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Grants and Scholarships

Funding Sources  

Workforce Education provides short-term certification training, many of which are included on the local Targeted Occupation List. Dependent on your situation, you may be eligible for funding. Contact the funders below to determine the eligibility requirements. Please note our courses are typically not eligible for Financial Aid/Pell Grant. In addition, Payment Plans may be available for eligible programs

If you need further assistance to navigate the available funding opportunities, or want to learn more about our programs, please contact us at or 727-341-4445. 

Click on any of the below program titles for more informationSee our current full catalog of classes.

CareerSource Pinellas

CareerSource Pinellas is here to help you chart a course for success. Receive personalized career consultation, academic advancement, job opportunities, and more with our team of career counselors dedicated to helping every job seeker find a career that meets their individual needs and talents.

Interested in applying? Please follow the steps below:

You will receive additional instructions from a CareerSource Counselor at the end of the application process.

Open-Door Scholarship

The Open-Door Scholarship Program 2023-2024, funded by the Florida Department of Education, is designed to support students completing short-term and technical education credentialing courses. The program aims for participants to attain a workforce certificate in high-demand fields successfully.

Through the grant, you can complete short-term training for high-demand jobs in as little as six weeks. This opportunity covers the cost of tuition for a select group of programs that lead to industry certifications. You must be a Florida Resident and provide documentation matching the address you provide, to register in the program.

View the Open-Door scholarship programs and apply here: 

Submit your Proof of Address here:

Get There Faster Grant: CareerSource Pinellas

Get There Faster Grant funds available through WIOA eligibility for IT Learners seeking upskilling, credentialing and certification. A CareerSource WIOA Counselor will be reaching out to you upon completion of an application.

View the Official Flyer to learn more.

For more information: (727) 608-2307 or

Dream Big. Make it Happen Scholarship

Strategic Insurance Services Insurance Company provided the Dream Big Make It Happen Scholarship to pay the full tuition for students who want to enroll in SPC’s 4-40 Insurance Customer Representatives Online Certificate Course. This self-paced online state-approved 40-hour designation course exempts from the state exam upon successful completion. It allows an individual to be an employee of General Lines property and casualty company.

Scholarship requirements:

• The applicant's goal is to become employed as an Insurance Customer Representative 
• Must have two years of customer service experience 
• Able to pass a background check to pursue employment; this is not a course entrance requirement
• Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office, and Windows/Computer skills.

Apply here:

St. Pete Works

Pinellas residents residing in the Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) will receive full tuition, books and materials for the short-term training of their choice in the following areas: Specialized Manufacturing, Financial Services, Data Analytics, Marine & Life Sciences, and Creative Arts & Design. This opportunity will be instrumental in helping CRA residents start a career pathway of success and stability. 

For more information:
727-302-6746 or