Types of Scholarships

Types of ScholarshipsThe Foundation offers two types of scholarships to meet the different needs of our students in Hillsborough County Public Schools. 

Senior College Scholarships

This traditional college scholarship is available to Hillsborough County Public School high school graduating seniors.

  • Currently in 12th grade
  • Eligibility requirements such as income, grade point average and education interest apply and vary by particular scholarship
  • Scholarship levels awarded: $1,000-$10,000

Take Stock in Children Scholarships

In collaboration with Florida’s Take Stock in Children program, we offer college scholarships to deserving low income students in Hillsborough County. These students are paired with a mentor for the duration of high school to motivate and encourage success. For most of these students, this scholarship provides the only opportunity to attend college and escape the cycle of poverty. The student must meet the following requirements: 

  • Currently in 8th grade
  • Qualify for free or reduced school lunch
  • Have a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.5
  • Sign a pledge of commitment to maintain their grade point average, stay away from drugs and crime, attend school regularly, meet with their mentor and focus on achieving high school graduation and being college ready
  • Student's area awarded a 2 year Florida College Plan

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