Welcome to the College Fund of Pinellas County, Inc.
The College Fund of Pinellas County is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization run entirely by volunteers. We raise money in order to help financially disadvantaged Pinellas County residents who have excellent scholastic potential, but insufficient funds to obtain a bachelor’s degree and thereby improve themselves, their family’s living standard, and their role in the community.
We have no paid employees. The financial contributions from our Directors and Advisors exceed our administrative costs for printing, mailings, an annual independent audit, State and Federal fees, and other miscellaneous items.
Therefore, 100% of the donations from the public is used to support all the deserving students we can. Lack of additional funds prohibits aiding other qualified candidates. Since 1965 we have helped 700 financially-disadvantaged students achieve their goal of a college education.
Once a student is selected, remains academically qualified, continues to receive a Pell grant, and continues to carry 12 or more hours, that student is supported for up to four years. However, some students join our program with only one, two, or three remaining years.
On August 8, 2014 after completing a four-week series of interviews, the Board of Directors of the College Fund selected fifteen Pinellas County residents to receive $1,000 per year grants to help with their college expenses. The fifteen new grant recipients join 36 additional students selected in previous years.