How do I look for scholarships from private donors?

Scroll through the list below – these are scholarship opportunities that private organizations have asked SPC to advertise. This page is updated when we receive new notifications.

If I apply for a scholarship, will my personal information be shared?

The links below are to third-party websites that SPC does not control or maintain. SPC is not responsible for the privacy policies employed by any third-party website. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of all third-party websites before submitting any personal information.

How do I avoid scholarship scams?

Review the Federal Trade Commission's recommendations on how to avoid scholarship and financial aid scams.

I received a scholarship from a private donor or I am a private donor. How do I get the funds to SPC?

Congratulations students and thank you donors! Make checks payable to St. Petersburg College. Scholarship checks may be mailed to: St. Petersburg College, Attn: Scholarships, P.O. Box 13489, St. Petersburg, FL 33733. Checks may also be given to your campus Business Office. Please attach the student recipient's name and SPC ID number, as well as a contact name and phone number for the donor.

What will my scholarship cover?

Each individual private donor determines what charges their scholarship will cover. Options are tuition; tuition and fees; tuition, fees and books; and tuition and fees with any remainder to the student.

If there are unused funds, SPC will place funds on your student account until they are completely spent or they are not used for three terms. If they are unused at the end of the third term, they will automatically be returned to the donor. The donor or the student may request to have any unused funds returned to the donor at any time.

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Private Donor Scholarships

  • Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC)

    Description:

    Provides scholarships to Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) students.

    Criteria:

    Students with minimum SAT scores of Math-520 and Verbal-530 OR ACT scores of Math-21 or English-22.

    Contact:

    MC1Mario Crittenden at NRRS Seminole, 813-714-0073.

    Deadline:

    No deadline

  • US Navy Health Services Collegiate Scholarship Program

    Description:

    The US Navy Health Services Collegiate Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial incentive for college students in the health care allied professions to complete Master's, Doctoral degree, and Internship requirements and obtain commissions in the Medical Service Corps. Specialties include Social Worker, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Environmental Health, Health Care Administration, Industrial Hygiene, Optometry, and Medical and Dental school. The value of this program could be well over $200,000 during the course of a four-year professional school program. After graduation, you'll join the Navy's active duty team as a commissioned officer. Financial benefits: placed in active duty status as OCSN (E-6), receiving full pay and allowances (except clothing allowance), current monthly pay is at least $4000, full medical and dental benefits for selectee and his/her dependents, and full access to military bases, facilities and services including commissary and exchange (grocery and department store). Tuition, books and other school expenses are the responsibility of the individual.

    Criteria:

    Applicants must be a US citizen, at least 18 years old and able to complete degree/certification requirements and be commissioned prior to 42nd birthday, enrolled in or accepted for transfer to an accredited college or university in a course of study for a designated health profession, must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale prior to and after selection, must be full-time attending all normal school sessions (two semesters or three quarters), official transcripts must be sent to the US Navy upon completion of each school term, degree/certification requirements must be fulfilled within specified time frame for your field of study which has been approved by Commander Navy Recruiting Command, and must meet physical requirements and pass a Military Entrance physical exam.

    Contact:

    LCDR David Forsyth, USN, Medical Officer Programs, 813-477-9037, david.forsyth@navy.mil & HMCS Mario O. Martin, USN, Medical Officer Programs, 813-972-1680, mario.o.martin@navy.mil

    Deadline:

    open

  • T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Scholarship Program

    Description:

    The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Scholarship Program provides scholarships for early care educators and center directors to work towards earning an Associate's degree or credentials in early childhood education. It is funded by the Agency for Workforce Innovation Office of Early Learning and involves a three-way partnership for the sharing of expenses by the caregiver receiving the scholarship, the sponsoring child care center or family child care home and T.E.A.C.H. The majority of tuition and books costs are paid for and most T.E.A.C.H. participants receive a per-semester stipend for travel or for internet access as well as a bonus for caregivers and directors who complete their scholarship contract. In most scholarship models, reimbursement to the early childhood program or family child care home for release time given participants.

    Criteria:

    Depends on the individual scholarship applied for. See their website for more details.

    Deadline:

    no deadline

  • Varsity Tutors

    Description:

    Varsity Tutors is offering a monthly $1000 scholarship where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed at the end of the month and one winner is chosen.

    Criteria:

    Only one entry per person per promotion period. Each submission must exceed 200 words and must not exceed 900 words. Printed essay font size may not be smaller than 12 pt. All essays must address the specific promotion question, must be original, must not have been previously published, released or distributed and must have been created and must be owned exclusively by the applicant.

    Deadline:

    Rolling

  • GP LSAT Prep Prelaw Scholarship

    Description:

    The Prelaw Scholarship is for undergraduates considering law school. $1000 grants are awarded twice yearly (January 31 and June 30).

    Criteria:

    Applicant to a U.S. or Canadian law school. Submit one sheet of paper with your name, contact information, and if applicable, class rank, extra-curricular activities, and a brief overview of your financial need. On the same sheet, include an essay of not more than 250 words describing why you are a deserving recipient of the award.

    Deadline:

    January 31 and June 30 of each year

  • The Southern Scholarship Foundation

    Description:

    The Southern Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit organization which awards qualifying students with housing scholarships on the following campuses: FSU, UF, FAMU, FGCU, Tallahassee Comm College and Santa Fe College.

    Criteria:

    Interested applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and a demonstrated financial need. Scholarship recipients live cooperatively in a house with students representing a variety of backgrounds and cultures. They do not pay rent, but are responsible for their fair share of basic household expenses such as food and utilities. The entire cost to the student averages $950 per semester. Only complete application packets will be reviewed for acceptance.

    Deadline:

    There is not an application deadline, however, submission by March 1 is encouraged as spots do fill quickly.

  • Florida Fund for Minority Teachers

    Description:

    The Florida Fund for Minority Teachers offers a $4000 scholarship to full-time students. Scholars are selected on the basis of qualities that would indicate their potential to become good teachers. These qualities include strong writing ability, communication skills, overall academic performance and evidence of commitment to the youth of America, preferably demonstrated through volunteer activities. Special consideration is given to community college graduates. Submit an application and supporting documents to Sherri Kent-Roberts, SPC Academic Program Coordinator, 727-341-4659.

    Criteria:

    Applicants must be a resident of the State of Florida; be a member of one of the following racial groups: African, American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaskan Native; be newly admitted into a teacher education program at any of FFMT’s participating universities/colleges; be a junior and have not earned a baccalaureate degree in Education; have earned 60 credit hours or an AA degree; and have not exceeded 18 hours of upper division education courses at the time of application. Scholarship recipients must attend a mandatory FFMT symposium each year they receive the award or they will not receive further funding. Upon graduation Scholarship recipients must agree to work in a public Florida schools for the number of academic years they receive the award or the scholarship becomes a loan that the student must pay back to the Fund.

    Deadline:

    July. 1 for fall enrollment and Dec. 1 for spring enrollment.

  • Single Parent Scholarship

    Description:

    CustodyXChange is offering a $500 scholarship for the Summer, $1,000 scholarship for the Fall, and a $1,000 for the Spring for single parent students.

    Criteria:

    To be eligible, applicant must have primary physical custody of one or more minor children, be enrolled full-time at an accredited college, and have a GPA of 3.0 higher or be a first year student. To apply, send email to scholarships@custodyxchange.com, and attach the following:

    • A 400 to 500 word essay, "How will you use your education to improve your family?"
    • Your unofficial college transcript or admissions letter

    Deadline:

    April 30th for summer enrollment, August 31st for fall enrollment, and December 31st for spring enrollement

  • Bailey Family Foundation

    Description:

    The Bailey Family Foundation provides $5000 in financial assistance to students based on their academic record, financial need and level of community involvement.

    Criteria:

    Student must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, demonstrate financial need, must be a graduating high school senior or current college student, currently attending or plan to attend eligible schools listed in the application, must be a legal US resident, and must be pursuing their undergraduate degree or diploma. Scholarship is for tuition and tuition related fees only. If selected, application information will be verified. College scholarship is not renewable; however, previous winners may re-apply through the normal application process.

    Deadline:

    Jan. 1 - Feb. 28 application period

  • $1,000 Scholarship Monthly Sweepstakes

    Description:

    College Ave is offering a monthly $1,000 sweepstakes for college students.

    Criteria:

    Enter into the sweepstakes for a chance to win $1,000, through the website link found above. Be sure to check back each month, for a chance to enter again.

    Deadline:

    Each Month

  • Transfer Scholarship! FAMU Community College Scholarship

    Description:

    FAMU is offering scholarships to assist high achieving Florida community/junior college graduates. The annual amount of the scholarship depends on your GPA.

    Criteria:

    This partial scholarship is a two-year undergraduate scholarship awarded to an AA/AS degree transfer student who has a minimum 2.50 GPA and is not enrolled as a FAMU student.

  • Transfer Scholarship! Florida Tech Bridge to Success Transfer Scholarship

    Description:

    Florida Tech Bridge to Success Transfer Scholarship is offered to 10 students who have graduated with their Associate of Arts degree from a State of Florida public community college or college and have been admitted to FIT in the fall semester only. This scholarship is a combination of grants and scholarships equal to two years tuition at Florida Tech. This scholarship is mutually exclusive and cannot be combined with the Florida Tech Transfer or Scouting Scholarship. It is renewable after the satisfactory completion of 30 credits and submission of an updated FAFSA.

    Criteria:

    Applicants must be currently enrolled at a Florida state college at time of application; have a cumulative grade point average greater than or equal to 3.5 for all college work; be admitted to Florida Tech and file a FAFSA with the university before graduating from a Florida state college; and graduate with an A.A. degree by the end of the spring term prior to fall enrollment (students who completed their A.A. degree in December of the previous year may also be considered). Recipients must enroll as a full-time undergraduate at Florida Tech's main campus in Melbourne, FL before the scholarship takes effect.

  • Pinellas Opportunity Council

    Description:

    The Pinellas Opportunity Council offers great resources in the following areas: Case management, Referrals/resource mobilization, Emergency assistance (rent/mortgage, utilities, food, transportation - upon availability of funds), Training/education completion (tuition assistance for last semester), Youth/extra curriculum activity assistance, Financial assistance with books, uniforms, testing, background checks, licensing fees, etc.

    Criteria:

    Available to heads of household age 21 or older, must have legal custody of children under the age of 18, must be enrolled in their last 15 hours of college or other final stage of training, must present proof of enrollment in school/training, and must meet income requirements. For information, contact 727-823-4101, x25 in south county or 727-937-9393 in north county.

  • Mattress Help Scholarship

    Description:

    Mattress Help is offering a $1,000 scholarship.

    Criteria:

    To be eligible, applicants must be current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the U.S. or Canada or be a current college student already studying at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution. You must also be a U.S. citizen, anticipating completion of high-school diploma at time of application or already in possession of high-school diploma/GED, planning to or currently pursuing a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution, and carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA. In order to apply, you must create a short video (no longer than 5 minutes) that answers the following:

    • What factors most negatively and positively affect your sleep?
    • Assess the quality of your own sleep health and discuss some ways that you can improve it?
    • Make your video creative and impactful both to yourself and others.
    • The most creative submission will win the scholarship each year

    Upload your video to YouTube, make sure it is titled "Mattress Help Scholarship Submission-Your Name-Year" and include the link when you submit the application.

    Deadline:

    September 25th of each year

  • Fry Scholarship

    Description:

    The Fry Scholarship was created to honor Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry, 28, of Lorena, TX. Sergeant Fry had one week left in his tour in Iraq in 2006, when he volunteered to continue working for seven more hours disarming explosive devices, despite having already sustained an injury to his hand. He made the ultimate sacrifice on March 8, 2006, in Anbar province, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated. He left behind a widow and three children.

    Criteria:

    Section 701 of the Choice Act expands the Fry Scholarship to include the surviving spouses of Service members who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001. Prior to this law, only children of those who died in the line of duty were eligible for this benefit. The law states that eligible spouses are entitle to receive:

    • 36 months of full benefits, equal to 100% level of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, this includes tuition and fee payment, a monthly housing allowance, and a stipend for books and supplies
    • Training must start on or after January 1, 2015, training prior to January 1, 2015 is not eligible to receive benefits under Section 701
    • A spouse has 15 years from the date of the Service Member's death to utilize benefits. If a spouse remarries, benefits end the date of the remarriage.

    Deadline:

    Begins Nov. 3, 2014

  • LA Tutors

    Description:

    LA Tutors is offering a monthly $500 scholarship

    Criteria:

    Applicants must currently be enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the US or Canada; must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent); must be a citizen of, or hold a valid student visa in the US or Canada; must have designated an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others (this could be a website, series of blogs, an app, fundraising event, etc); must submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide a link to access the content and supporting documentation; the essay, idea or creation must the applicant's original work; must submit a letter of recommendation evaluating the quality of the work and a photo taken during project execution.

    Deadline:

    Open monthly on the 1st at 8 am through the 20th at 11:59 pm PST

  • Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

    Description:

    Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are offering a $1000 scholarship to a high school junior or senior or a student currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution.

    Criteria:

    To apply for this scholarship, you will need to write an 500-1000 word essay on "Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree will help you achieve your goals."

    Deadline:

    June 12, 2021

  • B. Davis Scholarship

    Description:

    Student Award Search is offering a $1,000 scholarship.

    Criteria:

    This scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution. Applicants must submit an essay of less than 1000 words on the following topic: Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.

    Deadline:

    May 22, 2021

  • Rotary Club of Seminole Scholarship 2021

    Description:

    Rotary Club of Seminole is offering a scholarship for $1500.

    Criteria:

    To be eligible, applicants must be college students who reside in the Greater Seminole Area and/or attend classes at the Seminole Campus of St. Petersburg. Applicants must also submit the survey along with the essay questions. Four finalists will be selected and must be available for a 15 minute interview on Friday, April 16, 2021 in the late morning/early afternoon.

    Deadline:

    April 8, 2021 @ Noon

  • Elizabeth M. Augustine Travis Scholarship

    Description:

    The Center for Scholarship Administration is offering eligible applicants scholarships. Award Amount Varies.

    Criteria:

    To be eligible, applicants must be high school seniors, high school graduates, or current undergraduate students, with a demonstrated financial need, and currently attending or planning to attend full-time at St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, FL. Applicants must also have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.  For more information regarding required documentation and application. Please click the attached link.

    Deadline:

    May 4, 2021 @ 5pm EST

  • Lockhead Martin Vocational Scholarship

    Description:

    Lockhead Vocational is offering a scholarship to students in the fields of study of (Computer & Information Sciences, Engineering, Engineering Technologies, Mechanic & Repair Technologies, Precision Production).

    Criteria:

    Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, high school graduate (or GED equivalent), high school senior graduating in 2021, or a current undergraduate student with less than a bachelor’s degree. Have not earned a bachelor’s degree prior to the 2021-22 academic year, be currently enrolled or planning to enroll part- or full- time at a U.S. accredited vocational technical school, trade school, two-year community college or state college for the 2021-2022 academic year and be pursuing an associate degree, credit-bearing certificate or an industry-recognized credential, in one of the fields of study below, with an anticipated completion date no earlier than December 2021 and no later than June 2024.

    Deadline:

    March 11, 2021

  • USF Latino Scholarship Program

    Description:

    USF is offering a scholarship for junior level transfer students.

    Criteria:

    Applicants must be entering USF in Fall 2021 as a Junior level transfer student who has received their AA or AS from a community college in Florida, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, graduate from an accredited high school or community college in Hillsborough Pinellas Polk Manatee Pasco Hernando or Sarasota county, and demonstrates financial need as documented by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Strong consideration for students who are first generation and fluent in Spanish.

    Deadline:

    March 15, 2021

  • NorthAmerican Military Scholarship

    Description:

    North American Van Lines is offering two scholarship for two students who major in logistics, supply chain management, business, or a similar field. Each scholarship is $1,000 and is available to current or former active duty military and their dependents.

    Criteria:

    Applicants must be a U.S. citizen(or permanent resident), be enrolled or enrolling as a full-time student of an accredited college/university within the U.S. for completion of an undergraduate degree in Logistics or equivalent field. Applicants must also submit a brief essay of between 400 to 800 words, detailing why a career in logistics/supply chain management is your college major of choice. For more information about the eligibility requirements. Please visit the following link.

    Contact:

    N/A

    Deadline:

    December 15, 2021

  • College Fund of Pinellas County, Inc.

    Description:

    The College Fund provides funds to supplement the college scholarships of qualified students.  Grants are $1,200 per school year ($600 per semester) until the student receives a maximum of $4,800 or graduates with a bachelor's degree, whichever comes first.

    Criteria:

    Applicants must be a U.S. citizen with permanent home address in Pinellas County, be a  high school graduate with a GPA of at least 2.5 or a current or former college student who has demonstrated the ability to  complete at least 12 hours in a single term (semester, quarter, etc.) in courses credited toward graduation and with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Applicants must also be full time (i.e., taking or planning to take a minimum of 12 hours credited toward graduation* which cannot include remedial courses**) undergraduate student pursuing a  bachelor’s degree in a regionally accredited (e.g., Southern Association of Colleges & Schools) college or university, and be a recipient of a Pell Grant.

    Contact:

    N/A

    Deadline:

    July 16, 2021

  • Military Officers Association of America Cape Canaveral Chapter (MOAACC)

    Description:

    MOAA is offering a $5,000 scholarship to a student from a military family.

    Applicants must be a descendant of a currently serving, retired or deceased ( active duty or retired status) member of the U.S. Uniformed Services to include: Army, Navy, Marine, Air Force, Coast Guard, NOAA, USPHS, or Space Force. Students must be entering their Junior or Senior year in an accredited college with a minimum of 12 hours or graduate school with a minimum of 9 hours. Is the Sponsor/Student a legal resident of Brevard County, Florida, or a descendant of a current or deceased member of MOAACC. For more information please visit link.

    Deadline:

    June 15, 2021

  • Public Service Scholarship

    Description:

    Florida State Records is offering a $1,000 scholarship.

    Criteria: Applicants must submit an essay with a minimum word count of 1,000 words and a maximum of 1,500 words answering the following essay questions: How can society improve through the use of digital public records? As a public employee, how do you believe access to public records can affect you and your community? Application can be submitted at the available link.

    Deadline:

    September 1, 2021

  • 2021 Study.com Scholarship for Homeschool Students

    Description:

    Study.com is offering a $500 scholarship to a current or former homeschool student pursing a bachelor's degree.

    Criteria: This scholarship is open to students who have been homeschooled for at least two of the past 4 years prior to enrolling in college, must be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident, must be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next year. Graduating high school seniors who meet the listed mentioned criteria may apply, must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed and must consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display on Study.com if notified as the award winner by the selection committee.

    Deadline:

    July 1, 2021

  • PATH Scholarship Program

    Description:

    Ellucian Foundation is offering an award of up to $1,500.

     Criteria: Applicants must register via the attached link to create an account and complete the online application and required information.

    Deadline:

    July 14, 2021

  • ALLIED Van Lines

    Description:

    Description:  Allied Van Lines is offering three $1,000 scholarships.

     Criteria:  US Citizen or permanent resident, full-time student at an accredited college/university within the US for completion in Logistics or equivalent field, 400-800 word essay on choosing a career in logistics/supply chain management as your major.

    Deadline:

    December 15, 2021