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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ALSO Youth Scholarship

Organization: ALSO Youth
Deadline: 5/30/21
Award: $500
LGBTQ+ youth in Sarasota or Manatee Counties under the age of 22 who are seeking to attend a continuing education institution in the field of their choice are eligible.

Andrew Monroe Memorial Scholarship

Organization: Community Foundation of Sarasota County
Deadline: 4/1/21
Award: $1,000
Senior soccer players in Sarasota County who plan to attend college, university or technical Institute.

Anne Massey Scholarship

Organization: Florida Society Colonial Dames XVII Century
Deadline: 4/1/21
Award: $500 – $1,000
Local scholarship for Sarasota or Manatee County seniors with a financial need and planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college in Florida.

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.

Dolphin Aviation Academic Scholarship

Organization: Dolphin Aviation, Inc.
Deadline: 4/30/21
Award: $2,000
Local scholarship for graduating high school students in Sarasota and Manatee counties entering college or technical school with a financial need.

Florida Prepaid Scholarship

Organization: Florida Prepaid
Deadline: 4/30/21
Award: $1,000
529 Savings Scholarships for Sarasota County public school 12th graders and K-5 elementary students.

Greg Jung Scholarship

Organization: ALSO Youth
Deadline: 5/30/21
Award: $1,000
Any high-school senior or college student in Sarasota or Manatee Counties under the age of 22 planning to pursue a degree in the field of education from a college or university is eligible.

HonorsGradU Scholarship

Organization: Honors Graduation
Deadline: 6/28/21
Award: $10,000
Nationwide project based scholarship available to graduating seniors.

Ivy Foundation Incorporated

Organization: Ivy Foundation Incorporated
Deadline: 5/6/21
Award: Varies
Local scholarship for African American female seniors graduating in Manatee and Sarasota Counties and planning to obtain a four year college degree.

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.

Jeanne Dubi Scholarship

Organization: Sarasota Audubon Society
Deadline: 5/1/21
Award: $1,000
Local scholarship for Sarasota, Manatee or Charlotte County high school seniors intending to study environmental science, wildlife biology or another related field in college.

Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Education Scholarship Program

Organization: The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee
Deadline: 4/6/21
Award: Varies
Local scholarships for Sarasota or Manatee County high school seniors of Jewish faith with financial need seeking an undergraduate degree at an accredited university, college, community college, technical school or vocational/trade school.

Linda J. Jellison and Craig T. Wedge Scholarship

Organization: Education Foundation of Sarasota County
Deadline: 3/31/21
Award: $5,000
Local scholarship for Sarasota Military Academy seniors pursuing a STEM related major at an accredited college or university in 2021 with preference given to females.

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.

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.

Michael J. Archer Memorial Fund Scholarship

Organization: Education Foundation of Sarasota County
Deadline: 4/15/21
Award: $1,000
Local scholarship for high school seniors in Sarasota County who are planning to attend a 4-year college or university in Florida and can demonstrate financial need.

Monroe Kokin Memorial Sarasota Orchid Society Scholarship

Organization: Sarasota Orchid Society
Deadline: 4/1/21
Award: $1,000
Local scholarship for Sarasota or Manatee County seniors planning to major in a natural science field of study such as horticulture, botany, environmental science, or landscape design.

Polish-American Association of Sarasota Scholarship

Organization: Polish-American Association of Sarasota
Deadline: 4/1/21
Award: TBD
Graduating seniors from Sarasota or Manatee county with a minimum 3.5 GPA and at least one parent of Polish origin/decent are eligible.

REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) Scholarship

Organization: REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM)
Deadline: 4/9/21
Award: $2,000
Local scholarship for members of RASM, their immediate family and members of the community who are continuing education or plan to attend a public or private university, college, community college or technical school.

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.

Sara De Soto Daughters of the American Revolution

Organization: Sara De Soto NSDAR
Deadline: 5/15/21
Award: $1,000
Sarasota or Manatee County students (or member of Chi Chi Okobee C.A.R. Chapter) seeking a degree from an accredited college or trade school are eligible.

Sarasota Garden Club Natural Science Scholarship

Organization: Sarasota Garden Club
Deadline: 4/1/21
Award: $3,000
Local scholarship for Sarasota County high school seniors interested in pursuing a major in natural science at an accredited college or university.

Sarasota Gator Club Scholarship

Organization: Sarasota Gator Club
Deadline: 3/31/21
Award: Varies
Local scholarship for students planning to attend the University of Florida.

SCF Excellence Award Scholarship

Organization: State College of Florida
Deadline: 4/15/21
Award: Two years tuition and fees for up to 15 credits a semester
High school seniors in Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte counties who plan to enroll at the State College of Florida in the upcoming Fall semester are eligible.

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.

State College of Florida Foundation Scholarships

Organization: State College of Florida Foundation
Deadline: 4/15/21
Award: Varies
Multiple scholarships available to Sarasota and Manatee County seniors who will be attending the State College of Florida.

Succulent Society Scholarship

Organization: Organization: Sarasota Succulent Society, Inc.
Deadline: 4/10/21
Award: $1,000
Local scholarship for graduating high school seniors primarily interested in studying botany and related disciplines in college.

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.

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.

The Mark Wandall Foundation Scholarship

Organization: The Mark Wandall Foundation
Deadline: 3/31/21
Award: Varies
Statewide scholarship for students under age 25 who are Florida residents seeking postsecondary education and who have suffered the death of a parent, sibling or guardian.

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