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 who utilize a licensed childcare provider may be eligible for a 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.

ACB American Council of the Blind Scholarship

The Johnson Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Program

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.