Education Foundation of Sarasota County Provides Scholarship Database and Jump Start Scholarships

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As students across Sarasota County Schools learn that they have been accepted to colleges and technical training programs, many are now trying to find ways to pay for their education after high school. The Education Foundation of Sarasota County hosts a scholarship database on its website, which students can use to find numerous opportunities. The Education Foundation is also accepting applications for Jump Start Scholarships, which help low-income students pay for their first year of college or technical training. To help students more easily find ways to pay for education after high school, the Education Foundation hosts a scholarship database on its website. Students can use this database to find many local scholarships as well as some statewide and even national funding opportunities. The database is a one-stop shop for scholarships. The Education Foundation has established relationships with local organizations and partners so that it can provide accurate, up-to-date information that students can use as they search for scholarships that fit their needs, experiences, and backgrounds. There are currently over 50 scholarships listed, though numbers vary throughout the year. Through its partnership with Sarasota County Schools, the Education Foundation also provides regular updates to high school counselors and advisors, increasing awareness of new scholarship opportunities and upcoming deadlines in area high schools. The Education Foundation’s scholarship database can be accessed here: edfoundationsrq.org/scholarships. In addition to hosting its scholarship database, the Education Foundation is accepting applications for its Jump Start Scholarships. These scholarships, for low-income students, cover 30 credit hours at the Florida state college tuition rate, providing as much as $3,400 in support. Students can apply here: edfoundationsrq.org/jumpstart. Thanks to a generous gift, the Education Foundation launched these scholarships during the 2021 – 2022 school. The Education Foundation partners with the Florida Prepaid College Foundation to provide 75 low-income students with one-year Florida Prepaid College Foundation Scholarships. Students who receive a Jump Start Scholarship can attend free workshops in areas such as financial aid, life skills, and career explorations. These workshops help students get ready for life after high school. All low-income high school seniors in Sarasota County Schools with a cumulative, unweighted GPA of 2.5 or higher who plan to enroll full time at a Florida technical college, state college, or state university are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply for a Jump Start Scholarships is March 31, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. Students who need help completing their Jump Start Scholarship application can get one-on-one assistance through the Education Foundation. They can contact Heather Ferrigno, scholarship manager, at hferrigno@edfoundationsrq.org.

 

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