We believe that helping Early Childhood professionals reach their educational goals is of paramount importance to ensuring that our preschool children are ready for kindergarten. To assist educators in reaching these educational goals, the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc. has partnered with the St. Petersburg College Foundation in the STEP UP Scholarship program. STEP UP Scholarships are available to all Early Childhood professionals in Pinellas County who are interested in pursuing an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education at St. Petersburg College.

Since its inception in 2006, the STEP UP Scholarship program has assisted over 300 Early Childhood professionals to attend early childhood courses at St. Petersburg College.

The application process for Fall Session is now open. Please submit your scholarship application to the Coalition by April 3, 2015.

Step Up Scholarship Application

Applications are posted to the website as follows:

  • Summer Session
    Posted in March before the session begins
  • Spring Session
    Posted in October before the session begins
  • Fall Session
    Posted in July before the session begins

Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc.
Phone: (727) 548-1439 • Fax (727) 548-1509