"I know that I cannot afford the expenses of college. Now with your help it has become possible...it is definitely people like you who help shape a positive future for young people today." ~ Florida Prepaid Scholarship Recipient
Four types of tuition scholarships are available through the Florida Prepaid Scholarship program: 2-year community college, 2 + 2 (2 year community college/2 year university), 4-year state college and a 4-year university scholarship. This scholarship program is targeted for students who are determined to be "at-risk" and are on the Federal Free & Reduced Lunch program.
One of the most valuable aspects of the program is that it enables students in grades 6-9 to apply, providing incentive and motivation for those who have been awarded the scholarship to stay in school and pursue their academic goals. To ensure the students' success, the Foundation matches these scholarship recipients with a mentor to help guide them through middle and high school.
The Hillsborough Education Foundation can maximize a donor's gift and improve students' opportunities through its partnership with the Florida Prepaid Scholarship Foundation. Every donor's gift is matched one to one by the Florida Prepaid Scholarship Foundation.
Read about Florida Prepaid Scholarship recipient Valeria
in the Lumina Foundation's 2009 Annual Report.
- Four types of tuition scholarships are available for purchase through Florida Prepaid: 2-year community college, 2 + 2 (2 year community college/ 2 year university), 4-year state college and a 4-year university scholarship. Each scholarship recipient is selected through a competitive application process that is advertised in the schools and available on line.
- The Hillsborough Education Foundation is able to offer twice as many scholarships to students who qualify due to a match from the Florida Prepaid Foundation.
- Scholarship students are entered into the Take Stock in Children scholarship program and matched with a mentor.
- Students are tracked by Foundation staff throughout their school career to ensure they follow the scholarship guidelines of staying in school, remaining drug and crime free, and maintaining good grades.