Scholarship Information

Since 1994, GCICS provided merit scholarships of $1000.00 to $2,000.00 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 Myakka River and north of Charlotte Harbor) to solicit candidates for one of its scholarships.

2021 Scholarship 

       This year we will be offering at least five scholarships.   The guidelines and applications are available at all local high schools or can be downloaded here as PDF files.

2021 Scholarship 


GCICS Scholarship Recipients