hospital of Sarasota
5731 Bee Ridge Rd.
Sarasota, Fl 34233

Auxiliary of Doctors Hospital of Sarasota Scholarship 2020

Bradenton Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship 02/28/20 Apply Online Varies Gender; Minority; merit-based 3.0

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.