The Gulf Coast Community Foundation's 2013-14 scholarship application is now available online at GulfCoastCF.org. The deadline for submitting a completed scholarship application is 4 p.m. March 6.
GCCF offers scholarship opportunities for students of all ages pursuing higher education in 2013-14.
Last year, Gulf Coast awarded 316 scholarships totaling more than $394,000 to local students. Since 1997, the foundation has invested more than $4.7 million in the education of deserving students through its scholarship program.
Applicants must be residents of Sarasota County, Charlotte County or Boca Grande, and must be accepted to or attending an accredited postsecondary vocational school, college or university, or graduate institution.
Scholarships are awarded from more than 50 scholarship funds administered by the foundation.
Students must complete the scholarship application online. Applicants need to submit only one application to be considered for all Gulf Coast scholarship opportunities for which they are eligible. Eligibility requirements, answers to frequently asked questions, and a sample application can be found on the GCCF website. Information is also available via Gulf Coast's scholarship hotline at (941) 486-4607.
Community service or other leadership-development activities are qualifications considered for GCCF scholarships, and many other academic scholarships require students to demonstrate volunteer service. Students seeking volunteer opportunities can find many listed on YoudBePerfectForThis.org, a volunteer-matching website managed by GCCF.