Foundation Scholarships


Every gift, large or small, makes a difference in the lives of our students.

For many St. Petersburg College students, the availability of financial assistance can mean the difference between enrolling in classes and deferring academic and career goals. 

With the support of friends and partners, the Foundation was able to award over $1.5 million in scholarships to more than 1,900 students in the 2015-16 academic year. These scholarships support the College’s efforts to attract and retain a broad and diverse student enrollment. And with more than 60% of the College’s annual enrollment relying on tuition assistance, scholarships also play a critical role in student success and help ensure that our graduates possess the high-demand skills sought by area employers.

There are many ways to give the gift of education and directly change the lives of SPC students. Find out more about some of your options below. Our staff is available to provide individual private consultation, please contact us at (727) 341-3302 or

Amy Bhatt CroppedTraditional Scholarships

Scholarships do so much more than pay for tuition, they give students a greatly needed boost of confidence and encouragement. Contributions can be designated to an existing scholarship or program fund depending on your area of interest. Or, you may choose to direct your gift to the area of greatest need. Below are two options for creating your own named scholarship.

Named Scholarships

Establishing your own named scholarship is a wonderful way to honor someone special, recognize your organization or memorialize a loved one. You provide guidance regarding the name of the scholarship, the number and amount of scholarships to be awarded as well as any criteria for the award such as minimum GPA, financial need or area of study.

Endowed Scholarships

Endowed scholarships provide significant and lasting support for SPC’s students in perpetuity. The principle is invested by the Foundation; a percentage of the balance funds the scholarship each year.  As with Named Scholarships, you may provide guidance regarding the name of the scholarship, the number of scholarships to be awarded and the amount of the awards.

First Gen- smFirst Generation Scholarship Fund

Approximately one in six students enrolled at St. Petersburg College will be the first in their family to earn a college credential.  The SPC Foundation’s First Generation Scholarship Fund provides financial support to these students which also helps bolster their confidence by acknowledging their trials and recognizing their dedication.  Your support for this life-changing program will help put a college credential within reach for First Gen students – and every dollar of your support will be matched by the state, thereby increasing both the value and the impact of your gift. Learn more.


Study Abroad- smStudy Abroad Scholarship Fund

Studying abroad offers students the opportunity to greatly expand their learning experience. Your gift to the study abroad scholarship fund will allow students to gain the international experience needed to prepare for today’s competitive job market. Our goal is for every eligible and interested student to be able to study abroad while at SPC and we hope you will help us get there!

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