Scholarships

Are you looking for the right scholarships to help pay for your education beyond high school? We’re here to help. On this page, you can search our database of scholarships that fit your unique needs and experiences.

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American Legion Scholarships

Organization: The American Legion
Deadline: Varies
Award: Varies
Various scholarship opportunities available including the American Legion Legacy, Baseball, Samsung, National High School Oratorical Contest, Eagle Scout of the Year, Junior Shooting Sports Scholarship.

C. Valentine Bates Memorial HOPE Scholarship

Organization: Florida State Elks Association
Deadline: 1/10/22
Award: $3,000 – $10,000
Students who demonstrated leadership through participation in school activities, community service, and citizenship and maintained a minimum of a 2.3 to 3.3 un-weighted GPA. Students with an un-weighted GPA above 3.3 CANNOT apply.

Chick-fil-A Remarkable Futures Scholarships

Organization: Chick-fil-A
Deadline: 10/28/21
Award: $1,000 – $25,000
Employees of Chick-fil-A can are eligible to apply for two different scholarships to be used at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or technical/vocational school.

Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

Organization: The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Deadline: 10/31/21 4:00 PM EST
Award: $20,000
Nationwide achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors with capacity to lead, serve and make an impact on their schools and communities.

Elks Legacy Awards Scholarships

Organization: Elks National Foundation
Deadline: 2/7/22
Award: $1,000
Nationwide 4-year renewable scholarship available to children and grandchildren of Elks members.

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

Organization: Florida Department of Education
Deadline: By high school graduation
Award: Varies
Eligible students may qualify for one of the following scholarships – Florida Academic Scholars Award (FAS), Florida Medallion Scholars Award (FMS), Florida Gold Seal CAPE Scholarship (GSC) or the Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholarship (GSV).

Florida Eastern Star Grant Program

Organization: Florida Eastern Star
Deadline: 1/1/22
Award: Varies
Statewide scholarship for Florida seniors planning to attend college and willing to submit an essay on the topic of What Does The Constitution Of The United States Mean To Me. 

Florida P.E.O. Scholarship

Organization: Florida Philanthropic Educational Organization
Deadline: 1/15/22
Award: $2,500
Available to female seniors who are Florida residents with a minimum 3.0 GPA and financial need who plan to pursue undergraduate study at a Florida college or university.

Freedom Essay Contest

Organization: Sons of the American Revolution Saramana Chapter
Deadline: Intent to compete deadline 9/14/21, essay deadline 10/29/21
Award: $10,000
Local essay contest with cash award open to all public, private and home school high school students (grades 9-12) in the Manatee and Sarasota county school districts.

Golden Door Scholarship

Organization: Golden Door Scholars
Deadline: 10/4/21
Award: 4 years tuition, room and board
Nationwide undergraduate scholarship program available to students who have DACA, TPS or undocumented status and are not eligible for in-state tuition or federal funding.

Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest

Organization: Volunteer Florida
Deadline: 10/11/21
Award: 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship
Statewide essay contest for grades 4-12 on “Celebrating Hispanic-American Community Leaders and Champions”

Launching Leaders in the Arts Awards Program

Organization: National League of American Pen Women Sarasota Branch
Deadline: 3/5/21
Award: $250 – $2,000
Seniors in public schools in Sarasota and Manatee County are eligible. Competition categories include Visual Arts, Letters (Writing) and Music.

Lindsey Maibach Scholarship Fund

Organization: Lindsey Maibach Memorial
Deadline: 4/12/22
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 who are planning to attend a community or four-year college are eligible.

Lou Komarov Memorial Scholarship

Organization: Lou Komorov Memorial
Deadline: 3/25/22
Award: $1,500
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.

Manasota ASALH Scholarship Program

Organization: Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)
Deadline: 2/15/22
Award: $1,000 – $3,000
African American students in Sarasota or Manatee counties with minimum 3.0 grade point average and demonstrated leadership in their school and community are eligible.

Oaks Women’s Club Scholarship

Organization: Oaks Womens Club (OWC)
Deadline: 1/27/22
Award: $5,000
Available to female students attending any Sarasota County School graduating in 2022.

QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship

Organization: QuestBridge
Deadline: 9/28/21
Award: up tp $200,000
Nationwide scholarship for academically outstanding high school seniors from households earning less than $65,000/year for a typical family of four.

Sandra K. Lacey Scholarship

Organization: William G. and Marie Selby Foundation
Deadline: Rolling
Award: Varies
Local scholarship for Sarasota County residents with severe and profound hearing loss.

Sarasota LIONS Club Scholarship

Organization: Sarasota LIONS Club
Deadline: 3/1/22
Award: $1,000
Local renewable scholarship for Sarasota County graduating seniors who plan to enter a technical school, a community college or a 4-year college with financial need and a personal/family history of eye issues or a disability.

Southern Scholarship Foundation

Organization: Southern Scholarship Foundation
Deadline: 2022 Spring Semester is 11/1/21
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.

The Cooke College Scholarship Program

Organization: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Deadline: 11/18/21
Award: Varies
Nationwide undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with a minimum 3.5 GPA and financial need planning to attend a 4-year college in Fall 2022.

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