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2021 Application Deadline Expired

The application period for the 2021 scholarship is now over. The next application period will be begin in early 2022.

Hillsborough County's Community Action Board Scholarship program offers scholarships, worth up to $5,000 each, to eligible students wishing to continue their post-secondary education. The scholarships can be used at trade schools, community colleges, or four-year universities. The scholarships are awarded to students to help alleviate some of the financial burden college tuition creates for many students, so they can focus on furthering their education, not bills.

Application Availability

  • Online application will be available at the end of January or early February. Please review the application packets below to ensure all information is ready once the online application is available.

2022 Eligibility

Eligibility for the 2022 application period has not yet been determined. The following eligibility was for 2021:

2021 Eligibility Criteria

  • 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 2.0
  • Applicants must reside in Hillsborough County
  • The applicant's household income must fall within 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)
  • Students seeking a master's degree, or a second bachelor's degree do not qualify

Things to Consider

Important Dates

  • Application Available - TBD (January/February 2022)
  • Application Deadline - TBD (March/April 2022)

How To

  1. Review information packet for all required information and documents (see Resources section for examples of last year's packets)
  2. Must apply online once all information and documents have been collected  
  3. Questions about online application or missing information? Call (813) 272-5074 ext. 55316

Get Help

(813) 272-5074 x55316