Private scholarships

A list of online scholarship search engines and resources.

Private Scholarships

The Office of Financial Aid encourages students to search for private scholarship funding in addition to scholarships offered by our institution. As most legitimate scholarship providers do not require an application fee of any kind, we advise you to never pay an organization a fee to be considered for a scholarship.

You may use these online scholarship search engines and resources. We have also established a New College Financial Aid Facebook page and twitter account where we post any outside scholarships that come to our attention.

You can like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @NCFinAid for up-to-date reminders about scholarship deadlines and resources.


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Local Scholarships

Women Contemporary Artists of Sarasota – $1000 scholarship grant to a female student who shows commitment and dedication to continue her academic focus in the visual arts and the study of studio arts. This year they are focusing on students at New College only.

National Council of Jewish Women – Sarasota/Manatee Chapter – for students of any gender who have returned to school after a hiatus and need financial assistance to reach their goals. You must be a permanent resident of Sarasota or Manatee county.

Sarasota County Women Re-entry Scholarship – from Venice Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) – call 941-492-2440 for application information – for women re-entering college after a period of being out of school

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County Scholarship – local students only

Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections Scholarship – Political Science AOC, Juniors, Registered to vote. Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent is accepting applications for a $1,200 scholarship to be awarded by the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE) this year. Additional eligibility requirements are listed on the application and in the scholarship guidelines, which are available online at . Applications may also be picked up at the SOE office, 101 S Washington Blvd, 7th Fl, Sarasota.  Mail to Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections.

Ringling Chapter of ABWA (American Business Women’s Association) Impact Scholarship female residents of Sarasota or Manatee County going to school in Sarasota or Manatee County; if interested contact

Longboat Key Garden Club Scholarship – Juniors studying environmental issues, contact Financial Aid office for more details.

Manatee Democratic Women’s Club of Florida – for Manatee County residents that are registered Democrats; contact Financial Aid office for more details.

William G. Selby and Marie Selby Foundation – personal essay – local students only

Anna Maria Island Privateers Scholarship – local students only

Johnson Scholarship Foundation – students with disabilities – essay-based

Sarasota Garden Club – $4,000 – Sarasota County residents, juniors studying environmental issues or any natural science subject, applications due April 1st, available in the Financial Aid Office