Brief Scholarship History

Since 1994, GCICS provided merit scholarships of $1000.00 to $1500.00 each to more than 100 local college bound high school seniors, of full or partial Italian ancestry,  GCICS has also made awards to community groups, primarily the youth programs of both the Sarasota Opera and the Sarasota Ballet totaling nearly $40,000.00.


The 14 high schools, both public and private, that have graduated recipients, in alphabetical order, are: Bayshore, Booker, Cardinal Mooney, Imagine School of North Port, Lakewood Ranch, Lemon Bay, Manatee, North Port, Pine View, Riverview, St. Stephen’s Episcopal, Sarasota Military Academy, Southeast, and Venice.  GCICS has canvassed all high schools in its catchment area (south of the Manatee River, west of the Mayakka River and north of Charlotte Harbor) to solicit candidates for one of its scholarships.

Recent GCICS Scholarship Recipients

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