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Preparing students and supporting educators

We believe every public school student should graduate with clear aspirations for their future—and the full capacity to pursue them. In support of these initiatives, the Pinellas Education Foundation is proud to offer numerous scholarships and grants based on academic achievement, talent and financial need.

Traditional Scholarships

Ranging from $500 to $5,000, numerous scholarship opportunities are available to high school graduating seniors in the Pinellas County Public School system. Students only need to fill out one application to match their needs and future interests with nearly 100 scholarship opportunities.

The 2022-23 application will open on September 30, 2022. 

If you have any questions, please contact scholarship@pinellaseducation.org.

Jump Start Scholarship

The new Jump Start Scholarship for graduating seniors enrolled in Pinellas County Schools. Students who demonstrate financial need and meet the eligibility requirements could receive a Florida Prepaid College Foundation Scholarship valued at $3,100 to attend a Florida public college, university, or career and technical college.

The 2022 Jump Start Scholarship application is now closed.

If you have any questions, please contact Alex Buell at alex.buell@pinellaseducation.org or 727-588-4816 ext. 2114.

Take Stock in Children Scholarships

This statewide scholarship program helps low-income youth—many from minority families—escape the cycle of poverty through education. Students are paired with mentors who provide inspiration and guidance. These services begin in middle school, continue through high school, and include students’ transition into college and career.  Families can apply for the Take Stock in Children program during the fall semester.

Walker’s Rising Stars Competition

In this year-long initiative, students hone their audition and portfolio skills while ultimately competing for scholarships. Categories include Culinary Arts, Dance, Instrumental, Theater, Visual Arts, and Vocal Performance.

The 2021-2022 Walker’s Rising Stars Application is now closed. The next casting call will be in September of 2022. 

Fund A Classroom Grants for Teachers

Give teachers the resources they need to engage today’s students with innovative, hands-on instruction. Through our online portal, teachers submit grants outlining their goals and budget.