Sarasota LIONS Club Scholarship
The Sarasota LIONS Club
Award: $1,000
Deadline: March 1, 2022

The Sarasota LIONS Club will offer four renewable scholarships to graduating seniors who plan to enter a technical school, a community college or a 4-year college. One student will be selected from Sarasota High School, Riverview High School, Booker High School and a fourth from other Sarasota County public, private or Charter high schools. The amount of the award is $1,000 per academic school year and renewable each year up to 4 years ($4,000 max paid directly to college).

The scholarship will be based on FINANCIAL NEED, GRADES, LEADERSHIP, COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES and a PERSONAL/FAMILY HISTORY OF EYE ISSUES OR DISABILITY as determined by the Scholarship Committee of the Lions Club.


  • Student applicants are required to write a short (100 word) essay as part of the application process outlining their field of interest and reason for choosing.
  • Two recommendations are required preferably from the head of a volunteer organization outlining the unique personality characteristics or accomplishments of the student and/or from a student’s employer. Recommendations from a teacher or guidance counselor are also encouraged. A friend, neighbor or family member is NOT an appropriate reference.
  • A 2.5 or higher GPA is required.
  • Students must submit the FAFSA financial statement to justify financial need.
  • Community involvement and/or work experience is required.
  • There are no restrictions as to the major, but preference may be given to students who pursue a career in eye sight, hearing and/or disabilities.
  • The application, including the required materials are to be sent by the student by March 1st to: Sarasota LIONS Club. P.O. Box 51207, Sarasota, Fl 34232

Sarasota LIONS Club Scholarship Application


Important Information

What high schools does this scholarship apply to? All, Booker High School, Riverview High School, Sarasota High School
Number of Available Awards: 4
Intended Major: Preference may be given to students who pursue a career in eye sight, hearing and/or disabilities.
Scholarship Criteria: Merit-based, need-based
Scholarship Location: Local
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Minimum SAT Score:
Minimum ACT Score:
Is the scholarship renewable? Yes
How to Renew: Enrolled in college full time, maintain 2.5 cumulative GPA and remain drug/crime free
Is an essay required? Yes
Are service hours required? Yes

Organization Information

P.O. Box 51207
Sarasota, FL

Additional Information

Ethnic Background:
National Origin:
Disability: Personal/Family history of eye issues or disability
Student Groups:
Grades: 12th
Class Rank: