Pre-College Support

Students and Families

Explore post-high school options with a PATHe advisor! Whether it's college, the military, or career paths, we are dedicated to helping you find your way and make informed decisions about your future. Your journey after high school is exciting, and our advisors are ready to assist you every step of the way!


Pinellas Access to Higher Education

We’re here to inspire, motivate and counsel all students, families and community members in Pinellas County on the resources available to them and to open the door to post-secondary education. Our aim is to help all Pinellas County residents who want to discover the opportunities available for higher learning.

Contact a PATHe Advisor to discuss options and develop a customized post-secondary education plan. We are able to assist with the following:

  • The college admissions process
  • Choosing an institution
  • Selecting a degree program
  • Financial resources
  • And more!

Explore exciting post-high school options with a PATHe advisor dedicated to guiding you through college, military, or career paths. Connect with a PATHe Advisor to discuss personalized plans. Start your PATHe journey today!

The PATHe to USF Scholarship

Requirements to Receive Funding Before Applying
The student must:

  • Be a graduate of a Pinellas County high school (within the last 2 years)
  • Be admitted into USF St Petersburg.
  • Be admitted as a freshman (including dual enrollment, early college, early admission admissions, and Collegiate high school) for Summer or Fall 2024
  • Be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.
  • Be enrolled at USF St. Petersburg every semester with at least 75% of the classes taken atthis campus

Scholarship commitment

The student who receives the PATHe to USF scholarship must commit to:

  • Meet with a PATHe advisor at least twice per semester.
  • Attend at least one USF event per semester.
  • Complete a volunteer activity or internship at least one per academic year.

Award Procedure

  • Scholarship application deadline is May 15th.
  • Recipients will be notified early June.
  • Recipients will receive $500 per semester for up to two semesters.
  • Recipients can reapply to renew their scholarship for the following year

Start Your PATHe

Want to talk more about your PATHe after high school? Interested in having the PATHe Team come and present or table at a community event? Fill out the PATHe Information Request Form to set up a meeting with one of the PATHe Advisors! PATHe Information Request Form