Apply for a College Scholarship

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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.

2020 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

Things to Consider

Important Dates

  • Application available - January 2020
  • Application deadline - April 2020
  • Face-to-Face eligibility interviews - March - April 2020
  • Selected finalist interviews - May 2020
  • Scholarship award ceremony - June 2020

How To

Get Help

(813) 301-7341