Gulf Coast Community Foundation accepting scholarship applications for 2022-23 school year

Deadline is March 4, 2022

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“It’s that time of year again” — the Gulf Coast Community Foundation has begun accepting applications for its 2022-23 scholarship program, the nonprofit has announced. “Prospective applicants may visit to review scholarship requirements and complete the online application,” a news release points out. The deadline to apply is March 4, 2022, the release adds. Scholarship awards will be announced in late spring.

Through its annual scholarship program, the Gulf Coast Community Foundation “assists students of all ages in pursuing higher education at accredited two- and four-year colleges, universities, or technical schools,” the release explains. “Applicants must reside in Sarasota County, Charlotte County, or Boca Grande, and they must plan to attend a qualifying postsecondary institution during the 2022-23 academic year.”

“Gulf Coast awards scholarships from nearly 70 scholarship funds it administers, including many established by donors to support particular fields of study or assist students from specific schools or communities,” the release notes. A candidate may complete a single application to be considered for all scholarship opportunities for which he or she qualifies, the release points out.

Since establishing its scholarship program in 1997, Gulf Coast has awarded nearly $9.5 million “to help students pursue their dreams of higher education,” the release says. Last year, the Foundation awarded 526 scholarships totaling close to $620,000 “to deserving local students,” the release notes.