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

Student Loan Network $10,000 Halloween Scholarship – requires free membership
AES Engineers Scholarship – personal essay
Ayn Rand Institute Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest – literature essay

North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) Scholarship – photography contest

The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics – ethics essay
Best Price Nutrition and Health Scholarship
$7,500 Student Debt Smackdown Contest Working Parent College Scholarship Award – for parents in school
Top Ten List $1,500 Scholarship
ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship
eJob Applications Annual College Student of America Scholarship – 2 min youtube video
Dialed Web Design College Scholarship
DirectTV Scholarship Scholarship Program
Giva Semi-Annual Student Scholarship Award - essay

Talbots Womens Scholarship Fund – women who graduated high school before ‘05
MENSA Education and Research Foundation Scholarship – personal essay
Cancer for College Scholarship – students who are cancer patients or survivors
Gates Millennium Scholars Program – minority students
Ron Brown Scholar Program - African-American high school seniors
Dell Scholars Program
1800 Doorbell Scholarship – personal essay
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund – students with Asian/Pacific Island heritage
Microsoft Scholarship Program – students in a technologically-related field of study who are minority, female, or with disability
United Realty Students $5,000 Scholarship – personal essay
I Have a Dream $1,500 Scholarship – essay prompt
The Movers Corp University Scholarship Program – online marketing

American Physical Society – minority students studying physics
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
ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship – essay for students currently enrolled in college
College Prowler "No Essay" Scholarship – for students currently enrolled in college

Society of Exploration Geophysics – studying geophysics, physics, environmental science
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
PFLAG-HATCH Youth Scholarship Program – LGTB students and LGTB allies, must be high school senior 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
Online Performance Marketing Scholarship – social media essay
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
Smith Publishing Book Marketing Scholarship – persuasive essay
Campus Discovery $2,500 “Advice to Your High School Self” Scholarship - essay prompt
Sarasota Garden Club – local students studying natural sciences
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
The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Scholarship – local students only
Signet Classic Student Scholarship Essay Contest – literature essay, must be high school junior or senior
Marine Technology Society – must be a member
National Ocean Scholarship Program – studying marine science
Boomtown Internet Group Scholarship Opportunity – interest in web development, social media, e-commerce
Buses for Sale Scholarship - urban planning, rural development, alternative energy
The HotelsCheap Scholarship Program – personal essay
Ayn Rand Institute The Fountainhead Essay Contest – literature essay
DirectTVBeatsCable Top Technology Scholarship – personal essay
Sports Unlimited 2014 Scholarship – sporting career
Oz Moving & Storage Scholarship 2014 – personal essay
Emergency University $1000 Scholarship – emergency response plan
Revzilla “The Future of Motorcycle Technology” Scholarship –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

Theodore R. and Vivian M. Johnson Scholarship Program –students with disabilities
Johnson Scholarship Foundation – students with disabilities – essay-based
B.Davis Scholarship – essay-based
PearlSoftware Scholarship - social media, current technology
WyzAnt Tutoring Scholarship – personal essay
DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship – personal essay
Mango Salute Scholarship - sociology, linguistics, anthropology
Education Software Association Foundation Scholarship Program - women/minorities in gaming development
Employee Ownership in America Scholarship - finance, economics
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
IssueTrak Help Desk Software Scholarship - essay
NAVEX Global Policy and Procedure Management Software Scholarship - essay
Free Country Principles Scholarship Essay Contest - essay
Crown & Caliber Entrepreneur’s Scholarship – business plan “Breaking Down the Barrier” Scholarship Award – personal essay Business Scholarship Award - business Technology and Computer Sciences Scholarship Award – tech and science
Orchid Care Scholarship - essay
Italia Rail Study Abroad Scholarship – toward study abroad program in Italy

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship – essay-based
Klingon Language Institute Kor Memorial Scholarship – languages, linguistics
Law Offices of Curiel & Runion Scholarship for Mothers in School – must be a mother, essay-based
International Star Fleet Fan Association Inc. Starfleet Scholarships - starfleet members only - various awards
AlgaeCal Health Scholarships – health 2013 Scholarship – essay
CenturyLink Internet Privacy Scholarship
UDish Entertainment Blogging 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

Eve’s Addiction Scholarship – essay
Console and Hollawell PC Legal Leaders Scholarship – pre-law studies

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

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5800 Bay Shore Rd
Sarasota, FL 34243

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