The SPC Promise Scholarship will empower a generation


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The SPC Promise Scholarship is a new program that targets the most impoverished communities in Pinellas County to provide graduates of five high schools with the opportunity to attend St. Petersburg College for free.

blue Promise Scholarship logoThe scholarship covers all tuition and fees after any grants or scholarships a student receives are applied to ensure that cost will not prevent these students the opportunity to earn an associate degree. Graduates of five high schools – Lakewood, Tarpon Springs, Pinellas Park, Clearwater, and Northeast – are eligible for the SPC Promise Scholarship.

By focusing on these five communities, SPC is making good on its mission to break the generational cycles of poverty within Pinellas County. An associate degree is a ticket to a better paying job, a fulfilling career, and a chance for a better life.

“Providing avenues for economic mobility is key to our mission at SPC,” said St. Petersburg College President Dr. Tonjua Williams. “This scholarship will provide access to a college degree to our most underserved residents, which benefits our entire community. We are thrilled to offer the promise of a better future through a college education that prepares our students for sustainable, high-wage careers.”

To make a gift to the SPC Promise Scholarship fund, go to and choose the Promise Scholarship in the designation menu. Your gift today will make a difference in the life of a deserving student and help ensure that SPC keeps its promise.