New College offers scholarship funding to nearly 100% of undergraduate students.
Scholarships = Affordability
The opportunity to graduate debt free, together with New College’s rigorous academic programs, is why Joshua Ingram chose NCF over big name universities.
How it works
Your admission application serves as your application for our guaranteed scholarships. Learn more about these and additional application-based scholarships below.
If you qualify for more than one scholarship, we will choose the best one for you (unless the scholarship indicates it may “stack”). You must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident alien, or eligible noncitizen to qualify. All scholarships are subject to renewal requirements, and to availability of funding. Undergraduate institutional funding is not available to students who already hold a bachelor’s or advanced degree.
Additional Scholarship Resources
In addition to New College's guaranteed scholarships for incoming students, we encourage applicants and admitted students to research additional scholarships.
Anna Maria Island Privateers Scholarship – local students only.
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County Scholarships – Local students only. Scholarships are available to all students pursuing higher education and designed to satisfy a wide variety of academic interests and fields. Scholarship applications are divided between students under 24 years of age and students 24 years of age or older.
Education Foundation of Sarasota County – Education Foundation is an organization exclusively dedicated to supporting and providing services to students and teachers in Sarasota County Schools. Among those services is an extensive list highlighting local, regional and national scholarships.
Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections Scholarship – Applicants must be registered voters in Florida, have lived in the state for at least the preceding two years, have maintained at least a “C” average and submit their application in the county in which the student is registered to vote. Applicants must have been accepted or enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited college or university in Florida and must be at least a junior in college. Students who apply must be either a Political Science, Public/Business Administration, or Journalism/Mass Communication AOC.
Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee– The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee awards education scholarships for students who identify as Jewish, as well as select scholarships for students of other faiths. Eligible applicants must have resided in Sarasota or Manatee county full-time for at least two years. One of the primary considerations for these scholarships is financial need.
Johnson Scholarship – The Johnson Scholarship, funded by the Johnson Scholarship Foundation, is a competitively awarded program, which is available to undergraduate students with disabilities enrolled in a State University System of Florida (SUS) institution. Students must meet the following requirements to be considered for scholarship selection:
- Be a Florida resident for tuition purposes;
- Be seeking a first baccalaureate degree;
- Complete a Theodore R. and Vivian M. Johnson Scholarship Application;
- Meet academic requirements;
- Provide documentation of the nature and/or extent of a disability, and
- Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)/institutional need. Submit a FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA form by the required deadline at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. Confirm that the Federal School Code for your university is designated so that the university has access to your results in assessing a student’s unmet financial need.
Longboat Key Garden Club Scholarship – The Longboat Key Garden Club offers educational scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $10,000. Applicants must be college Juniors, Seniors or above, who are majoring in environmental studies or another subject pertaining to Longboat Key Garden Club objectives. Applicants must be Florida residents.
Manasota ASALH Scholarship – To receive a scholarship from Manasota ASALH, Black students must be in their senior year in a school in Sarasota or Manatee counties, have earned a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average, and demonstrate leadership in their school and community.
Manatee Democratic Women’s Club of Florida – This organization offers educational scholarships for Manatee County residents who are registered Democrats.
National Council of Jewish Women – Sarasota/Manatee Chapter – The Sarasota-Manatee section of NCJW offers need-based scholarships for non-traditional students enrolled in a post-secondary academic program. These scholarships are for non-traditional students who have returned to school after a hiatus and need financial assistance to reach their goals. Eligible students must be permanent residents of Sarasota or Manatee County.
Sarasota Chapter of ABWA (American Business Women’s Association) The ABWA offers a $2,000 Impact Scholarship for female residents of Sarasota or Manatee counties, who are going to school in Sarasota or Manatee County. For more information, please contact [email protected].
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
Sarasota Founders Garden Club – This organization offers $2,500 scholarships for rising junior or senior studying environmental issues or any natural science subject.
Sarasota Succulent Society – This organization has scholarship offerings for students studying horticulture, botany, or related subjects.
William G. & Marie Selby Foundation Scholarship – The Selbys were very interested in helping local students with limited financial means pursue a higher education, with the goal of not only achieving a meaningful career, but also of helping their community. Today, “Selby Scholars” are undergraduate students with exceptional potential who embrace the Selby’s values of leadership and service. These awards are renewable, with certain requirements, for the four years the student is enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university. If you do not have a Student Aid Report due to immigration status, please contact Scholarships Manager, Molly Swift [email protected].
Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Disability Scholarship This scholarship was established as part of the Buckfire, P.C. law firm’s commitment to helping students with disabilities or injuries who are in need of financial assistance in order to achieve their academic goals. Their committee will be selecting one winner to be awarded $1,000.00. Applications are open to students of any age with any type of disability who are enrolled in an accredited college or university. There is no fee to apply.
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship The JRF scholarship is awarded to outstanding high school graduates who plan to earn a baccalaureate degree from an accredited, four-year college or university. Additional fellowships are given to JRF Scholars to pursue opportunities to work and study abroad (Rachel Robinson International Fellowship) and for post-graduate education (Extra Innings Fellowship).
Marshall-Motley Scholars Program Currently seeking applicants who will be first-year, full-time law students to begin in Fall 2023. MMSP is a comprehensive lawyer development program guarantees a debt-free educational experience as well as internships, fellowships, and trainings to aspiring civil rights attorneys who will work to pursue racial justice on behalf of Black communities in the South. Scholars who demonstrate a commitment to this mission will be provided: A full law school scholarship for tuition, room and board, and incidentals; Summer internships with national and regional civil rights organizations; Two-year postgraduate fellowship at civil rights law organizations in the South; and Access to special trainings sponsored by LDF. In return, the Scholars will commit to serving as civil rights lawyers based in the South, engaged in a law practice focused on achieving racial justice for 8 years following the conclusion of their fellowship. The MMSP will continue to offer support for the newly emerging civil rights lawyers as they develop their practice and form a distinguished regional network of legal practitioners.
The Sallie Mae Fund The Sallie Mae Fund’s Bridging the Dream Scholarship program is for High School Seniors. This scholarship helps make the dream of higher education a reality for outstanding high school seniors from historically underserved communities.
Current students can apply for the Completing the Dream Scholarship, at www.salliemae.com/landing/completing-the-dream. This scholarship provides a one-time scholarship for current students who are facing financial difficulties in order to help them complete their post-secondary education program.
- 5 Scholarships for Refugees (via Human Rights Careers)
- CAPPEX – Finding college scholarships for college students can be a lengthy process — you’ll want to apply to as many as possible to really build up your nest egg. You can get started today by making an account and searching our extensive scholarships database!
- The Community Foundation of Sarasota County Scholarships – local students only. Scholarships are available to all students pursuing higher education and designed to satisfy a wide variety of academic interests and fields. Scholarship applications are divided between students under 24 years of age and students 24 years of age or older.
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund – Must be of Hispanic heritage and a U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA.
- MALDEF Scholarship Resources – Throughout our 50-year history, MALDEF has supported the next generation of civil rights advocates for the Latino community. MALDEF offers a Scholarship Resource Guide for high school, college, and graduate students; and a Law School Scholarship Program for law students.
- Scholarships for Immigrants and Refugees (by USAHello) – This is a link to a number of additional resources that are either specifically for DACA and undocumented students, or that accept applications from undocumented and/or DACA students.
- William G. & Marie Selby Foundation Scholarship – The Selbys were very interested in helping local students with limited financial means pursue a higher education, with the goal of not only achieving a meaningful career, but also of helping their community. Today, “Selby Scholars” are undergraduate students with exceptional potential who embrace Selby’s values of leadership and service. These awards are renewable, with certain requirements, for the four years the student is enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university. If you do not have a Student Aid Report due to immigration status, please contact Scholarships Manager, Kiarra Womack ([email protected]).
The New College Center for Career Engagement and Opportunity is another great resource on campus. There you can find:
- Diversity and Inclusion Opportunities by Field
- Fellowships by Field
- Scholarships by Field
- And more!