Safety Harbor Public Library offers Scholarships to Earn a High School Diploma

Become our next graduate! Safety Harbor Public Library provides scholarships to qualifed adults in Pinellas County to earn a free, accreditied high school diploma fully online. To date, twenty students are graduates from this program with many moving on to higher education and better paying jobs.   

Through a partnership with Career Online High School (COHS) and a grant from the state Division of Library and Information Services, the library provides scholarships as part of our adult education programming.The program provides a 24/7 online classroom and personal academic coaches, with no materials to purchase. Graduates receive an accredited diploma and a career certificate in their chosen path, plus a resume, cover letter, and other tools to advance their careers.

“This program has taught me so much I would of never learned without it. I went from being insecure to a confident, happy person, who feels unstoppable. I am currently an assistant for an online business and planning on applying for college in the fall. My future goals include becoming a doctor and helping people with mental disabilities. Thank you COHS and the library for giving me the key to opportunity to succeed in this world!” – Karla, 2020 Safety Harbor Graduate

Students have eighteen months to complete the program and previous high school credits may transfer. To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

– Age 19 and older
– Pinellas County Resident
– Have a library card or willing get one
– Have at least one year of High School already completed

To learn more about the program, including how to begin the scholarship process by taking a short Are You Ready? survey, visit https://cityofsafetyharbor.com/cohs or call the Answers Desk at the Library, 727-724-1524 x4112.

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