The College Fund of Pinellas County is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization run entirely by volunteers. We raise money in order to help financially disadvantaged Pinellas County residents who have excellent scholastic potential, but insufficient funds to obtain a bachelor’s degree and thereby improve themselves, their family’s living standard, and their role in the community.
Grant recipients receive $1,200 per year. Once a student is selected, remains academically qualified, continues to receive a Pell grant, and continues to carry 12 or more hours, that student is supported until he or she receives a maximum of $4,800 or completes a bachelor's degree, whichever comes first.
- Annual grant of $1,200 for eligible students
- Continued support up to $4,800 or until the completion of a bachelor's degree
- Support contingent on academic qualification, Pell grant eligibility, and full-time enrollment
- Residency in Pinellas County
- U.S. citizenship
- Eligibility for a Pell Grant
- Enrollment in a regionally accredited college or university as a full-time student
- Minimum high school GPA of 3.0 or college GPA of 2.0
- Intent to pursue a bachelor's degree
- Ensure all eligibility criteria are met
- Complete the application form thoroughly
- Submit the application by the deadline. Incomplete or ineligible applications will not be considered
Please read all items thoroughly and complete the application in its entirety. Failure to provide adequate information is automatic grounds for disqualification. Incomplete or ineligible applications will not be reviewed.