Understanding Grants and Scholarships

Scholarships, like grants, are types of financial aid that do not have to be repaid. Scholarships can be funded at the federal, state, and institutional level. Scholarships that are provided by an outside source other than PHSC, such as a business or community organization, are called external or private scholarships.

Online search services such as CollegeNet.com, FastWeb (Financial Aid Search Through the Web) and Scholarship Informer, offer scholarship-college-student matching services. 


Child Care Grant

PHSC students may be eligible for a child care grant.

West Campus Students

Child care grants are available for Great Hope Preschool located on the New Port Richey campus to students with young children under the age of five and who meet eligibility requirements. Space is limited. To determine if there is space available for your child at the preschool on West Campus, call 813-323-8030.

Great Hope Preschool also provides discounted rates for students at their Wesley Chapel location, 30126 State Road 54.

East, North, Porter, and Spring Hill Campus and Instructional Performing Arts Center Students

Students who utilize a licensed childcare provider and attend the East, North, Porter, and Spring Hill campuses and Instructional Performing Arts Center may also be eligible for the child care grant.

Complete the Child Care Grant Application and submit to the PHSC at your campus. To learn more about eligibility and the program contact the Financial Aid Office.


Some local and regional external scholarships that are currently available are listed below. Please select the link to the scholarship and follow the donor instructions.

Florida Supervisor of Elections ScholarshipThe Florida Supervisors of Elections (FSE) is proud to once again offer scholarship opportunities to students from around the state. Three scholarships for $1,200 each will be awarded in 2021. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is March 26, 2021. The winning students will be announced and recognized at the FSE Summer Conference in May.

Discount Garage Doors, Inc. - Annual College Scholarship Award

The Johnson Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Program

General Federation of Women's Club Lutz and Land O' Lakes Scholarship 

GTE Financial Credit Union Scholarship Program

HR Tampa Society for Human Resource Management 

Jack Kent Cook Foundation Scholarship Program

Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative, Inc. (WREC) Scholarship Program

For information about PHSC institutional scholarships contact the Financial Aid Office.