Scholarship Registration

Scholarship Applications

Manasota ASALH’s 2018-2019 Scholarship Applications are now available.

Deadline to Apply:
February 15, 2019

*IMPORTANT** All applications MUST BE submitted in .PDF format through email to by 02/15/2019.


We encourage all qualified individuals to apply. If you are interested in learning more about Manasota ASALH and our Scholarship Program and past recipients you may CLICK HERE for complete details.

2017 Scholarship Awards

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History awarded scholarships to Manatee and Sarasota high school students May 26 at the Family Heritage House Museum at the State College of Florida.

Requirements included academic achievement, community service, extracurricular activities and a personal interview. Individual awards ranged from $1,000 to $2,500 and totaled roughly $33,000 for the 2017-18 academic year.

Scholarship winners were Marc Brunot, Bayshore High School; Maya Cantley, Booker High School; Avia Davis, Booker High School; Tyrese Galloway, State College of Florida; Caroline Jean-Marie, Venice High School; Letherio Jones, Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School; Odane Lennox, Booker High School; Katonia Montgomery, Bayshore High School; Taylor Pitts, Suncoast PolyTechnical High School; Emerson Robbins, Riverview High School; Melissa Roberts, Booker High School; Kayla Shelley, Pine View School; Da’Quon Tirene,Booker High School; Maurice Victor, Pine View School; Brenna Wallace, Manatee High School; Marquia Walker, Southeast High School; Kiarra Womack, Out of Door Academy; Tanisha Woods, Bayshore High School; and Zaire Yancy, State College of Florida.

The event speaker was Sebastian Wright, a former Booker High School graduate and ASALH scholarship recipient who works with Gartner, a leading IT research and advisory firm.

ASALH was founded by late historian Carter G. Woodson, who established Black HistoryMonth.

The scholarships are mainly funded by the annual Randy Rankin Scholarship Golf Classic and contributions from supporters of ASALH Manasota, among others.
The Manasota ASALH Scholarship committee includes Bernadine Rice, chairwoman, Helen Baker-Bundles, Joan Byrd, Garvey Clarke, Eleanor Merritt Darlington, Geraldine Gibbs, Kate Harris, Vivian Johnson, Leslie Porter, Caryl Sheffield and Enid Stewart. Dr. James Stewart is President of ASALHManasota.

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History awarded scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,500. The recipients gathered May 26 for a ceremony at the Family Heritage House Museum at the State College of Florida.


Upcoming Events

  1. Manasota ASALH General Meeting

    February 28 @ 10:00 am
  2. Manasota ASALH General Meeting

    March 27 @ 10:00 am
  3. Randy Rankin Scholarship Classic

    April 10 @ 8:00 am - April 11 @ 9:00 pm
  4. Manasota ASALH General Meeting

    April 24 @ 10:00 am
  5. Manasota ASALH Donation Fundraiser

    April 28 @ 12:00 am - April 29 @ 11:59 pm
  6. Dr. S. Carroll Buchanan Film Series

    May 2 @ 2:00 pm
  7. Manasota ASALH General Meeting, Scholarships Awarded

    May 29 @ 10:00 am