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Joan McCaw, Grants & Scholarships Manager

Joan McCaw, Grants & Scholarships Manager

Joan McCaw, MCF Grants & Scholarships Manager, can answer all of your scholarship questions. You can reach her at (941) 556-5448 or at Joan@ManateeCF.org. We appreciate parents and their interest in scholarships, but we particularly love to work directly with students.

Application Deadline: April 1 | Award Notification Date: May
Submit one application and be considered for all eligible for
Funds are distributed directly to your college or university

 


Olive Boyles Golden Scholarship Fund
For qualified females from Manatee County who are pursuing a degree in Business with an emphasis in Finance, Accounting or Economics. Selection is based on academic achievement — scholarship applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average. In addition, an applicant’s financial need, community involvement, educational activities and career objectives will be taken into consideration. Renewable for up to four years based on fund availability and providing the applicant maintains a 3.0 grade point average. [2018 Scholarship Application [Scholastic Info page ].

Education Scholarship Fund
For residents of Manatee County pursuing a college degree in the field of Education. The individual must be accepted to an accredited 2 or 4 year State of Florida public university. Selection is based on academic achievement, financial need, community involvement, educational activities and career objectives. Renewable for up to four years based on fund availability and providing the applicant maintains a 2.5 grade point average. [2018 Scholarship Application] [Scholastic Info page ].

Bradenton AAUW Education Scholarship Fund
For residents of Manatee County for the past two years who are pursuing a college degree in the field of Education. The individual must be accepted to an accredited 2 or 4 year educational institution, excluding State College of Florida — Manatee/Sarasota and the University of South Florida. Selection is based on financial need, academic achievement, community involvement, educational activities and career objectives. Renewable for up to four years based on fund availability and providing the applicant maintains a 2.5 grade point average. [2018 Scholarship Application] [Scholastic Info page ].

Bradenton Branch AAUW Scholarship Foundation Fund
For adult students 25 years of age by December 31st of the year they first apply and:

  • have completed at least 15 hours of college credits or, in the case of a technical school applicant, 450 hours toward a degree, by the application deadline, or who are enrolled or accepted and will enroll in an advanced degree program;
  • have demonstrated financial need;
  • have been a legal resident of Manatee or Sarasota County for at least one year;
  • have a GPA of 3.00 (or 80% for technical/vocational students) or higher; and
  • have been accepted for enrollment and will attend an accredited college, university or technical college.

To qualify for a renewal scholarship, students must be in good standing with a minimum of 3.00 GPA (or 80% average for technical/vocational students).
[2018 Scholarship Application] [Scholastic Info page ].

Manatee County Medical Education Foundation Scholarship Fund
For U.S. citizens legally residing in Manatee County for the past two years who are pursuing careers in Nursing or specific health-related fields (that provide direct medical care to individuals and excluding pre-med, chiropractic, optometry, pharmacy, dental or general sciences). The individual must be accepted to an accredited 2 or 4 year educational institution and must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average. The individual must demonstrate a clear financial need. This scholarship is renewable based on fund availability. [2018 MCMEF Application].

Johanna P. Hagedoorn Scholarship Fund
For U.S. citizens legally residing in Manatee County for the past three years who have been accepted to an accredited medical school located in the US. The individual must demonstrate a clear financial need. This scholarship is renewable based on fund availability. [2018 Hagedoorn Application].

Lloyd Williams Scholarship Fund
Created by members of the Home Builders Association of Manatee to honor Lloyd Williams to provide scholarships for residents of Manatee County to pursue education or technical/vocational training in the area of building construction and the building trades. [2018 Scholarship Application] [Scholastic Info page ].

A.C.M.E. — (Academic Crossroads Memorial Endowment) Scholarship Fund
For U.S. citizens legally residing in Manatee County whose educational prospects may be at risk due to tragic circumstances so they may pursue their academic degree and/or technical/vocational training. [2018 Scholarship Application] [Scholastic Info page ].

Lewis K. Cooksey Educational Fund
General Education Fund
For students to attend college, graduate school or technical/vocational/industrial school. Selection is based on basis of character, financial need, and evident scholarship. This scholarship is renewable based on fund availability and providing the applicant maintains a 2.5 grade point average. [2018 Scholarship Application] [Scholastic Info page ].

Massaro Kozak Art Scholarship Fund
For residents of Manatee County and/or Sarasota County attending Out of Door Academy and/or Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School (at least two years) who are pursuing a degree in Arts and/or Communications. The individual must be accepted to an accredited four year educational institution. Selection is based on academic achievement – scholarship applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average.  In addition, an applicants community involvement, educational activities, career objectives and financial need will be taken into consideration. [2018 Scholarship Application] [Scholastic Info page ].

West Florida Chapter CAI Scholarship Fund
Created to promote interest and excellence in the property management and construction industries. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or documented permanent resident of the United States and reside in Manatee or Sarasota Counties (Florida). Applicants must be a member in good standing of Community Associations Institute (CAI) West Florida Chapter, or be related to such a member by blood, adoption or marriage. Award is based on the applicant’s interest in property management or property construction; extracurricular activities; employment experience if any; personal evaluations; applicant’s requests; and financial need. Applicants may apply for the scholarship to assist in vocational, technical or certificate-based training, education, continuing education, or other programs that relate to the property management or construction industries, or for 2 or 4 year college degree programs related to those industries. [2018 Scholarship Application] [Scholastic Info page ].

 

View additional scholarship opportunities on the Manatee Education Foundation’s website.