Eligibility Requirements

Financial Need

Financial Need is determined by the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) number on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). An EFC above 07500 requires an extenuating circumstance.

3.0 GPA

A minimum 3.0 unweighted state GPA or 675 GED score is required to be considered. Any applications submitted with a GPA below 3.0 or 675 will not be considered.

Excellent Character

Character is provided by the letters of recommendation submitted with the application. We look for young adults who are involved in the community, have worked, and still maintain a high GPA.

University Acceptance

Applicants must be accepted to one of our seven university partners. Florida Gulf Coast University, University of Florida, Santa Fe College, Tallahassee Community College, Florida A&M University, Florida State University, or Flagler College – Tallahassee

FAQ

Application

When is the application due?
Southern Scholarship Foundation has hard application deadlines of November 1st (for the Spring Semester) and April 1st (for the Fall Semester). Applications submitted after these deadlines will not be considered for acceptance.

Is there an age limit to apply?
All applicants, including those re-applying, need to be 25 years or younger on or before their first day of school of the semester they are applying.

How does SSF accommodate non-binary/transgender individuals?
Non-binary/transgender individuals are encouraged to speak with the Director of Student Affairs to discuss what housing option will best fit their needs.

Can international students apply to Southern Scholarship Foundation?
Yes. SSF accepts all students that meet the eligibility requirements. International students who do not have an EFC number must use the link provided in the application to calculate it.

If I would like to be considered for multiple campuses, what should I do?
Applicants who are interested in being considered for more than one campus will need to denote this information on the application. There is a section that asks for your top choice and other campuses you would like to be considered for.

I have been placed on the waiting list. How likely am I to get a spot and when will I find out?
Throughout the semesters, vacancies tend to arise at SSF. If and when this occurs, the Director of Student Affairs will carefully consider all wait listed students for any vacancies. SSF cannot guarantee that a spot will open. It is advisable for all wait listed students to continually check their email for updates. All applicants are encouraged to secure on-campus housing. SSF has a partnership with most housing departments. If selected for a scholarship, most housing departments will release you of your dorm contract with proof of acceptance into SSF. However, SSF cannot release you from an apartment lease or sublease.

Do I have to re-apply each year?
Current Residents: All current residents are instructed to complete a Scholarship Renewal Application at the end of each spring semester. As long as the resident is not on Academic or Conduct Probation, completes the application on-time & correctly, and has maintained the basic scholarship requirements (3.0 cumulative GPA, EFC below 7500, and cooperative living within the house), the resident’s scholarship is renewable for the following year. Re-applying Applicants must re-apply to be considered for the next semester. You will be notified via email when your application has been moved back to drafts. Once it is in drafts, you will again have the access to edit and submit your application.

Do I have to complete an application if I am a former resident re-applying to SSF?
Yes, however, residents who leave SSF and want to re-apply must contact the Director of Student Affairs for their respective campus before starting an application. If a resident was dismissed after being placed on Academic Probation, their cumulative GPA must be a 3.0 before consideration. Any resident that has been dismissed due to Conduct Probation will not be accepted back.

For FAMU Residents – Does living on the SSF FAMU campus qualify as on-campus housing?
Yes, it does, and satisfies the first year requirement for students.

How do I submit my letter of recommendation?
Once you create a profile within the application, you will be able to add a recommender who will be sent an email with the link to submit the letter of recommendation. You will be notified via email once we have received the letter of recommendation. Only after we receive the letter will you be able to submit your application.

Who do I email with questions or concerns?
Admissions@SouthernScholarship.org

Financial

How much do I have to pay to live in the scholarship houses?
Upon acceptance to SSF, each student must pay a $300 reservation fee. The reservation fee is a one-time fee, paid directly to SSF, of which $150 is refundable when a student leaves SSF (in good standing). To live at SSF, residents pay a Food & Service Bill that averages $970 statewide and is paid directly to their assigned house. Each house has its own checking account to cover the household expenses of food, utilities, cable, laundry, parking, wireless internet, fire monitoring, and maintenance.

What if I do not have the $275 of the Food & Service Bill on move in day?
Each student must pay at least $275 to receive keys and move into the house. If you do not have $275 upon move-in you will need to contact the Director of Student Affairs as you may not be able to move in without it.

How do I pay my Food & Service Bill?
Each resident must pay their Food & Service Bill directly to their scholarship house using check, money order or Venmo. Details are provided to residents after scholarship acceptance.

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House Info

ADK Scholarship House

Address: 803 W. Jefferson St. Tallahassee, FL 32304
Distance to Campus: FSU: 50 feet; FAMU: 1.6 miles; TCC: 2.9 miles
House Founder: Florida Alpha Delta Kappa
House Champion: Florida Alpha Delta Kappa
Occupancy: 17 residents House
House Notes: Two stories, suite style bathrooms

BPW Scholarship House

Address: 326 Stadium Drive Tallahassee, FL 32304
Distance to Campus: FSU: 100 feet; TCC: 2.1 miles; FAMU: 2.5 miles
House Founder: The Florida Federation of Business and Professional Women
House Champion: The Florida Federation of Business and Professional Women
Occupancy: 21 residents
House Notes: Two stories, community style bathrooms

Badcock Scholarship House

Address: 1130 SW 8th Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601
Distance to Campus: UF: 50 feet; SFC: 7.3 miles
House Founder: Badcock
House Champion: Becky Hunt
Occupancy: 16 residents
House Notes: Three stories, community style bathrooms

Bill & Nancy Malthouse Scholarship House

Address: 811 W Jefferson St Tallahassee, FL 32304
Distance to Campus: FSU: 50 feet; FAMU: 1.6 miles; TCC: 2.9 miles
House Founder: Bill and Nancy Malthouse
House Champion: The Vedder Family
Occupancy: 17 residents
House Notes: Two stories, suite style bathrooms

E.C. Allen Scholarship House

Address: 320-A Stadium Drive Tallahassee, FL 32304
Distance to Campus: FSU: 100 feet; TCC: 2.1 miles; FAMU: 2.5 miles
House Founder: E.C. Allen
House Champion: Mary Bedford
Occupancy: 17 residents
House Notes: One story, suite style bathrooms

Florida Retail Federation Scholarship House

Address: 101 Palmetto St. #131 Tallahassee, FL 32301
Distance to Campus: FAMU: On Campus; FSU: 1.8 miles; TCC: 4.7 miles
House Founder: The Florida Retail Federation
House Champion: The Florida Retail Federation and Ana Melendez
Occupancy: 17 residents
House Notes: One story, suite style bathrooms

Frueauff Ralph Davis Kiwanis Scholarship House

Address: 318-C Stadium Drive Tallahassee, FL 32304
Distance to Campus: FSU: 100 feet; TCC: 2.2 miles; FAMU: 2.7 miles
House Founder: Charles A. Frueauff Foundation
House Champion: Kiwanis
Occupancy: 17 residents House
House Notes: One story, suite style bathrooms

Grace Fox Scholarship House

Address: 1314 High Road, Tallahassee, FL 32304
Distance to Campus: FSU: 1.5 miles; TCC: 2.6 miles; FAMU: 3.8 miles
House Founder: Mary Jane Martin-Vegue Estate
House Champion: Delta Kappa Gamma – Iota Chapter
Occupancy: 10 residents
House Notes: Two stories, community style bathrooms

Gresham Kite Pilot Scholarship House

Address: 12121 FGCU Lake Parkway East Fort Myers, FL 33965
Distance to Campus: On Campus
House Founder: Frances Gresham and Barbara Kite
House Champion: Florida District Pilot International
Occupancy: 17 residents
House Notes: One story, suite style bathrooms

Hansen Scholarship House – FAMU

Address: 101 Palmetto St. #133 Tallahassee, FL 32301
Distance to Campus: FAMU: On Campus; FSU: 1.8 miles; TCC: 4.7 miles
House Founder: Hansen Foundation
House Champion: Gayla Parks
Occupancy: 17 residents
House Notes: One story, suite style bathrooms

Hansen Scholarship House – UF

Address: 1065-A SW 9th St. Gainesville, FL 32601
Distance to Campus: UF: 0.8 miles; SFC: 6.7 miles
House Founder: Hansen Foundation
House Champion:
The Jenkins
Occupancy: 17 residents
House Notes: One story, suite style bathrooms

Hartman-Kiwanis Scholarship House

Address: 1065-B SW 9th Street Gainesville, FL 32601
Distance to Campus: UF: 1.1 miles; SFC: 7.9
House Founder: John and Kelly Hartman
House Champion: Kiwanis Club of Gainesville
Occupancy: 14 residents
House Notes: Two stories, suite style bathrooms

Hawksley I Scholarship House

Address: 1084 SW 9th Street Gainesville, FL 32601
Distance to Campus: UF: 1 mile; SFC: 7.8 miles
House Founder: George W. Hawksley
House Champion: The Sleeper Family
Occupancy: 17 residents
House Notes: One story, suite style bathrooms

Hawksley II Scholarship House

Address: 1102 SW 9th Street Gainesville, FL 32601
Distance to Campus: UF: 1 mile; SFC: 7.8 miles
House Founder: George W. Hawksley
House Champion: The Lowrys
Occupancy: 17 residents
House Notes: One story, suite style bathrooms

Knight Scholarship House

Address: 101 Palmetto St. #132 Tallahassee, FL 32304
Distance to Campus: FAMU: On Campus; FSU: 1.8 miles; TCC: 4.7 miles
House Founder: The Knight Foundation
House Champion: Florida Kiwanis International
Occupancy: 17 residents
House Notes: One story, suite style bathrooms

Lastinger Scholarship House

Address: 316-B Stadium Drive Tallahassee, FL 32304
Distance to Campus: FSU: 100 feet; TCC: 2.2 miles; FAMU: 2.6 miles
House Founder: Sam & Eula Lastinger
House Champion: Delta Kappa Gamma – Beta Phi Chapter
Occupancy: 17 residents
House Notes: One story, suite style bathrooms

Lundquist Scholarship House

Address: 316-A Stadium Drive Tallahassee, FL 32304
Distance to Campus: FSU: 100 feet; TCC: 2.2 miles; FAMU: 2.6 miles
House Founder: Winston Roy “Jerry” & Marjorie Lundquist
House Champion: Delta Kappa Gamma – Alpha Kappa Chapter
Occupancy: 17 residents House
House Notes: One story, suite style bathrooms

Mckaig-Malthouse Scholarship House

Address: 318-A Stadium Drive Tallahassee, FL 32304
Distance to Campus: FSU: 100 feet; TCC: 2.2 miles; FAMU: 2.6 miles
House Founder: C.L. & Alice McKaig
House Champion: Michele Kiker, Michelle Wilson and Book Club
Occupancy: 17 residents
House Notes: One story, suite style bathrooms

MET Pilot Scholarship House

Address: 705 SW 12th Street Gainesville, FL 32601
Distance to Campus: UF: 0.4 miles; SFC: 7.3 miles
House Founder: Mary Ellen Thomas
House Champion: Florida District Pilot International
Occupancy: 23 residents
House Notes: Two stories, community style bathrooms

LaVerne Weddle Pilot Scholarship House

Address: 324 Stadium Drive Tallahassee, FL 32304
Distance to Campus: FSU: 100 feet; TCC: 2.1 miles; FAMU: 2.5 miles
House Founder: Florida District Pilot International
House Champion: Florida District Pilot International
Occupancy: 21 residents
House Notes: Two stories, community style bathrooms

Rogers-Rotary Scholarship House

Address: 2120 SW 16th Street Gainesville, FL 32601
Distance to Campus: UF: 0.6 miles; SFC: 9.9 miles
House Founder: Gainesville Rotary Club
House Champion: Shirley Thompson
Occupancy: 17 residents
House Notes: One story, suite style bathrooms

Rotary Scholarship House

Address: 330 Stadium Drive Tallahassee, FL 32304
Distance to Campus: FSU: 100 feet; TCC: 2.1 miles; FAMU: 2.5 miles
House Founder: Polk County Residents
House Champion: Rotary Club Tallahassee
Occupancy: 29 residents
House Notes: Two stories, community style bathrooms

Smith-Tyner Scholarship House

Address: 318-B Stadium Drive Tallahassee, FL 32304
Distance to Campus: FSU: 100 feet; TCC: 2.1 miles; FAMU: 2.7 miles
House Founder: Edna Smith
House Champion: Annette Wilson
Occupancy: 17 residents
House Notes: One story, suite style bathrooms

Stone Scholarship House

Address: 320-B Stadium Drive Tallahassee, FL 32304
Distance to campus: FSU: 100 Feet; TCC 2.1 miles; FAMU: 2.5 miles
House Founder: The Stone Family and various donors
House Champion: Carr, Riggs, Ingram (CPA Firm)
Occupancy: 17 residents
House Notes: One Story, suite style bathrooms

Tyner Scholarship House

Address: 1065-C SW 9th Street Gainesville, FL 32601
Distance to Campus: UF: 1.1 miles; SFC: 7.9 miles
House Founder: Pearl Tyner Endowments
House Champion:
Dr. Sheila Dickison
Occupancy: 23 residents
House Notes: Two stories, community style bathrooms

Williams-Pilot Scholarship House

Address: 1064-A SW 9th Street Gainesville, FL 32601
Distance to Campus: UF: 1.1 miles, SFC: 7.9 miles
House Founder: Jack and Rosalind Williams
House Champion: Florida District Pilot International
Occupancy: 16 residents
House Notes: One story, suite and community style bathrooms