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Scholarships

Last year we awarded more than $1.5 million in student scholarships!  Scholarships make dreams become reality thanks to private gifts from generous individuals, community groups and businesses. Learn more about contributing to an existing scholarship fund or creating your own.

Not all Foundation Scholarships are based on financial need. Scholarships are also awarded for academic achievement in specific areas of study, community involvement and a variety of other factors. Find out if you qualify for any of the scholarships we offer by completing the Foundation Scholarship Application. You will be automatically matched with any scholarships that you are eligible to apply for! View scholarship application instructions.


Grants

Advancing Excellence Grant Initiative

The Advancing Excellence Grant (formerly Innovation Grant) Initiative was launched in 2011 to support the college’s efforts to improve student success. The initiative provides the financial resources needed to bring to life the creative ideas of SPC faculty, staff and students. These projects broaden the scope of the curriculum, deepen the college experience and advance student achievement. Learn more about donating to the Advancing Excellence Grant Initiative.

Each year during the fall term, notices are sent via email and the Blue & White announcing the opening of the grant application period. Following the close of the application period, the Foundation will convene the Innovation Grants Selection Committee, which is comprised of college and community representatives to review each proposal and the funding requested.

Silverberg Endowment for Academic Excellence

The annual Silverberg Endowment for Academic Excellence Award of $5,000 is made possible through the generous contributions of the Silverberg family. The program was established in 1982 to help support, enrich and develop programs that benefit SPC, its students, and the broader community.

Over years, the Silverberg family has taken great pride in providing funding for a broad range of projects that enhance the learning experience for students of St. Petersburg College.