College Fund of Pinellas County Grant
The College Fund provides grants to Pinellas County residents who require significant financial aid in addition to a Pell Grant in order to remain full-time undergraduate college students. Awards are on a best-qualified basis and limited in number only by the availability of funds. Grants are generally for $1,000 per school year ($500 per semester) for up to four years; however, retention in the program is dependent upon a review of student grades, course load, and financial need after each semester. Selected students who remain eligible receive a check at their home address each semester.
To qualify for a grant from the College Fund, a student must:
- Be a U.S. citizen residing in Pinellas County, Florida
- Be a high school graduate with a grade point average of at least 3.0 - OR - be a current or former college student who has demonstrated the ability to complete at least 12 hours in a single term in courses credited toward graduation and with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher (although recent recipients have had a 3.0 or higher)
- Be (or planning to be) a full time undergraduate student in a regionally accredited college or university
- Be a recipient of a Pell Grant
No applications will be accepted after 32 interview appointments are filled or the fourth Friday in July, whichever comes first. More information on eligibility criteria, the grant application and selection process, and a Request for Application form are available on the College Fund website.