Sarasota Orchid Society Scholarship
Sarasota Orchid Society
Award: $1,000
Deadline: March 31, 2023

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, or landscape design. The scholarship is for a one-year period. Scholarship recipients attending college may reapply annually for a period of three additional years if they continue to meet the criteria for the award. Scholarship money is released upon verification of the applicant’s status as a full-time student (at least 12 credit hours) and at least a 3.0 GPA.

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 the 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 one of the 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.
  5. Submit a resume of extra-curricular activities, honors, leadership, job experience, 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 with a 3.0 unweighted Grade Point Average or more, including SAT and/or ACT scores.
  8. Return the application by Friday, March 31, 2023, to Jenna Ellis, Chairperson of the Scholarship CommitteeEmail:  jenna.r.weaver@gmail.com

The Sarasota Orchid Society Scholarship-HS Scholarship Application

The Sarasota Orchid Society Scholarship-HS Eligibility Requirements


Important Information

What high schools does this scholarship apply to? All
Number of Available Awards: 2
Intended Major: Natural science field of study such as horticulture, botany, environmental science, or landscape design
Scholarship Criteria: Major, merit-based
Scholarship Location: Local
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Minimum SAT Score:
Minimum ACT Score:
Is the scholarship renewable? Yes
How to Renew: Reapply for college scholarship with minimum 3.0 GPA and enrolled in at least 12 credit hours
Is an essay required? Yes
Are service hours required? Yes

Organization Information

Jenna Ellis
P.O. Box 19895
Sarasota, FL

Additional Information

Ethnic Background:
National Origin:
Student Groups:
Residency: Sarasota or Manatee County
Grades: 12th
Class Rank: