2820 Manatee Ave West, Bradenton, FL 34205
Office: 941.747.7765 - Fax: 941.747.7899

Lifetime Manatee County Residents, Sara and Ray Baden with their family
  Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Scholarship funds provide opportunities for students -traditional and non-traditional- who reside in Manatee County to attend any accredited college, university or technical school. These funds are diverse, fulfilling the wishes of donors, both living and deceased, who want to provide needed financial support to promising scholars. Contributions to scholarship funds are always welcome and naming opportunities are available.

The name of the fund and the scholarship award criteria are determined by the donor at the time the fund is created.

Applicants must qualify through the foundation's scholarship process, which is monitored by volunteer scholarship committees who are always mindful of fulfilling donors' wishes. Each year, our ability to help graduating seniors and non-traditional students connect with their educational dreams continues to grow.

Scholarship Applications

The Foundation has a growing number of scholarship opportunities for both traditional and non traditional students.  Traditional students are high school seniors or those who are 25 years old or younger who are in college presently.  Non traditional students tend to be resuming school, vocational or technical training after a period of work.

To download an application, please see our Scholarship List

The Manatee Community Foundation through a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation proudly sponsor the community directory of available scholarships provided by local service clubs, foundations, schools, businesses and organizations on The Manatee Education Foundation website.
Please click here.
How to Create a Scholarship

We encourage donors to create endowed scholarship funds so that financial support can continue in perpetuity. Cash, securities or other assets may be used to set up a permanent scholarship fund. Each endowed scholarship fund grows with additional gifts from the original donor, from other contributors, and through market growth of the foundation’s combined assets.

For the protection of our donors, the Board of Directors of the Manatee Community Foundation has adopted a Donor Bill of Rights and a Donor Confidentiality Policy.  If you have any questions about either of these policies, Please contact Susan Atherton, Director of Charitable Legacy Planning and Development (941) 556-5446.