For over fifty years, the Southern Scholarship Foundation has helped thousands of students with outstanding academic abilities, good character and financial need realize their dream of a college education. Qualified students attending Florida State University, Florida A&M University, the University of Florida, Tallahassee Community College, Santa Fe College, and Florida Gulf Coast University are awarded scholarships in the form of rent-free housing to live in one of twenty-six, furnished scholarship houses that are adjacent to their college campus.
Each scholarship house is home to 9 to 29 students representing a variety of backgrounds and cultures. Living in this home-like environment, the recipients share the duties and responsibilities necessary to maintain a household. Each house is assigned a House Manager who is responsible to the Foundation for the effective operation of the house through its elected officers and members. Each house works together to establish their semester budget, plan and shop for their menus, cook, clean and study together, gaining valuable life skills and fostering lifelong friendships. Our graduate/medical houses operate a bit differently due to residents’ demanding programs.
Please see the section Living at SSF for more information. Most of the students also work part time jobs on or near campus while maintaining their high academic requirements.
Feel free to contact us for information on scholarships and housing opportunities.