Scholarship Application Open Now

Gulf Coast Community Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2021-22 scholarship program. Prospective applicants may review scholarship requirements and complete the online application here. The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 4.

                Through its annual scholarship program, Gulf Coast Community Foundation assists 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 2021-22 academic year.

Booker High School Scholarship Recipients

                Gulf Coast awards scholarships from nearly 60 scholarship funds it administers, 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.

                Last year, the foundation awarded 527 scholarships totaling more than $600,000 to deserving local students. Since establishing its scholarship program in 1997, Gulf Coast has awarded nearly $9 million in scholarships to help students pursue their dreams of higher education.


Celebrating the Arts

Published: Thanks in large to philanthropy, arts organizations have been able to continue to inspire our community in unique ways despite cancellations and complications due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many local arts organizations have risen to the challenge and continue to amaze, with creative solutions, innovation, and inspiration.

A Different Kind of Season

Published: The following guest column by Gulf Coast President|CEO Mark Pritchett appeared in the February 20 edition of SRQ Daily. He highlights the creativity and resiliency of our region's vibrant arts community.

Critical Legal Housing Services for Those Hit Hardest by Pandemic

Published: A recent grant from the joint COVID-19 Response Initiative of Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation is helping Gulfcoast Legal Services to provide community members the legal housing support they need.