Organization Scholarship Deadline Apply Now Award Type Minimum GPA Description
Organization Scholarship Deadline Apply Now Award Type Minimum GPA Description
Manasota ASALH Scholarship Program 2/15/20 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

The Sarasota (FL) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. In Assoc. With Sarasota-Bradenton Kappa Alpha Psi Project Guide Right, Inc. Foundation Kappa Alpha Psi Scholarship 1/24/20 Apply Online TBD Gender, merit-based, need-based

This scholarship is for a male graduating senior from Manatee or Sarasota counties. Applications can be completed online or mailed to Project Guide Right Foundation, Inc., PO Box 573, Tallevast, FL 34270. Mandatory interviews will take place in early February.

Kappa Alpha Psi 19-20

New College of Florida The Bradenton-Sarasota Archimedes Award 3/15/20 Apply Online $5,000 Major

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

The Will McLean Foundation The Will McLean Foundation Scholarship 2/1/20 Apply Online

High school seniors with skills and interests that are musically or technically oriented and related to Florida Folk Music, Florida Folk History, and /or production of materials related to Florida Folklore.  Applicant must be attending a Florida school and be a resident of Florida. 

Will McLean Foundation Scholarship 19-20

Public Education and Citizenship Statewide Essay Program 1/20/20 Apply Online Varies

The purpose of this essay contest is to continue Freemasonry’s support of youth in society and to reinforce the belief in the Public-School Systems in our nation.  An essay of no less than 1,000 words or more than 1,250 words on the topic of “Why Education is Important” should be submitted. Carefully follow instructions in the link below.

Public Education and Citizenship Statewide Essay P (1)

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.

Peace River Electric Cooperative Peace River Electric Scholarships 2/28/20 Apply Online Varies 2.75

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


The Wolff Family The Wolff Family Scholarship 3/31/20 Apply Online $2,500 Need-based 2.75

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

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Community Foundation of Sarasota Scholarships 2/18/20 Apply Online Varies

Applicants must be a resident of Sarasota, Manatee, DeSoto, or Charlotte counties or be a graduating high school senior or graduate of a high school located within one of these four counties. Students must be pursuing or planning to pursue further education at an accredited university, community college, technical school, or certification program.

Students are only required to complete one traditional application to be eligible for any of the scholarships for which they qualify for. Visit website to create a user profile and apply.



The Southern Association of College Admission Counseling (SACAC) Horizon Award 1/17/20 11:59 PM/EST Apply Online $1,000 Merit-based; Need

The Horizon Award will be awarded to five high school students in the amount of $1,000 for one-time use. In order to be considered as an applicant for the Horizon Award students must be on track to graduate in Spring 2020 from a high school located within one of the SACAC member regions (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or the Caribbean).

Additional information and application can be accessed here

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

TeamUP Volunteer & Partnership Council Bette Woodson Award 1/31/20 Apply Online $1,000

This award is given to a 12th grader (senior) enrolled in a Sarasota County public high school for seeing a need in the community and taking a lead in a responsive action that has benefited the community.

Please see application for additional details.




TeamUP Volunteer & Partnership Council Freeman Orthodontics Inspiration Awards 1/31/20 Apply Online $500

Through the TeamUP Volunteer & Partnership Council, Freeman Orthodontics offers two Freeman Orthodontics Inspiration Awards of $500. The awards are given to high school seniors enrolled in a Sarasota public school who have inspired others by overcoming unique and challenging circumstances while remaining in school and maintaining or improving their academic achievement.

Please see application for additional details. Freeman_2019-20sg_TK_edits

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc. Dr. Elinor Crawford Girl Scout College Scholarship 2/26/20 Apply Online Varies Merit-based, Gender 3.0

The purpose of the Dr. Elinor Crawford College Scholarship Fund of Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc. is to recognize and celebrate graduating high school seniors who demonstrate the characteristics of the Girl Scout Mission, Promise and Law, leadership to self and the community, and outstanding academic success. Must be currently registered and active in Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc. and have maintained continuous Girl Scout membership for the past five years. Visit website to review additional eligibility and to apply.  

National League of American Pen Women - Sarasota Branch “Launching Leaders in the Arts” Awards Program 2/3/20 Apply Online Varies $100 - $2,000 Merit-based

This creative competition supports college-bound high school students pursuing degrees in writing, art and music. Students are encouraged to submit their creative work, which is judged by the awards committee chairpersons. The organization provides approximately $9,000 in annual awards, with awards ranging from $100 to $2,000.

Sarasota and Manatee County high school senior students are eligible. Students may enter in these categories:  Letters/Writing, Visual Arts, Music Composition.

In addition to receiving an award, winning students will perform, read or exhibit their winning entries at the Awards luncheon held at Bird Key Yacht Club on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.


Florida Futures Project Florida Futures Project Annual Scholarship Competition 1/15/20 Apply Online $1,000 N/A

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?

Mensa Education and Research Foundation Mensa Education & Research Foundation College Scholarship 01/15/20 Apply Online Varies

Open to graduating high school seniors nationwide 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 a 550-word essay expressing their academic and professional goals and how their personal experience will help them accomplish those goals. Visit website for more information and to apply.

Gamma XI Boule Foundation, Inc. Matthew Carter Scholarship 4/3/20 Apply Online $4,000 need-based, minority 3.0

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.

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 4/3/20 5PM Apply Online $2,000 Need-based, Merit-based

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. Applicants must submit their materials by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020 and be available for a possible interview on Friday, April 24. More details and information available on





Retsy Lauer Scholarships Retsy Lauer Visual Art College and Pre-College Scholarship Application 02/21/20 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 is Friday, February 21, 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. 




Bradenton/Sarasota (FL) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated The Links, Incorporated Scholarship 02/15/20 Apply Online $1,000 Minority 3.0

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 2020-2019 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.

The Links Incorp. application 2019-20

Suncoast Blood Bank Suncoast Blood Bank Scholarships 04/17/20 4:00 PM Apply Online $500 2.5

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.

State College of Florida Foundation State College of Florida Foundation Scholarships 3/20/20 Apply Online Varies

Multiple scholarships available to Sarasota and Manatee County seniors who will be attending the State College of Florida.

Visit website for additional eligibility and to apply.

Sarasota Retired Educators Association (SREA) Sarasota Retired Educators Scholarship 2/22/20 Apply Online $500 - $1,000 3.0

The Sarasota Retired Educators Association (SREA) awards scholarships in the amount of $500-$1000 (depending on funds raised), to graduating seniors who wish to become teachers in Florida.

Scholarship recipients may attend any accredited public or private community college, a four‑year college or university, provided that their programs are consistent with the goal of becoming a qualified teacher. The recipient will be expected to teach in a state accredited public or private school in Florida for at least one year, following graduation.

SREA Scholarship App 2019 2020_ SREA Application Letter 2020

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.



The Oaks Womens Club (OWC) Oaks Women’s Club Scholarship 01/31/20 Apply Online up to $5,000 Need-Based, Merit-based, Gender 3.0

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: 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.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Five Pearls of Excellence in partnership with Gamma Rho Zeta, Scholarship Award 01/11/20 Apply Online Merit-based, Major 2.8

2020 Scholarship Application_The Five Pearls of Excellence – GRZ Scholarship

The Five Pearls of Excellence in partnership with Gamma Rho Zeta, Scholarship Award is available to public high school graduating seniors, in Manatee and Sarasota County in the state of Florida, planning to enter college/university in the Fall of 2020.

Candidates may also quality for the Nathaniel Brown, Sr. Memorial Scholarship.
Candidates may also qualify for the Juanita Jewels Scholarship.

– Applicants must have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.8 or higher.
– Applicants will be required to attend an interview/orientation session.
– Applicants may be required to attend an Annual Award Ceremony in June of 2020.
– Official transcripts must be mailed to address listed

An acceptance letter must be presented prior to receiving the award. Proof of enrollment into a College or University must be presented to receive scholarship funds if awarded.

Application can be mailed OR completed online at 

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 4/1/20 Apply Online $1,000 Major 3.0

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



Sarasota Pen Women Launching Leaders in the Arts 02/03/20 Apply Online $2,000 Art, Music, Writing, Competition

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.

Southern Scholarship Foundation Southern Scholarship Foundation 11/1/19 & 4/1/20 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.

TeamUP Volunteer & Partnership Council Lilly Kaighin Award 1/31/20 Apply Online $1,000

This award is given to a 12th grader (senior) enrolled in a Sarasota County public high school who has seen a need in the community and has created and implemented an original community service project to meet the identified need.  Please see application for additional details.



TeamUP Volunteer & Partnership Council Teeja Service Through the Arts Award 1/31/20 Apply Online $1,000

This award is given to a 12th grader (senior) enrolled in a Sarasota County public high school who has seen a need in the community and through volunteer activities and/or an original project has used service through the arts to meet the identified need.

Please see application for additional details.


Walmart Foundation Walmart Scholarships 4/2/20 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 Period 11/1/19 – 11/29/19

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. 

P.E.O. International Florida P.E.O. Scholarship 1/15/20 Apply Online $2,500 Gender 3.0

The Florida P.E.O. Scholarship provides financial assistance for tuition and fees to qualified women pursing an undergraduate degree at a Florida college or university.

*Must be nominated by a local chapter to apply. Contact Diane Sharp    Review FAQs for additional information. FL PEO 19-20 (1) (3)

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. Visit website for additional eligibility requirements and to access 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

Gulf Coast Italian Culture Society Gulf Coast Italian Culture Society, Inc. 2/15/20 Apply Online $1,000 - $1,500 Minority 3.5

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.

Visit website for additional information.

Gulf Coast Italian Society Culture Society Application Guidelines 2020

Gulf Coast Italian Society Culture Society Scholarship Application 2020

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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JCI Senators Foundation of Florida US JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship 01/24/20 Apply Online $1,000 Merit, need based

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 schools. The number of grants awarded annually is at the discretion of the Foundation and must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study.

See website for additional details and application.

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.

2020-2021 Initial Johnson Scholarship Application_FINAL (1)

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 04/15/20 Apply Online $2500 Need-based, Merit-based 2.4

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.

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 03/23/20 Apply Online $1,500 3.5

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

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 Engineering Society Florida Engineering Society Scholarship 02/14/20 Apply Online 3,000 Major 3.5

FES offers several scholarship programs for students interested in pursuing careers in engineering. Flyer

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 Retired Educators Foundation (FREF) Florida Retired Educators Foundation Scholarship 01/20/20 Apply Online $500-$1,000 Major, Need-based, Merit-based SAT 1000 minimum, ACT 22 minimum

FREF SREA student scholarship info 2019 2020

Open 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.

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.

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.

Arts for Life Arts for Life! Scholarship 2/3/20 Apply Online $1,000 Major

Arts for Life! annually awards $1,000 scholarships to 25 graduating high school seniors in Florida who demonstrate excellence in creative writing, dance, drama, music or visual art.  Launched by former First Lady Columba Bush in 1999, the program has awarded scholarships to more than 500 gifted high school seniors. Visit website to apply.

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Deadline: February 3, 2020. 


Daughters of the American Revolution Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships 02/15/20 Apply Online Varies

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 *Deadline 2/15/20*