About the Scholarship

George F. Dignam Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice. the Foundation was established in the year 1995 with proceeds from the sale of the Venice Hospital. George F. Dignam Memorial Scholarship is provided to help the student progress in their higher education. This is the opportunity for students residing in the Venice locality.

How to get started?

  • A recipient must be a high school senior or older to apply for this undergraduate and graduate award.

  • The most important step to applying scholarships and other grants is filling Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application to identify the eligibility criteria and financial position.

  • For students meeting the financial need criteria, academic achievement and extracurricular activities will be taken into consideration for providing the grant amount.

  • Two letters of reference from an academic-related reference and personal- or community-related reference is required.

  • An applicant must submit a Student Aid Report (SAR) showing the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) which is received after completing the FAFSA.

What is the scholarship amounts to?

  • This scholarship provides a maximum of $5000 annually to the students who meet the eligibility criteria

  • All the awards are nonrenewable but the students can reapply for the grant.

Deadline and Info

  • All the applicants must submit their scholarship application by the end of March 04, 2020.

  • Applications are available online on the official website of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This award is for those students who is a legal resident of the United States.

  • An applicant must be enrolled for any full-time 12 hours program with the cumulative grade point average of 2.5 out of 4 to be eligible for the scholarship.


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