What is the Venus Manly Scholarship?

Venus Manly was a young member of our community whose bright smile and love of learning lit up her classroom. She ignored the discomfort of sitting in a wheelchair throughout the day because she wanted to learn. When Venus made her transition, CSL St Augustine created this fund to help students with disabilities pursue higher education. Each year we give out scholarships to kids with special needs, or as we like to call them, kids with special courage.

About the Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to students like Venus, who loved school. It’s for students who have demonstrated Special Courage to graduate from high school and plan to continue school at a Trade School, Community College, or University.

Continuing in our seventh year, we invite St. Johns County high school seniors with documented disabilities graduating in 2024 to participate by submitting the application and an essay. We will invite up to ten semi-finalists to participate in an interview.

Essays are due by April 8th | Interviews will start April 20th

  • Application

  • Essay

  • Interview

If you are interested in donating to the Venus Manly Scholarship Fund, please click the donate button below.