CETA Scholarships

EDUCATION: Investing in our local youth

Since 2015, United Way of Hernando County has partnered with the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce and their Annual CETA Student Recognition Celebration. Since then, United Way has invested in over $10,000 in scholarships for local high school seniors. 

Every year, business leaders and corporate partners have the opportunity to sponsor a local senior high school student through a school nomination process.

Scholarships range anywhere from $500-$1,500 under the following categories:


The Arts

Career & Technical

Community Service




Interested in nominating a student?

(Help us recognize Highschool seniors for their hard work)

Interested in your business providing a scholarship?

(Invest in our local youth)

Interested in sponsoring the Celebration?

(Have your company advertised as a partner in education)

Visit the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce website or call 352-796-0697

Due to COVID-19, United Way of Hernando County helped transform 2020's Celebration to a LIVE online award ceremony with the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce and Hernando County Schools. This allowed Hernando to still publicly and safely recognize senior students, in a time where so many end of the year festivities were hindered because of the pandemic. A special thank you to all Planning Members and sponsors who helped make the 46th Annual Student Recognition Celebration possible. 

The May 21, 2020, recorded Facebook event can be found by clicking here.

United Way provided two $1,000 scholarships at the 45th Annual Student Recognition Celebration.


Congratulations to Ryan Bradley (left) from F.W. Springstead High School in the Leadership category and Nathaniel William Toler (right) from F.W. Springstead High School in the Community Service category.