About the Scholarship

In collaboration with Florida’s Take Stock in Children program, Hillsburg Education Foundation offers college scholarships in honor of Alex Anston. This scholarship is awarded to a deserving low-income high school senior who is an active participant in sporting and athletics of Hillsborough County. These students are paired with a mentor for the duration of high school to motivate and encourage success. For most of these students, this scholarship provides the only opportunity to attend college and escape the cycle of poverty.  


How to Apply for Scholarship?

  • In order to apply for this scholarship, you must fill and submit the scholarship application form, that is available on the official website.

  • An applicant must submit the official transcript of college/institution and ACT/SAT GPA scorecards to demonstrate academic achievement.

  • Additionally, you must give a resume of honors and awards, leadership activities, community service activities, extra-curricular activities, internships, and employment history

  • Finally, he/she must give a recommendation letter from faculty or counselor and Color headshot for possible website posting.


Award Amount and Deadline:

The scholarship award amounts to $1000 available to one eligible participant per academic year.

You are required to submit all the above-mentioned documents and scholarship application on or before 1st June 2020.


Eligibility Criteria

  • A student should be from Hillsborough County high school senior

  • A student should be active in sporting and athletics.

  • An applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 out of 4 to be eligible for the scholarship.

  • Sign a pledge of commitment to maintain their grade point average, stay away from drugs and crime, attend school regularly, meet with their mentor and focus on achieving high school graduation and being college-ready.

  • Student's area awarded a 2 year Florida College Plan.

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