Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards More Than $1,600,000 in Traditional and Adult Learner Scholarships
From June 2014 to May 2015, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County awarded 575 college scholarships to local area students and residents, totaling $1,602,296. 451 graduating high school seniors from Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte Counties received scholarships from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County this spring, totaling $1,386,649 in funding. Ranging from $500 to $50,000, the scholarships are awarded for merit, need, or in some cases both. Awardees applied through an application process and were selected by volunteer committees of local business and community leaders.
Each year, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County also awards scholarships to adult learners, those returning to college or vocational school after being out of high school for a number of years. Last year, the Community Foundation awarded 124 Adult Learner Scholarships, totaling $215,647. To learn more about these educational opportunities, visit the Community Foundation online at www.CFSarasota.org.
“It’s incredible to witness the passion of so many donors who believe in giving our bright, local students and adult learners an opportunity to empower themselves through higher education and jumpstart their dream to leave a positive mark in the world, many of which who would not of had the chance without this support” says Roxie Jerde, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. “To all our scholarship recipients, I want to congratulate you and wish you success in all your academic endeavors!”
Each of the more than 70 unique scholarship funds at the Community Foundation recognizes a donor’s dream of making higher education possible for deserving students.