Home Improvement Education Scholarships
The City of Tampa Water Department is partnering with Hillsborough County Public Schools Technical Education Centers and the Hillsborough Education Foundation to help qualifying customers attend either a Home Improvement course or a Fix-A-Leak workshop at Erwin Technical Center.
Home Improvement (DIY) Course - 8 week class / Next Class starts May 27, 2014
Fix-A-Leak Workshop - 3 hour class / Next workshop starts April 14, 2014
Vouchers are now available for the May 27 Home Improvement class and the April 14 Fix-A-Leak Workshop.
Tuition scholarships are provided as vouchers. One scholarship voucher is available to any City of Tampa water account holder in good standing. The named account holder or their documented authorized agent can request a scholarship voucher be issued for someone other than the named account holder but once issued the scholarship voucher is non-transferable. Applicants must have an active water account in place with the City of Tampa. Good standing is defined as no more than one month in arrears or current with an approved payment plan. (Return to top of page)
How do I request a scholarship voucher?
Contact the City of Tampa Water Efficiency Section at (813)
274-8121, option #5 to request a voucher. You will need to provide your City of Tampa
utility account number and the name of the person who will be
attending the class; once issued the scholarship voucher is
non-transferable. Vouchers are limited, first come first served while
program funding remains available.
Does a voucher automatically ensure a seat in the next class?
Home Improvement (DIY) Class - No, the voucher is a guarantee of partial tuition payment for Erwin and does not guarantee a seat. The only way to ensure a seat in the class is to complete registration by enrolling in person at the Erwin Evening Admissions Office at 2010 W Hillsborough Ave, between 1-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. You will need to provide them the authorized scholarship voucher number and pay the remaining $50 in tuition (the full course tuition is $216) in order to complete enrollment. Phone and online enrollment is not available when utilizing the scholarship voucher.
Fix-A-Leak Workshop - No, the voucher does not guarantee a seat in
the class. Since the voucher for this workshop covers the entire
cost of the class, registration can be completed on-line through
Technical Center. Once registration is complete, a seat will be
held for you.
Can I use the voucher for any class at Erwin?
No, the voucher is only good for the part-time Home Improvement (DIY) course on Tuesday and Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. or the Fix-A-Leak workshops on Mondays from 6-9 p.m. at Erwin Technical Center.
Can I register for the course first to guarantee a seat, then request a voucher?
The voucher must be issued and a voucher number provided to Erwin Admissions before class registration to take advantage of the discounted tuition. No vouchers will be applied after registration.