RCLA Town Hall Scholarship Program

Now in its fifth year, the RCLA Town Hall Scholarship Program has provided 58 scholarships to deserving area high school students, as well as afforded nearly 450 students the opportunity to attend the lecture series, providing them a valuable life experience.

The Ringling College Library Association Town Hall Lecture Series, in partnership with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and the Lou and Rosemary Oberndorf Town Hall Scholarship Fund, awards $30,000 in college scholarships each year to deserving high school seniors from all Sarasota public and charter schools, including select private and Manatee County public schools. 

Two deserving seniors with remarkable academic and community service accomplishments are selected from each high school by their principals to enjoy the privilege of attending a Town Hall lecture and meeting the speaker as “RCLA Scholars.” Students are then invited to submit a 750-900 word essay sharing the impact each speaker’s words had on them and how it relates to their own life experiences. Up to 15 submissions, supported by an outstanding academic record, will be awarded a $2000 college scholarship.

Special Note:  Only students who have attended an RCLA Town Hall Lecture are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

2018 Town Hall Scholars Program

[2017 Town Hall Scholars Program is closed - 2018 Season begins January 2018]


Please contact Earl Young, Manager of Scholarships and Special Initiatives, at (941) 556-7150 or scholarships@cfsarasota.org, for any questions not answered within our website.

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