College & Career Readiness
Hillsborough Education Foundation works to ensure that all students have equitable opportunities to benefit from high-quality public education—to graduate prepared for postsecondary, career and life success.
Education and knowledge create the foundation for endless possibilities.
During the 2021-2022 school year, we awarded more than $1.1 million in scholarships to graduating seniors and students in our mentoring program to give students the extra support they need.
Preparing students for life after graduation
To provide students with the skills and tools they need upon graduation, we also offer life skills workshops, resume writing, college tours, career exploration and SAT/ACT preparation.
HEF’s onsite college and career center, in collaboration with Hillsborough County Public Schools, provides high school students one-to-one coaching and support with postsecondary planning.
At SCOPE (Student Center of Post Secondary Exploration), 9th-12th graders can receive help:
Creating a plan for success after graduation.
Exploring college, technical college and career pathways.
Applying for financial aid (Bright Futures, FAFSA & more).
Applying for college.
Pursuing Technical/Workforce credentials.
Preparing for SAT/ACT testing.
Career exploration allows students to build their skills and interests to formulate goals leading to workforce opportunities.