Financial Assistance

Sources of Financial Assistance

The Public Works Academy has a variety of financial aid programs and financial resources that can help you get enrolled in our program that lasts approximately five (5) months.  

These financial resources come from a variety of sources such as the Pinellas County School Board, Career Source, American Public Works Association, and the Public Works Academy itself.  Please view these sources below and if you have any questions, please contact us at 727.893.2500 ext 2587 as soon as possible.  We truly want to help you achieve your goals and start a career in the field of public works or its associated fields.

Public Works Academy Scholarship(s) –
William “Bill” Swales” Scholarship &
L. Bary Santy Scholarhsip

The Public Works Academy has a number of scholarships that are focused on helping your achieve your goals of attending our Cadet and Continuing Education Certification Classes.  For more information, please visit us at Pinellas Technical College or call us at 727-893-2500 ext 2587.


Please complete this online application that will help our financial aid counselors determine your eligibility for financial resources.

Federal Application for Student Aid – Federal Website

Youth Connect

Please use the contact information below to contact a Youth Connect Counselor to determine your eligibility if you are under the age of 25 years old.

Pinellas County Youth Connect (Financial Aid for Qualifying Individuals Under the Age of 25)

Contact any of the Youth Connect Coordinators for more information or visit

Pinellas Technical College – St. Petersburg:

Naiomi Atanacio
Youth Career Coordinator
Phone: (727) 470-7565

APWA 2020 Scholarship Program

The American Public Works Association Florida Chapter has several scholarship categories that may help you fund your public works related education.  APWA 2018 Scholarship Information and Application

Pinellas County School Board

Pinellas County School Board – Financial Aid

Pinellas County School Board – Scholarships

Pinellas County School Board – Veterans Benefits