Apply for a Community Action Board Scholarship worth up to $5,000

Hillsborough County's Community Action Board Scholarship program offers scholarships, worth up to $5,000 each, 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 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.

2024 Eligibility

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)
2024 Federal Poverty Guidelines

Things to consider

  • Important dates - Application Deadline - 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

  1. Apply online once all information and documents have been collected
  2. Questions about online application or missing information? Call (813) 272-5220 or email


Get help

Phone: (813) 272-5220

Last Modified: 3/25/2024, 2:00:15 PM

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