Apply for a College Scholarship

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Overview

One of the biggest challenges young people face is trying to achieve a higher education. This is why the Hillsborough County Department of Social Services, the Community Action Board, and the Community Advisory Committees offer up to $5,000 scholarships to students who meet the certain eligibility requirements.

Application Availability

Check back in January 2020 for more details.

2019 Eligibility

  • Applicants must be between 16 and 24 years old, and have a high school diploma or GED equivalent (16-year-olds may apply if they are a graduating senior)
  • The candidate must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Applicants must reside in Hillsborough County
  • The applicant's household income must fall within 125 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)
  • Students seeking a master's degree do not qualify

How To

You can submit your application online or in the mail - deadline is April 15, 2019.

Online Applications

  1. Before completing the online application, download, print and complete the required forms in the appropriate information packet
  2. Review Checklists in appropriate information packet to ensure all documents are filled out properly. Incomplete documents will not be accepted
  3. Complete online application 

Mail-In/Hand Delivered Applications

  1. Download, print and complete required forms from the appropriate application below
  2. Review Checklists in appropriate information packet to ensure all documents are filled out properly. Incomplete documents will not be accepted.
  3. Mail to Nekeva Johnson, 2103 N. Rome Ave. Tampa, FL 33607

Things to Consider

Important Dates

  • Application Deadline - April 15, 2019
  • Face-to-Face Eligibility Interviews - March - April 2019
  • Selected Finalist Interviews - May 2019
  • Scholarship Award Ceremony - June 2019

Get Help

Department
Phone
(813) 301-7341