Seeking Applications: Nearly 200 Scholarships Available for Hillsborough County High School Seniors

Tampa, Fla. – (January 26, 2022) High school seniors in Hillsborough County with plans to pursue higher education after graduation have a chance to receive thousands of dollars in scholarships just by filling out one application, but the deadline is quickly approaching.

Hillsborough Education Foundation, a nonprofit focused solely on strengthening public education in Hillsborough County, is accepting applications for scholarships until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 31, 2022.

There are more than 90 named scholarships available and nearly 200 will be awarded, ranging from $500-$10,000. Hillsborough County twelfth grade students with aspirations of continuing their education at a university, community or technical college may apply for these scholarships.

“We are able to support students’ dreams of pursing higher education through the generosity of our business partners, community organizations and individual donors—many of whom want to leave the ultimate legacy of a loved one by naming a scholarship in their honor,” said Hillsborough Education Foundation CEO Kim Jowell. “We understand for many students affording the opportunity can be a financial strain on families. These scholarships can help ease that stress, positively impact students’ lives and the future of our community.”

Scholarships are awarded based on a variety of criteria such as GPA, field of study, financial need, challenges overcome, school and community service, SAT/ACT scores or extracurricular activity participation and vary from scholarship to scholarship.

Using HEF’s online process, students only need to complete one application to determine eligibility for multiple scholarships. Based on scholarship criteria, students may be required to complete additional essays as part of the qualification process. Hillsborough County eleventh grade students who have earned enough credits to graduate in May 2022 may also apply.

Visit: for a list of available scholarships, criteria and to apply by the January 31st deadline. Recipients will be announced in the spring of 2022. For scholarship questions, contact Angie Anthony, Director of Scholarships at (813) 574-0273 or [email protected].

About Hillsborough Education Foundation 

Established in 1987, Hillsborough Education Foundation (HEF) is a nonprofit focused on strengthening public education by supporting teachers and empowering students to achieve academic and personal success. Together with our community partners, HEF strategically invests in initiatives that impact teaching quality, increase graduation rates and build equity in education—bolstering a thriving workforce of tomorrow and the sustainable prosperity of Tampa Bay. Learn more at


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