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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


May 20th Latest 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!


April 24th News!

A huge thank you to everyone who came out last night to support us at the Cocktails for a Cause event! We are grateful for your continued support and as our residents attested, your investment in our organization allows them the opportunity to rise above their circumstance and achieve their dream of a higher education.

We know you had a choice in where you spent your evening, and we are grateful you chose to spend it with us. Special thanks to our event supporters: Private Wealth Management & Consulting, LLC and Association CFO. Check out the event photos by clicking here.

For more information about our 60th and how to get involved visit our Ways to Give page.

April 17th News!

       Join SSF co-founder, Dr. Mode L. Stone, as he shares his vision for SSF and how the Foundation got started. This blast from the past will give you an amazing appreciation for SSF's founders, allow you a glimpse into what life was like at SSF back then, and show you the lasting legacy of the Education for Life vision. Purchase the full version at our online store, SSF Marketplace.


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.

Interested In Donating?

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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