VENICE, FL (January 4, 2023) – Gulf Coast Community Foundation (Gulf Coast) is now accepting applications for its 2023-24 scholarship program. Prospective applicants may visit GulfCoastCF.org/scholarships to review scholarship requirements and complete the online application. The deadline to apply is March 3, 2023, and scholarship awards will be announced in late spring.
“At Gulf Coast Community Foundation, we envision thriving communities with opportunities for all and our scholarships provide students of all ages the ability to pursue their dreams of a better life through education. Together with our donors, we have invested more than $10 million to bright, deserving students who now have a path to learn, grow, and succeed,” said Mark Pritchett, President|CEO of Gulf Coast Community Foundation.
Through its annual scholarship program, Gulf Coast assists students of all ages in pursuing higher education at accredited two- and four-year colleges, universities, or technical schools. Applicants must reside in Sarasota County, Charlotte County, or Boca Grande, and they must plan to attend a qualifying postsecondary institution during the 2023-24 academic year.
Gulf Coast awards scholarships from over 60 scholarship funds it administers, including many established by donors to support particular fields of study or assist students from specific schools or communities. Candidates can complete a single application to be considered for all scholarship opportunities for which they qualify.
Since establishing its scholarship program in 1997, Gulf Coast has awarded more than $10 million in scholarships to help students pursue their dreams of higher education. Last year, the Foundation awarded 560 scholarships totaling close to $667,000 to deserving local students.
About Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Headquartered in Venice, Fla. and with a second office in downtown Sarasota, Fla., Gulf Coast Community Foundation has transformed the region through bold and proactive philanthropy for over 25 years. Serving the needs of the region as a partner in philanthropy, and leader in community initiatives, Gulf Coast has surpassed granting $500 million in the areas of: health and human services, civic and economic development, education, arts and culture, and the environment. Gulf Coast was named one of the “Best Nonprofits to Work For” nationally by The Nonprofit Times in 2010, 2011, 2017, 2020, and 2021. To learn more visit GulfCoastCF.org and follow us on Facebook at @GulfCoastCommFnd.