Deadline extended to April 18

Hillsborough County, Fla. (March 29, 2024) - Students across Hillsborough County now have more time to complete their applications for up to $5,000 scholarships through the Community Action Board Scholarship program.

Hillsborough's Community Action Board Scholarship program offers scholarships to eligible students wishing to continue their post-secondary education. The scholarships can be used at trade schools, community colleges, or four-year universities. The new deadline is April 18.

The scholarships are awarded to students to help alleviate some of the financial burden college tuition creates for many students, so they can focus on furthering their education, not bills.

All applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a 2024 Community Action Board Scholarship:

  • Applicants must be between 16 and 24 years old and have a high school diploma or GED equivalent (16-year-olds may apply if they are a graduating senior).

  • The candidate must have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

  • Applicants must reside in Hillsborough County.

  • Students seeking a master's degree or a second bachelor's degree do not qualify.

  • The applicant's household income must fall within 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG).

Things to consider

Important date: The new application deadline is Thursday, April 18, 2024.

Applicants are highly encouraged to read through the full CAB Scholarship Guidelines and Federal Poverty Guidelines before applying online to ensure all documents and requirements are met.

How to apply

Apply online once all information and documents have been collected.

Questions about online application or missing information? Call (813) 272-5220 or email socialservicesCSBG@hcfl.gov.