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Matching Students with Their Dreams

Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s scholarship program helps students of all ages pursue their dreams of a better life—for themselves and their families—through education. At the same time, it ensures that our region prepares the skilled workforce we need for the future. Since 1997, together with our donors, we have invested more than $8 million in promising students through scholarships.

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Gulf Coast awards scholarships to assist students from Sarasota County, Charlotte County, and Boca Grande in pursuing higher education at accredited postsecondary institutions (universities, two- and four-year colleges, and technical schools). 

Scholarship funds established by our donors reflect their individual interests and values. They may be designated to support a particular field of study, to assist students from a specific community or school, and more. To learn about establishing a scholarship fund, go here.

Our annual scholarship application is typically available early in the calendar year, and scholarships awards are announced in late spring. Scholarships are awarded from more than 50 different charitable funds administered by Gulf Coast, including:

  • American Association of University Women Venice Scholarship
  • Michael Bingamen Memorial Scholarship
  • Bogart and Daugherty Technology Scholarship
  • Patricia Bradley Scholarship
  • Wellington Chen, M.D. Student Healthcare Scholarship *
  • William and Karen Cornelius Scholarship
  • George F. Dignam Memorial Scholarship
  • Tom and Annette Dignam Family Trust Scholarship
  • Philip B. Dobrin, MD Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • David Dunbar Scholarship for the Arts
  • Lloyd J. Dunn Memorial Scholarship
  • Englewood Masonic Lodge #360 Scholarship Trust
  • Englewood United Methodist Men’s Fellowship Scholarship
  • Englewood Youth Foundation Scholarship
  • Englewood Youth Foundation Frances B. Concordia Memorial Scholarship
  • Englewood Youth Foundation Janet E. and Henry J.G. Davis Memorial Scholarship
  • Englewood Youth Foundation Nick Pihowicz Memorial Scholarship
  • Anthony Forsthoefel Scholarship
  • Marian Graves Scholarship
  • Gulf Coast Community Foundation Scholarship
  • Arthur E. Gulick, M.D. Vocational Scholarship
  • Robin Knapp Gullotta Soccer Scholarship
  • Amy Lee Haffner Scholarship
  • Grace Herrmann Nursing Scholarship *
  • Charles S. Herron Jr., M.D. Student Healthcare Scholarship *
  • Helen L. Iler/Herbert A. Brobst Scholarship
  • Arne and Dorothy Iversen Scholarship
  • L. A. Ainger Jr. High School Scholarship
  • Lemon Bay American Legion Scholarship
  • Lemon Bay High School Mary B. Conwell Scholarship
  • Lemon Bay High School Virginia Preston Memorial Scholarship
  • Lemon Bay High School Walter J. McCormick, Jr. Scholarship
  • Lemon Bay Sunrise Rotary Scholarship
  • Margaret D. Lincoln Scholarship Fund
  • Joseph and Dina Marshall Scholarship
  • Mission Valley Country Club Scholarship in Memory of Paul Peters Jr.
  • Richard M. Morrison, M.D. Student Healthcare Scholarship *
  • North Port Community Scholarship
  • Robert E. Schill Nursing Scholarship *
  • Robert and Ida Shelton Scholarship
  • Arthur E. and Audre B. Smith Scholarship
  • Ann Brown Spaulding Scholarship
  • Marion B. Thompson Scholarship
  • Toledo Blade Scholarship
  • Venice High School Scholarship
  • Venice High School Dein Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County Scholarship
  • Venice High School Wayne L. Lechlitner Memoral Scholarship
  • Venice High School Richard E. Martin Memorial Scholarship
  • Venice High School Rotary Futures Dan Parrett Citizenship Scholarship
  • Venice High School Rotary Futures Venice Family YMCA Scholarship
  • Harry and Joyce Wachter Business Scholarship
  • Helen Wedding Vocational Scholarship
  • Christopher L. Woiak Memorial Scholarship for Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Yates Family Scholarship
  • Geri and Ron Yonover Scholarship


* indicates a healthcare-related scholarship

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