Jump Start Scholarship
Education Foundation of Sarasota County
Award: 30 Florida Prepaid credit hours at a Florida college or technical school valued at up to $3,400
Deadline: April 22, 2024


The Education Foundation of Sarasota County is seeking high school seniors (Class of 2024) who are ready to ‘Jump Start’ their education beyond high school. This need-based scholarship covers tuition for 30 credit hours at the Florida state public college rate at a Florida Prepaid College Foundation approved institution in Florida, including Florida technical colleges, community colleges and state universities.


  • High school senior Class of 2024
  • Will graduate from a public or charter high school located in Sarasota County
  • Has good attendance and behavior
  • Plans to enroll full-time at a Florida technical college, state community college or public university
  • Is a Florida resident for at least one year (documentation required)
  • Is a US Citizen or Permanent Resident (documentation required)
  • Has a SSN (documentation required)
  • Has completed the FAFSA (documentation required) *Due to FAFSA delays proof of FAFSA submission and the SAI estimator will be accepted until the final report is available.
  • Is listed as a dependent on parents’ income tax return (documentation required)
  • Provide one of the following to determine financial eligibility – parents’ most recent tax return form 1040 (2022 or 2023), Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, OR HUD documentation (must not exceed the “Very Low Income” HUD Eligibility threshold). Student’s name must be listed on the documentation.
  • Meets financial need as determined by the 2023-24 Child Nutrition Programs Eligibility Guidelines Chart *If parents’ annual income exceeds the annual number listed under the “Reduced Price Meals” column, student is NOT eligible for a Jump Start scholarship. 
  • Completes an online application

*Take Stock in Children (TSIC) participants are not eligible to apply.

Jump Start Flyer 2024


Important Information

What high schools does this scholarship apply to? All
Number of Available Awards: 20
Intended Major:
Scholarship Criteria: Need-based; merit-based
Scholarship Location: Local
Minimum GPA:
Minimum SAT Score:
Minimum ACT Score:
Is the scholarship renewable? No
How to Renew:
Is an essay required? Yes
Are service hours required? No

Organization Information

Student Scholarship Team
(941) 927-0965
1960 Landings Blvd #120
Sarasota, FL

Additional Information

Ethnic Background:
National Origin:
Student Groups: Seniors graduating from a public or charter high school located in Sarasota County
Grades: 12th
Class Rank: