RASM Scholarships

Every year, the Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee awards scholarships to six deserving students in the Sarasota and Manatee area, as selected by the RASM Scholarship Committee.

Members of RASM, their immediate family and members of the community who are continuing education or plan to continue education at a public or private university, college, community college or technical school are eligible to apply. Three scholarships will be awarded to applicants from the public at large and three will be awarded to applicants who are immediate family members of members in good standing with the Association. Scholarships support tuition, textbooks and other course-related fees.

Scholarship awards are based solely on the merits of the selection criteria as set by the committee. The decision of the committee could reflect merit-based, need-based or even both. The Scholarship Committee cannot place a restriction on applicants as to age, race, color, gender, religion, handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex or country or national origin.

For questions about RASM scholarships, please email Gina White or call (941) 952-3405.

2017 Scholarship Timeline:

  • Friday, April 7 – Applications due before 5 p.m.
    Mail or deliver to either RASM office:
    RASM South – 2320 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota, FL 34232
    North Office – 10910 Technology Terrace, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211
  • Thursday, April 27 – Up to 12 semi-finalists will be selected by the 2017 Scholarship Committee and invited for an interview on Only these selected applicants must be available for an interview on this date to be eligible.
  • Following interviews, 6 scholarship recipients will be selected, based on interviews AND applications, and notified before Friday, May 5.
  • Applicants will ONLY be notified if they are selected as a semi-finalist.

We thank you in advance for submitting your application for a 2017 Scholarship!

Eligible students must be:

  • A high school student who either plans to attend or is already accepted to attend an accredited public or private university, college, community college or technical school OR a student currently enrolled at an accredited public or private university, college, community college or technical school.
  • Students who are dually enrolled in high school and higher education courses are also eligible.
Four of the six 2016 scholarship recipients accept their award.

Kaytlyn Korte, 2016 Recipient

“Personally, college was only attainable through scholarships such as the one I received from RASM. Words can’t explain how grateful I am for the wonderful people at Rotary Futures College Resource Center (who assisted with my scholarship search) and the generous individuals from RASM that were able to give me the resources I needed to pursue a dream I never thought I would be able to fulfill.”

Danielle Wilson, 2016 Recipient

“This scholarship meant a lot to me as it made me feel as if someone really noticed my hard work. Getting the scholarship from RASM helps lighten the financial burden, which allows me to better focus on my academics and less on how I am going to pay for my education. I truly appreciate knowing that others see how hard I’ve worked and that they want to reward me for putting in my effort. This scholarship helped make this year possible for me and my family and I am very appreciative.”