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SSF Marketplace features T-shirts and decals, with more products soon to come. Check out our inventory and show off your SSF pride!


The SSF Stories blog features residents and alumni sharing their stories and will inspire you to greatness in your Education for Life pursuits! Check out our latest story.


The SSF Mobile App offers you the opportunity to connect with other alumni in your area. Download the app today and start networking!

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Would you like a tour of one of our Tallahassee or Gainesville houses? You can schedule a tour right from our website! We will have a dedicated staff member or resident Ambassador show you an SSF house in action!


Learn How to Apply to SSF.  We'll tell you what information you'll need, and give links to the eligibility requirements and Online Application. SSF accepts applications year-round, but the sooner you apply the better!

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Latest News

June 29th Latest News!


SSF Blood Drive!

SSF will be hosting a blood drive on the Florida State University campus by Oglesby Union from 10:30-2 PM on June 30th. This event is student run. We are hoping for at least 20 donors to help save lives! All donors receive a FREE Tervis, wellness check-up, and snacks.

Please consider stopping by and have some food before going to the Big Red Bus! Be an #SSFHero!



June 23rd News!

Student Affairs Summit Week! Barby, N. FL. Director of Student Affairs, and Teresa, C. FL. Director of Student Affairs, will be meeting and discussing anything and everything SSF this week. The summit will involve every department of the Foundation along with the Student Affairs Committee Chair from our Board of Directors, Mrs. Linda Jenkins. Their agenda will highlight departmental partnerships, changes for the future, mission-driven discussions that will benefit the entire student body, and more.

Please send them positive vibes throughout the week and expect great things to come!

June 16th News!

All scholarship announcements have been sent! Every student who submitted an application received a notice of their final decision; WAIT LIST or ACCEPTED. Please read the e-mail thoroughly for decision deadlines and necessary paperwork.

Welcome to the #SSFamily! Housing assignments and orientation/move-in dates will be sent within the next month or so. Please send any and all questions to the Admissions Team at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

To the students who have been accepted into our program and to those who plan on re-applying, please connect with us on our social media platforms to stay up to date on SSF happenings!

June 8th News!

We are in the running and we need YOUR help!

By voting just ONCE a day through June 19th in BowStern's ‪#‎ProjectMayday‬, we are one step closer to a $100,000 award for marketing our Education for Life program! VOTE HERE!

June 5th News!



The SSF monthly eNewsletter is out! Our 60th Anniversary Campaign has been an enormous success and we are elated at the support we have received from the communities we serve. 

Please read about our success and how you can be involved in our next 60 years HERE!



June 1st News!

We want YOU to be a contributor in the #SSFStories blog! Join our residents, alumni, staff and board members on their Education for Life journeys. 

Follow the blog HERE and contact Marie, our Social & Digital Media Manager, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to submit your story!




May 20th News!

We are welcoming new members into the #SSFamily in fall 2015! The first two rounds of announcements were on April 15th and May 15th. The final round will be on June 15th.

All completed applications will receive an e-mail stating that the applicant has been wait listed or accepted into our program. If a student has not been invited to interview, their application will be automatically placed on the wait list. Our wait list is not numbers and any students wishing to be considered for the spring 2016 semester needs to reach out to our Admissions Team at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Good luck to all of our applicants!



May 12th News!

SSF is a finalist for Non-Profit of the Year Award by the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce and we are elated to be recognized once again. The awards luncheon is June 2nd and we wish the other finalists lots of luck!

“There are so many wonderful businesses among our members who deserve to be recognized for the positive impact they’ve had locally and in their industry,” said Sue Dick, President/CEO of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber Of Commerce​. “We are honored to shine the spotlight on these deserving businesses and look forward to continuing to help them succeed thanks to the many resources the Chamber provides that support local businesses.”



May 7th News!

The May 2015 eNewsletter is out! Check in with our #SSFMascot, Houser, and find out where we are at the midway point of our #SSF60 campaign!

You can also watch our quarterly update video and learn about our brand new giving society for #SSFAlum under 30.

Read all about it HERE!


May 1st News!

The #SSF60 Online Auction is open! Check out the various items up for grabs including signed records, college memorabilia, SSF original scholarship house blueprints, and more!

So, tell your friends, family, community. Get everyone in on the auction action!

Start bidding HERE! (Now Closed)


Education For Life 5K - 2015

Thank you for joining us for the 6th Annual Education for Life 5k in Tallahassee! We greatly appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you on the course next year! Visit our Facebook page to see our photo album of the race!

Prospective Students!

Southern Scholarship Foundation proudly serves students attending four major universities in Florida: Florida A&M University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida State University, and the University of Florida. We also serve students attending Tallahassee Community College and Santa Fe College. Click Here to learn more about daily life at SSF.

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Making a donation to SSF is easy, just click on the donation button below and you will be transferred to our secure online donation area where your funds will go directly to SSF.

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