Education Foundation of Sarasota County
Award: Florida Prepaid 2-year state college scholarship covering tuition
Deadline: February 5, 2021


  1. A Junior currently attending North Port High School, Riverview High School, or Sarasota High School
  2. On-track to graduate in spring 2022
  3. 3.0 unweighted GPA calculated through Sophomore year
  4. Exhibit good behavior and attendance
  5. Participate in Career Technical Education (CTE) courses that include education, health science, engineering, information technology, or business-related track
  6. U.S. Citizen or Permanent Alien Resident with Social Security number
  7. Be a first-generation college student OR meet a combination of other factors (see application for more details)
  8. Meet Income Eligibility requirement (see application for more details)
  9. Aspire to obtain a college degree or certificate in Florida with an entrepreneurship focus

As participants in the In-Demand Careers Scholar program, students will have the opportunity to work with a supportive advocate, receive weekly college and career preparation through the Education Foundation’s Student Success Centers and Mentoring Program, and earn a Florida Prepaid 2-year state college scholarship. This scholarship covers tuition for two years at a Florida state public college.

Interested students should apply online. First-time users will need to create a user ID using their student N#.  Students should also pay close attention to supporting documentation requirements.

In-Demand Careers Scholars Program 2020-21 Information

Additional Information

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Degree: Education, health science, engineering, information technology, or business-related track
Scholarship Location: Local

Organization Information

Heather Ferrigno
(941) 927-0965
1960 Landings Blvd. #120