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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

 August 3rd Latest News!

Today is Kayleigh's first day as the SSF Foundation Liaison and Executive Assistant! Kayleigh Whitman is an ‪#‎SSFAlum‬ from the McKaig House and has moved back to Tallahassee after completing graduate coursework in Boston. This position is the glue of our team and the one who keeps our office moving forward. Thank you for your energy and excitement for the upcoming adventures we will experience together.

Please join us in welcoming Kayleigh to the SSF Team!

July 27th News!

Thank you to the Florida Verve for this outstanding article about our "college miracle" program!

The Florida Verve, a state-wide magazine, has highlighted our program in a July article by Mr. Robert Sanchez. We thank him and the Florida Verve staff for providing a positive and heartwarming overview of our program and the students we serve. Review the article HERE.

July 20th News!


The #SSFStar initiative highlights the incredible students in our program!

By following SSF on our social media outlets, you will see an ongoing trend of #SSFStars. This hashtag represents the countless number of our residents and #SSFAlum who are receiving scholarships, internships, job offers, and recognition in their fields. We encourage all current residents and alumni of our program to contact our Social & Digital Media Manager, Marie Mahovetz, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to inform her about new #SSFStars or about your own accomplishments!

We have the best students in higher education and they deserve to be highlighted!

July 14th News!


Board/Staff Retreat Weekend on July 17-18!

We are looking forward to our retreat this weekend where we will highlight strategic planning for the next two years as well as procedure reviews for our community-living program. 

Please note that our offices will be closed starting at 2 PM on July 17th and will re-open on Monday, July 20th, at 8:30 AM. If you have any admissions questions, please forward them to the Admissions Team at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and read through the 'Students' section of our website. 

 July 7th News!


Join our team!

We are looking for a new team member to add to our incredible group. The Foundation Liaison & Executive Assistant is the first person at the door, on the phone, and is a representation of our mission in the community. Please see the ad HERE.

If you are interested, please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Submissions will only be accepted until midnight on July 8, 2015.


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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