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Important Scholarship, Financial Aid & College Preparation Reminders

SARASOTA COUNTY, October 25, 2019 – The Pupil Support Services department of Sarasota County Schools wants all high school families to be aware of the following resources and important information related to scholarships and college preparation:


Florida Virtual College Week – October 28-30, 2019

 The three-day event will provide high school counselors, students and parents with a wide variety of live webinars, featuring experts in the areas of college and university admissions, scholarships, financial aid and career planning. The event speakers also represent a wide variety of institutions from the Florida College System, the State University System and the Florida Department of Education. Visit FloridaShines’ event page to learn more and register.


Federal Student Aid Application

The new 2020–21 Federal Student Aid Application (FAFSA) form is here! Some states and schools have limited funds, so don’t delay on filling out your application. To begin your application, select the “START HERE” button on the FAFSA homepage or download the myStudentAid app for iOS and Android.


Florida Bright Future Scholarship

The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program establishes lottery-funded scholarships to reward Florida high school graduates for high academic achievement. Students must apply for the scholarship by submitting the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) no later than August 31 after high school graduation. Visit the Office of Student Financial Assistance’s website to learn about eligibility requirements and to apply.