LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Deadline approaching for GCCF

February 28, 2020
By Marcy Shortuse

To the Editor:
The application deadline is approaching for Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s scholarship program for the 2020-21 school year. Prospective applicants may visit GulfCoastCF.org/scholarships to review scholarship requirements and complete the online application. All applications must be submitted by March 4 to be considered.
Through its annual scholarship program, Gulf Coast Community Foundation assists students of all ages in pursuing higher education at accredited two- and four-year colleges, universities or technical schools. Applicants must reside in Sarasota County, Charlotte County or Boca Grande, and they must plan to attend a qualifying post-secondary institution during the 2020-21 academic year.
Gulf Coast awards scholarships from nearly 60 scholarship funds it administers, including many established by donors to support particular fields of study or assist students from specific schools or communities. Candidates can complete a single application to be considered for all scholarship opportunities for which they qualify.
Last year, the foundation awarded 461 scholarships totaling close to $538,000 to deserving local students. Since establishing its scholarship program in 1997, Gulf Coast has awarded more than $8 million in scholarships to help students pursue their dreams of higher education.
Kelsey Kern