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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.

Florida Retired Educators Foundation Scholarship

Organization: Florida Retired Educators Foundation (FREF)
Deadline: 1/20/22
Amount: $1,000
Statewide scholarship opportunity for graduating seniors who wish to become teachers in Florida. The recipient will be expected to teach in a state-accredited public or private school in Florida for at least one year, following graduation.

Frank and Ellen Daveler Educational Scholarship

Organization: Community Foundation of Collier County
Deadline: 2/14/22
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.

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.

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”

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program

Organization: The Jackie Robinson Foundation
Deadline: 1/12/22 5 PM EST
Award: $30,000 over four years
Nationwide scholarship opportunity for graduating minority seniors showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need.

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.

Mensa Education & Research Foundation Scholarship Program

Organization: Mensa Education and Research Foundation
Deadline: 1/15/22
Award: Varies
Nationwide opportunity for graduating high school seniors planning to enroll in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning in the 2021-2022 school year.

National Honor Society Scholarship

Organization: National Honors Society
Deadline: 12/1/21 1 PM EST
Award: $3,200 – $25,000
High school seniors who are active National Honor Society (NHS) members in good standing of an affiliated NHS chapter are eligible to apply.

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.

Roger Dearing Heart of the Arts Award

Organization: Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA)
Deadline: 1/12/22
Award: $1,500
Individuals from an FHSAA member high school including students, adults, or a group associated with the school’s performing arts program can be nominated.

Roger Dearing Spirit of Sport Award

Organization: Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA)
Deadline: 1/12/22
Award: $1,500
Individuals from an FHSAA member high school including students, adults, or a group associated with the school’s athletic program can be nominated.

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.

Sarasota Retired Educators Scholarship

Organization: Sarasota Retired Educators Association (SREA)
Deadline: 2/11/22
Award: $500 – $1,000
Local scholarship opportunity for graduating seniors who wish to become teachers in Florida. The recipient will be expected to teach in a state-accredited public or private school in Florida for at least one year, following graduation.

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.

US JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship

Organization: JCI Senators Foundation of Florida
Deadline: 1/14/22
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.

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