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. Click on the name of the scholarship for details. 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 at and follow us on Twitter @NCFinAid for up to date reminders about scholarship deadlines and resources.

Free Scholarship Searches
College Board Scholarship Search

Ongoing Scholarships and Sweepstakes
SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes
Education Matters $5K Scholarship
College Prowler “No Essay” Scholarship Autodesk Scholarships and Competitions – student design
The Company Corporation’s Quarterly Business Plan Contest – business plan
Sixt Rent A Car Scholars Scholarship – high school seniors

Scholarships by Deadline Date

AES Engineers Scholarship – personal essay

The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics – ethics essay
Best Price Nutrition and Health Scholarship Working Parent College Scholarship Award – for parents in school
Top Ten List $1,500 Scholarship
ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship Scholarship Program
Giva Semi-Annual Student Scholarship Award - essay

Cancer for College Scholarship – students who are cancer patients or survivors
Gates Millennium Scholars Program – minority students
Dell Scholars Program
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund – students with Asian/Pacific Island heritage
I Have a Dream $1,500 Scholarship – essay prompt
The Movers Corp University Scholarship Program – online marketing

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
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program – only for high school seniors, must be nominated
BG Scholarship – personal essay
Sweet & Simple $1,500 Scholarship – essay
College Prowler "No Essay" Scholarship – for students currently enrolled in college

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County Scholarship – local students only
National Federation of the Blind –blind students
American Chemical Society Scholarship – minority students studying chemical science/technology
National Institute of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program – studying biomedical, behavioral or social science Scholarship – personal essay
Drive to Learn Scholarship – personal essay
Marine Corps Scholarship – Veterans and their children
Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections Scholarship - Political Science Florida Juniors with financial need; 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 – for Junior’s studying in the environmental tract; contact Financial Aid for more details
Mecklenburg Natural Science Scholarship - for Junior’s studying in the environmental tract; contact Financial Aid for more details
Manatee Democratic Women’s Club of Florida – for Manatee County residents that are registered Democrats; contact Financial Aid for more details
$10,000 +U Scholarship – essay
Superpower $2,500 Scholarship - essay

William G. Selby and Marie Selby Foundation – personal essay – local students only
Marine Technology Society – must be a member
National Ocean Scholarship Program – studying marine science
The HotelsCheap Scholarship Program – personal essay
Oz Moving & Storage Scholarship 2014 – personal essay
RE/MAX of New Jersey 2014 Scholarship – essay about hometown
Westway Electric Supply “Illuminating Ideas” Scholarship – essay on energy efficiency
QLink Wireless Scholarship – personal essay
Anna Maria Island Privateers Scholarship – local students only
All About Education $3,000 Scholarship - essay

Johnson Scholarship Foundation – students with disabilities – essay-based
B.Davis Scholarship – essay-based
WyzAnt Tutoring Scholarship – personal essay
DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship – personal essay
Education Software Association Foundation Scholarship Program - women/minorities in gaming development
Cash Store Continuing Education Scholarship – must be 25 years or older
Big Fish Online Games Scholarship – mobile gaming essay
Sunoco Rewards Scholarships – creative design, digital marketing
AWeber Email Marketing Scholarship – communications essay
Griswold Home Care 2014 Scholarship - application
Nuvation Engineering Scholarship – science and engineering
PicMonkey $1000 Scholarship – personal essay
NAVEX Global Policy and Procedure Management Software Scholarship - essay
Free Country Principles Scholarship Essay Contest - essay
Orchid Care Scholarship - essay
Italia Rail Study Abroad Scholarship – toward study abroad program in Italy

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship – essay-based
Law Offices of Curiel & Runion Scholarship for Mothers in School – must be a mother, essay-based
CenturyLink Internet Privacy Scholarship
Giva Semi-Annual Student Scholarship Award - essay
Frederick W. and Grace P. Brecht Scholarship – for Brevard Country residents, contact Financial Aid for more details

Goedeker’s Scholarship – essay
The Movers Corp University Scholarship Program – online marketing

Additional Scholarship Resources
UNCF (United Negro College Fund) 
American Indian Graduate Center Scholars 
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund 
Hispanic Scholarship Fund 
The Homer Fund 
Student Inventors Scholarships 
Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships 
Horatio Alger Association 
Tylenol Scholarships
GE Funds and LULAC Scholarship Program 
Jewish Educational Loan Fund

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
5800 Bay Shore Rd
Sarasota, FL 34243

Phone: (941) 487-5000
Admissions Fax: (941) 487-5001
Fin Aid Fax: (941) 487-5010