Do you want to help open opportunities, realize possibilities, and transform dreams into reality for local students? Be a part of their life-changing journey by becoming a Scholarship Committee Volunteer with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.
Each year since 1988, caring individuals across Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties have helped unlock possibilities for student and adult learners while reviewing hundreds of applications to help award scholarships for college, career development, and certificate training programs. The unique vision, voice, and life experience that each volunteer brings are vital to enriching the process, ensuring that scholarships are made equitably and with the greatest impact in mind. Our scholarship program is powered and bettered by these diverse perspectives.
What It Takes
We’re always welcoming our neighbors to be part of this ongoing effort. Becoming a scholarship volunteer requires only a quick application, computer access, and about 8 to 10 hours over a two-week period.
Last year, one-third of our committee members successfully completed their first year of service as volunteers, ultimately awarding approximately 800 scholarships totaling more than $2.2 million.
See Your Impact
We all have a role to play in the success of the next generation to come. Community care—given through time, dedication, and perspective—amplifies the supports provided by the countless charitable individuals and families who help our region thrive.
Want to see the impact your volunteering will make? Hear from some of our scholarship recipients about how community support made all the difference:
Out of all the gifts that philanthropy provides our community, time is one of the greatest that we all have the means to give. We invite you to spend yours in the service of helping students transform their dreams into realities. Become a Scholarship Committee Volunteer.
Learn how you can be a part of changing students’ lives at www.cfsarasota.org/students/become-a-scholarship-committee-volunteer.