Applications for scholarships are now closed until 2018.
Applicants receiving a scholarship will be notified via email by June 15, 2017.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017
To apply for a Gulf Coast scholarship, you must:
- be a resident of Sarasota County, Charlotte County, or Boca Grande
- plan to or already attend an accredited postsecondary institution for the 2017-18 academic year
- meet the minimum GPA requirement and other criteria specified in the application
For more information, please visit our FAQ page.
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 over $6.7 million in promising students through scholarships.
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. For questions regarding our scholarships, please view our scholarships FAQS. Scholarships are awarded from more than 50 different charitable funds administered by Gulf Coast, including:
* indicates a healthcare-related scholarship