Private Scholarship Opportunities

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.

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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 Succulent Society – THREE scholarships for students studying horticulture, botany, or related subjects. Two scholarships are in the amount of $750, and the third is in the amount of $350. Applications are due by April 10th. Find more information and download the application form at:…/information.php

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 Scholarships – local students only

Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections Scholarship – Political Science AOC, juniors, registered to vote. Sarasota County and Manatee County supervisors of elections are 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 Sarasota office, 101 S. Washington Blvd., 7th Fl, Sarasota, or at the Manatee office at 600 301 Blvd. W, Suite 108, Bradenton. Application due March 29, 2019.

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

Longboat Key Garden Club Scholarship – $2,000 to $4,000. Juniors or seniors studying environmental issues, must be Florida resident, 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 Founders Garden Club – $2,500 for a rising junior or senior studying environmental issues or any natural science subject, applications due March 31, 2020.

Barancik Access Leadership Scholarship – Access Leadership is a New College program created to engage and support high potential talent from underrepresented populations. The Access Leadership Initiative and the Barancik Scholarship were created in 2020, funded by a grant from the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation. It is intended to reduce or eliminate financial barriers that might otherwise prevent a student with ties to the Sarasota or Manatee county area from benefitting from the exceptional preparation for future success and leadership that a New College education can provide. Scholarship amounts: up to $7500 for students residing on campus, up to $2500 for students residing off campus. Amounts for scholarship funding may vary each year, according to other gift aid in the student financial aid package, and annual eligibility for need-based gift aid as determined by the FAFSA. Total financial aid package may not exceed the Cost of Attendance. Scholarship application due date is May 15, 2020 for first time in college students, June 7, 2020 for transfer students. Application instructions have been emailed to all applicants and admits. For more information, contact or call 941-487-5000 option 2.