Now Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2023-24 School Year

We are now accepting applications for our 2023-24 scholarship program. Prospective applicants may go here to review scholarship requirements and complete the online application. The deadline to apply is March 3, 2023, and scholarship awards will be announced in late spring.

“At Gulf Coast Community Foundation, we envision thriving communities with opportunities for all and our scholarships provide students of all ages the ability to pursue their dreams of a better life through education. Together with our donors, we have invested more than $10 million to bright, deserving students who now have a path to learn, grow, and succeed,” said Mark Pritchett, President|CEO of Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

Through its annual scholarship program, we assist students of all ages in pursuing higher education at accredited two- and four-year colleges, universities, or technical schools. Applicants must reside in Sarasota County, Charlotte County, or Boca Grande, and they must plan to attend a qualifying postsecondary institution during the 2023-24 academic year.

We award scholarships from over 60 scholarship funds that we administer, including many established by donors to support particular fields of study or assist students from specific schools or communities. Candidates can complete a single application to be considered for all scholarship opportunities for which they qualify.

Since establishing its scholarship program in 1997, we have awarded more than $10 million in scholarships to help students pursue their dreams of higher education. Last year, we awarded 560 scholarships totaling close to $667,000 to deserving local students.


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