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Grow Smarter Scholarship

Thank you for your interest in the Grow Smarter Scholarship. Grow Smarter has provided scholarships to St. Petersburg residents working in the service, retail, and hospitality areas whose jobs have been impacted or lost due to COVID-19

Recipients will receive a scholarship for full tuition, books and materials related to the selected training of their choice in the following areas: Specialized Manufacturing, Financial Services, Data Analytics, and Creative Arts & Design. This scholarship will be instrumental in starting a career pathway of success and stability for St. Petersburg residents.

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Please note that this is an inquiry form and not a guarantee for funding. 

Contact Information

Enter the following information about yourself.

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Full Name

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Date of Birth
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Current Address

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Preferred email address

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Phone number


SPC Student ID Number (If Applicable)

Employment History

Please enter the following information about your Employment History.


Name of Current or Previous Employer


Employer Address


Job Industry


Position/Job Title


Job Start Date
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Job End Date
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Program Interest

St. Petersburg College provides short-term certificate and certification training programs to help individuals quickly enter or advance in today's fastest-growing fields. Our industry-recognized certifications and credentials give you strong, marketable skills and may also count towards college credit in specific degrees at SPC.

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Please let us know which area and programs you are interested in. View the Full List of Programs.

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Other Information

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Please share how the Grow Smarter scholarship will assist your career goals.

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Please upload a PDF copy of a government issued ID, voter registration card, or current bill with address to verify residency.

If you have comments about this form or questions regarding how to complete this form, please contact Belinthia Berry at or call 727-341-4279.

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