The Selby Scholarship is available to residents of Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte or DeSoto counties. Applicants must: be graduating seniors from any high school in the aforementioned counties; plan to attend an accredited college and/or university full-time to complete a bachelor’s degree; and be planning to enroll in a state college (Students planning to pursue a 2-year degree only, however, are not eligible. Non-high school students who are already enrolled in college are also not eligible.) Dollar amounts will vary.
Scholarship awards will be based on: demonstrated financial need (maximum allowable EFC is $12,000); a minimum 3.0 (unweighted) grade point average; high school transcripts; ACT or SAT scores; evidence of personal growth potential through letters of recommendation from teachers and community members; perspective on personal values and future plans outlined in essays; and a personal interview conducted by community leaders. Selby Scholarships are renewable for up to 4 years, provided that the student maintains at least a 3.0 GPA while enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours per semester) at an accredited university.