The Saint Andrew Society of Sarasota (SASS) was formed in 1979 to provide social and cultural activities relating to Scottish heritage and to give emphasis to Sarasota's settlement by Scots (in 1885). Our 501 c 3, St. Andrew Scottish Society Scholarship Fund, Inc. (SASSF), since 1990, has given $152,000 in scholarships to 141 qualified college-bound high school seniors from 18 high schools in Manatee and Sarasota Counties and Lemon Bay in Charlotte County.
SASS sponsors and participates in area Scottish social and cultural events including:
Burn's Poetry Club lunch and poetry readings, held monthly (in season)
Annual Scottish Christmas Luncheon, held in December
Annual Robert Burn's Supper, held in January
Scottish Highland Games
Annual Kirkin' o' the Tartans, held in conjunction with an area worship service
Annual Scholarship Luncheon, held in April to recognize the scholarship winners
Through social and civic involvement, SASS enhances awareness of Sarasota's significant Scottish heritage, thereby attracting funding to our 501 c 3 St. Andrew Scottish Society Scholarship Fund.
Make a Scholarship donation
Payable to: St Andrew Society Scholarship Fund
Mail to: St Andrew Society Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 2592 Sarasota, FL 34230
2022 Kirkin' O' the Tartans