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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

July 27th Latest 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.


June 29th 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!



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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