2022 Scholarship Criteria

We are going to provide scholarships to deserving area youth from single parent households that have a need for financial assistance, are active in supporting the community in which they live, and show an eagerness to achieve through knowledge by intending to pursue post-high school course of study at either college/university or other post- secondary educational institution.

Scholarships are awarded based on financial need shown on completed FAFSA form, applicant’s academic performance, Community Service hours performed, and essay response. Award amount is $1,000 per scholarship winner.

  1. DEADLINE for scholarship applications is May 9, 2022 (no exceptions).

  2. Refer to criteria below for eligibility requirements.

  3. Refer to application process below for a list of the supporting documents needed (i.e., reference forms, evidence of GPA, etc.) Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  4. If any question does not apply to you in this application please put N/A in the space.

  5. Type or print legibly. Illegible applications will be returned to you.

  6. If you have any questions about the application, please contact Tiffany Sweeney at

  7. Scholarship funds will only be awarded to the student’s college or university account upon evidence of registration in an accredited post-secondary institution.


  1. Applicant must be a resident of Hillsborough County and reside in a single parent household.

  2. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior in the year of the scholarship award.

  3. Applicant must have a cumulative unweighted G.P.A of 3.2 or greater.

  4. Applicant must have a minimum of 25 hours of Community Service.

Application Process:

Applicant must submit the following items:

  1. Completed application form (if handwritten, please print legibly)

  2. Letter of application addressed to the Scholarship Committee. The letter should contain a brief explanation of career goals and biographical (background) information.

  3. Two (2) letters of recommendations from choice of high school teachers, administrators, counselors, employers, or individual with significant knowledge of applicant’s experience and involvement.

  4. An official and recent high school transcript with cumulative grade point average and a class standing/rank.

  5. Copy of the completed final page of submitted 2021 FAFSA application form

  6. Personal Essay (typed) submitted along with application on separate sheet(s) of paper. 500 word max.

Download the 2022 application