Scholarships

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US JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship

Organization: JCI Senators Foundation of Florida
Deadline: 1/22/21
Award: $500 – $1,000
Graduating high school seniors in the United States who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools are eligible.

The Coolidge Scholarship

Organization: Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation
Deadline: 1/20/21
Award: Varies
Nationwide unconditional merit based scholarship available to Juniors class of 2022.

Teeja Service Through the Arts Award

Organization: TeamUP Volunteer & Partnership Council
Deadline: 2/1/21
Award: $1,000
Sarasota County graduating seniors 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.

Suncoast Music Scholarships

Organization: Sarasota Music Club and Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota
Deadline: 3/31/21
Award: $250 – $3,000
Music education scholarships for 10th through 12th grade music students who reside in Sarasota or Manatee County and quality through competition.

Suncoast Credit Union Scholars Scholarship

Organization: Suncoast Credit Union Foundation
Deadline: 3/1/21
Award: $2,000
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 are eligible.

SunCoast Blood Centers Scholarship

Organization:
Deadline: 4/16/21
Award: $500
Open to high school students in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties who donate and/or volunteer with SunCoast Blood Centers in their senior year.

St. Andrew Scottish Scholarship

Organization: St. Andrew Scottish Society
Deadline: 3/6/21
Award: Varies
Academically qualified Sarasota or Manatee County seniors who plan to enroll in College in 2021 and are of Scottish descent or have current Scottish involvement.

Southern Scholarship Foundation

Organization: Southern Scholarship Foundation
Deadline: 2021 Fall Semester is 4/1/21
Award: Room and Board
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.

Selby Scholar Program

Organization: William G. and Marie Selby Foundation
Deadline: 3/23/21
Award: $3,500 – $7,000
Graduating high school senior and/or an AA/AS degree student from a school in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, or Sarasota County demonstrating financial need and pursuing a 4-year undergraduate degree.

Sarasota Retired Educators Scholarship

Organization: Sarasota Retired Educators Association (SREA)
Deadline: 2/12/21
Award: $500 – $1,000
Seniors who wish to become teachers in Florida are eligible. The recipient will be expected to teach in a state-accredited public or private school in Florida for at least one year, following graduation.

Roohi Photography Portrait Experience and Scholarship

Organization: Roohi Photography
Deadline: 1/29/21
Award: $1,000 and senior portrait experience
The Senior Portrait Experience and Scholarship is for 2021 Seniors who have NOT had senior portraits taken and have shown dedication to school, job and/or their community.

Peace River Electric Scholarships

Organization: Peace River Electric Cooperative
Deadline: 2/28/21
Award: $2,000 – $4,000
Students living in Peace River Electric Cooperative (PRECO) service area are eligible.

Oaks Women’s Club Scholarship

Organization: Oaks Womens Club (OWC)
Deadline: 1/29/21
Award: $5,000
Available to female students attending any Sarasota County School graduating in 2021.

Military Scholar Scholarships

Organization: Fisher House Foundation
Deadline: 2/17/21
Award: $2,000
Nationwide scholarship for dependent children of an active duty, reserve, or retired member of military.

Matthew Carter Scholarship

Organization: Gamma Xi Boulé Foundation Inc.
Deadline: 4/16/21
Award: $4,000
Graduating minority seniors with a financial-need in Sarasota and Manatee Counties are eligible.

Mary Fran Carroll Traditional Scholarship

Organization: Catholic Community Foundation of Southwest Florida, Inc.
Deadline: 3/1/21
Award: $3,000
Must be residents of Sarasota County and current high school seniors or recent graduates (within the last two years) from Catholic, private or public high schools in Sarasota County.

Manasota Track Club Scholarship

Organization: Manasota Track Club
Deadline: 2/28/21
Award: Varies
Local scholarship for high school seniors who are residents of Sarasota County and has participated in High School Cross Country and/or Track.

Manasota ASALH Scholarship Program

Organization: Association for the Study of African American Life and History
Deadline: 2/15/20
Award: $1,000 – $3,000
African American students in Sarasota or Manatee counties with min 3.0 grade point average and demonstrated leadership in their school and community are eligible.

Lou Komarov Memorial Scholarship

Organization: Lou Komorov Memorial
Deadline: 3/26/21
Award: $1,000
Available to Sarasota County seniors who have a minimum 3.5 grade point average and demonstrates financial need, academic record, character, and the ability to overcome challenges.

Lindsey Maibach Scholarship Fund

Organization: Lindsey Maibach Memorial
Deadline: 4/14/21
Award: $2,500
Seniors at BHS, NPHS, RHS, SHS or VHS with a minimum 2.4 and a max of 2.90 cumulative unweighted GPA are eligible.

Lilly Kaighin Award

Organization: TeamUP Volunteer & Partnership Council
Deadline: 2/1/21
Award: $1,000
Sarasota County graduating seniors who have implemented an original community service project are eligible.

Launching Leaders in the Arts Awards Program

Organization: National League of American Pen Women Sarasota Branch
Deadline: 2/2/21
Award: $100 – $2,500
Seniors in public schools in Sarasota and Manatee County are eligible. Competition categories include Visual Arts, Letters (Writing) and Music.

Kappa Alpha Psi Scholarship

Organization: The Sarasota (FL) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. In Assoc. With Sarasota-Bradenton Kappa Alpha Psi Project Guide Right, Inc. Foundation
Deadline: 1/24/21
Award: TBD
Local scholarship for male graduating senior from Manatee or Sarasota counties.

Jazz Club of Sarasota Scholarship

Organization: Jazz Club of Sarasota
Deadline: 4/1/21
Award: Varies
All high, school and current college students in Sarasota and Manatee Counties who plan to pursue jazz studies in college are eligible, auditions are required.

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program

Organization: The Jackie Robinson Foundation
Deadline: 2/1/21
Award: $30,000 over four years
Nationwide scholarship opportunity for graduating minority seniors showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need.

In-Demand Careers Scholars Program for Juniors

Organization: Education Foundation of Sarasota County
Deadline: 2/5/21
Award: Florida Prepaid 2-year state college scholarship covering tuitiion
Local scholarship for Juniors Class of 2022 attending NPHS, RHS, or SHS enrolled in specific CTE courses, recipient would earn a Florida Prepaid 2-year state college scholarship covering tuition upon completion of program at end of senior year.

Horizon Award

Organization: The Southern Association of College Admission Counseling (SACAC)
Deadline: 1/22/21
Award: $500 – $1,000
Nationwide Scholarship available to graduating seniors in a Southern Association For College Admission Counseling (SACAC) member region.

HonorsGradU Scholarship

Organization: Honors Graduation
Deadline: June 28, 2021
Award: $10,000
Nationwide project based scholarship available to graduating seniors.

Gulf Coast Italian Culture Society, Inc.

Organization: Gulf Coast Italian Culture Society
Deadline: 2/27/21
Award: $1,000
Sarasota County students with full or partial Italian ancestry and scholastic merit are eligible.

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Scholarships

Organization: Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Deadline: 3/4/21
Award: Varies
Students from Sarasota County, Charlotte County, and Boca Grande pursuing higher education at universities, two- and four-year colleges, and technical schools are eligible. Several scholarship opportunities available with various focus areas.

GFWC Woman’s Club of Sarasota, Inc.

Organization: General Federation of Womens Clubs Florida
Deadline: 3/10/21
Award: $1,000
All Sarasota County students eligible with demonstrated financial need.

FSU Service Scholar Program

Organization: FSU The Center for Leadership & Social Change
Deadline: 1/22/21
Award: $3,000
For students attending FSU with outstanding community service.

Freeman Orthodontics Inspiration Awards

Organization: TeamUP Volunteer & Partnership Council
Deadline: 2/1/21
Amount: $1,000
Sarasota County graduating seniors who have inspired others by overcoming unique and challenging circumstances are eligible. Must be nominated by a guidance counselor or teacher with the approval of their principal.

Frank and Ellen Daveler Educational Scholarship

Organization: Community Foundation of Collier County
Deadline: 2/1/21
Award: $1,000
High School senior residing in specified Fl Counties including Sarasota and Manatee with financial need and pursing a 4-year degree in Entrepreneurship and/or Business fields and other non-specified majors.

Florida Engineering Society Scholarships

Organization: Florida Engineering Society
Deadline: 2/12/21
Award: $3,000
Statewide scholarships for high school seniors interesting in pursuing an engineering degree in college.

Elks Legacy Awards Scholarship

Organization: Elks National Foundation
Deadline: 2/5/21
Award: $1,000 – $4,000
Nationwide scholarship available through a local Elks Lodge, must be children and grandchildren of Elks members.

Community Foundation of Sarasota Scholarships

Organization: Community Foundation of Sarasota County
Deadline: 3/1/21
Award: Varies
Students from Sarasota, Manatee, DeSoto, or Charlotte counties pursuing or planning to pursue further education at an accredited university, community college, technical school, or certification program are eligible. Students will complete one general application. Over 70 scholarship opportunities available.

College Board Opportunity Scholarships

Organization: College Board
Deadline: 2/28/81
Award: $500- $2,000
Nationwide program awarding students scholarships for completing college planning steps online.

Bette Woodson Award

Organization: TeamUP Volunteer & Partnership Council
Deadline: 2/1/21
Award: $1,000
Sarasota County graduating seniors who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to providing service within our community as verified by the narrative and evidence submitted with the application.

Auxiliary of Doctors Hospital: Health Careers Scholarship

Organization: Auxiliary of Doctors Hospital
Deadline: 4/15/21
Award: Varies
Sarasota County high school seniors in financial need intending to pursue a career in the healthcare field at a college/university or vocational technical institute are eligible.

Arts for Life! Scholarship

Organization: Arts for Life
Deadline: 2/1/21
Award: $1,000
Statewide scholarship for high school seniors in Florida who demonstrate excellence in creative writing, dance, drama, music or visual art,

Andrew Monroe Memorial Scholarship

Organization: Community Foundation of Sarasota County
Deadline: 3/15/21
Award: $1,000
Senior soccer players in Sarasota County who plan to attend college, university or technical Institute.

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