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Sunshine Opportunity Scholarship

Offered by Godbold Foundation

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Aug 21, 2023
Multiple awards worth up to


Grade level

High School Senior

Application deadline:

March 2, 2024

Scholarship Overview

The Sunshine Opportunity Scholarships offered by the Godbold Foundation are intended to help high-achieving students with financial need to afford to pay for college. The scholarship is awarded to up to 10 students per year and is worth $25,000 over four years of in-state undergraduate studies at public universities in Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, must have overcome significant obstacles in life and must attend public or private high schools in specific geographic areas of Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina: the counties of Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco in the Tampa Bay area of Florida; the cities of Florence and Marion in South Carolina, and the county of Avery in North Carolina. To maintain the scholarship, undergraduates must be enrolled full-time and remain in good academic standing. The application cycle runs from December 1 to March 2nd every year. If you fit these eligibility criteria, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About Godbold Foundation

The Godbold Foundation in Tierra Verde, FL was established by Francis “Bo” S. Godbold in 1997. Most of the funding provided by the foundation is for college scholarships, which have helped more than 200 students attend Georgia Tech or public universities in Florida. The foundation has expanded its reach since 2021 to include universities in South Carolina and North Carolina.

Eligibility information

The scholarship is open to students from the counties of Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, the cities of Florence and Marion in South Carolina, and the county of Avery in North Carolina, who meet the eligiiblity criteria below.

Grade Level

High School Senior

Minimum GPA


Academic Interest

Real Estate


Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.



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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Godbold Foundation at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

Yes, the Sunshine Opportunity Scholarship is renewable.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).
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