Do-It-Yourself Home Improvement Scholarships Available

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Tampa, FL (August 24, 2015) – Home improvement scholarships are now available to qualified City of Tampa Water Department customers through a partnership with Hillsborough County Public Schools. The next eight-week (16 sessions) Home Improvement course starts Tuesday, September 15, from 6-9 p.m.  Classes are being taught at the D.G. Erwin Technical Center (HiTEC) located at 2010 East Hillsborough Avenue. Seating is limited.

Those wishing to take advantage of this learning opportunity can simply call the Tampa Water Department at (813) 274-8121, option #5, to verify their utility account and request a tuition voucher, or send an email request to Once a voucher is received, the prospective student has two weeks to register for their class on-line at or in-person at the Erwin Technical Center Evening Admissions Office at 2010 E. Hillsborough Avenue between 1-9 p.m., Monday-Thursday or between 8am-3pm on Fridays.

 The voucher issued for the Home Improvement course, which covers topics from plumbing to electrical to construction, covers $166 of the tuition fees, leaving the student responsible for just $50 (a $216 value) to complete registration.

 Visit or call (813) 274-8121, option #5, for more information about obtaining a voucher to attend the eight-week Home Improvement course, courtesy of the Tampa Water Department.