The Boca Grande Woman’s Club scholarship committee is now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year.
Applicants to the program must meet the following criteria: 1) have applied for admission to a higher education school, such as a university, college, trade or vocational school; 2) Demonstrate a cumulative grade point average of B or better in high school; 3) reside in Boca Grande, or be the child or grandchild of such a resident, or be the child of a parent, grandparent or guardian currently employed for at least two years and whose main source of income comes from working in Boca Grande, or 4) be a candidate who contributes personally to the community of Boca Grande and has documentation of employment / and / or volunteer work for a minimum of 20 hours per week for at least 40 weeks over a two-year period.
Additionally, the applicant must complete a FAFSA form. Go to fafsa.gov online and submit the updated SAR (Student Aid Report) as part of the application.
Complete and submit the BGWC scholarship application available online at https://www.bocagrandewomansclub.org/scholarships/submission/.
Applications are also available at the Lemon Bay High School Career Center for LBHS students.
The deadline for submitting applications is February 1, 2022. Interviews with all students qualified for the program will be scheduled for the beginning of March.
Founded in 1948, the Boca Grande Woman’s Club began sponsoring scholarships in the early 1970s. Since that time, more than 200 students have participated in the program, many of them the first in their families to attend college. . The program has grown considerably in recent years. Thirty-two scholarship recipients receive financial support from the Boca Grande Woman’s Club for the fall semester 2021.