The Sunshine Opportunity Scholarships are worth $25,000 over four years. Applicants should be high achieving high school seniors in the Tampa Bay area of Florida (counties of Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco) or four high schools in Florence, SC, or Marion, SC (West Florence, South Florence, Wilson and Marion high schools) or one high school in Avery County, NC (Avery County High School). The Sunshine Opportunity Scholarships are sponsored by the Godbold Foundation, Inc. in Tierra Verde, FL. Up to 10 scholarships are awarded annually. Application opens Dec. 1. Deadline to apply March 2.
The scholarship targets students who have overcome significant obstacles in life and who plan to attend an in-state, public university in Florida, South Carolina or North Carolina for their undergraduate studies. The scholarship may be used only to attend a 4-year public university in the states of Florida, South Carolina or North Carolina, depending on residency. This is not a scholarship for out-of-state attendance. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.