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.

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Local Scholarships

Anna Maria Island Privateers Scholarship – local students only.

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. The total financial aid package may not exceed the Cost of Attendance. Application instructions will be sent to all applicants and admitted students in January of 2021. For more information, contact or call 941-487-5000 option 2.

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. Applications are due March 29, 2019.

Johnson Scholarship Foundation – Applicants must be a Florida resident and are currently receiving accommodations through the Office of Disability Services.

Longboat Key Garden Club Scholarship – $2,000 to $4,000. Juniors or seniors studying environmental issues, must be a Florida resident, contact the Financial Aid office for more details.

Manasota ASALH Scholarship – To receive a scholarship from Manasota ASALH, African American 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 – for Manatee County residents that are registered Democrats; contact the Financial Aid office for more details.

National Council of Jewish Women – Sarasota/Manatee Chapter – for non-traditional 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.

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

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 – $2,500 for a rising junior or senior studying environmental issues or any natural science subject, applications due March 31, 2020.

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.

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County Scholarships – local students only

William G. & Marie Selby Foundation Scholarship – Graduating seniors from Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte or DeSoto counties who demonstrate financial need and have a 3.0 or higher grade point average may apply for this scholarship