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If your pathway to success includes a college education, The Club can help teens access financial resources and scholarships so studying can be their primary focus in this next academic chapter!

Scholarship Database

The Club is home to the Student Scholarship Management System (SSMS), which has around 500 scholarships valued at $60 million. The SSMS includes local and national scholarships, as well as, institutional scholarship information. After a basic questionnaire is completed, the system identifies potential scholarships that the student may qualify for. The SSMS is available to all Club members and residents in Sarasota and DeSoto Counties. Those interested in utilizing this tool must schedule a one-on-one session with our College & Career Advisor.

Scholarship Database Application

Please follow the steps outlined below to fill out all required information related to this specific application.

The Club Scholarships

Gussin Endowed Scholarship

Thanks to Drs. Robert and Patricia Gussin, The Club provides at least one graduating Club senior with a competitive academic scholarship to Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, each year. The scholarship covers tuition, fees and room and board for four years. Applications open in January and the recipient(s) is notified in March.
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Townsend Scholar

Through the generosity of Steven and Marjolaine Townsend, and in partnership with Take Stock in Children, The Club provides up to seven annual scholarships covering tuition for two years at a state college or vocational institution. Scholars are chosen during their 9th grade year and receive academic counseling throughout their high school career. Applications open in November, and recipients are notified in March.
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Vitale Scholar

Thanks to Dick and Lorraine Vitale, The Club provides five graduating Club seniors with a one-time $1,000 educational scholarship. Applications open in September, and recipients are notified by mid-October.
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Shannon Staub Scholar

Through the generosity of Shannon Staub, The Club provides up to two graduates of our STAR Leadership Training program with the Shannon Staub Excellence in Leadership Award. Applications open in March, and recipients are notified in May.
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