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. FGCU UF SC TCC FAMU FSU FCT

FAQ

Application

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 submit multiple applications, i.e. applying for Flagler-Tallahassee/FSU/FAMU/TCC campus and UF/SFC/FGCU will be two separate applications (requiring two separate e-mail addresses).

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?
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.
All 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.

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 letters of recommendation?
When you first log-in to your application there is a screen with three options Create or Edit Application, Add or Edit Recommendation Requests, Logout. You may have to logout and log back into your application to see this screen.

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 the house you are assigned. 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 $300 of the Food & Service Bill on move in day?
Each student must pay at least $300 to receive keys and move into the house. If you do not have $300 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 or money order only. Please make all checks out to your specific scholarship house.

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House Info

ADK Scholarship House

Address: 803 W. Jefferson St. Tallahassee, FL 32304
Distance to Campus: FSU: 0.5 miles; FAMU: 1.6 miles; TCC: 2.9 miles
House Founder and Current Sponsor: Florida Alpha Delta Kappa
Occupancy: 17 residents House
Notes: Two stories, suite style bathrooms

 

Badcock Scholarship House

House Address: 1130 SW 8th Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601
Distance to Campus: UF: 0.7 miles; SFC: 7.3 miles
House Founder: Pilot Club
Current Sponsor: Badcock
Occupancy: 16 residents
House Notes: Three stories, community style bathrooms

BPW Scholarship House

Address: 326 Stadium Drive Tallahassee, FL 32304
Distance to Campus: FSU: 157 feet; TCC: 2.1 miles; FAMU: 2.5 miles
Founder and Current Sponsor: The Florida Federation of Business and Professional Women
Occupancy: 21 residents
House Notes: Two stories, community style bathrooms

E.C. Allen Scholarship House

Address: 320-A Stadium Drive Tallahassee, FL 32304
Distance to Campus: FSU: 95 feet; TCC: 2.1 miles; FAMU: 2.5 miles
House Founder: E.C. Allen
Occupancy: 17 residents
House Notes: One story, suite style bathrooms

Florida Retail Federation Scholarship House

Address: 101 Palmetto St. #133 Tallahassee, FL 32301
Distance to Campus: FAMU: 20 feet; FSU: 1.8 miles; TCC: 4.7 miles
House Founder and Current Sponsor: The Florida Retail Federation
Occupancy: 17 residents
House Notes: One story, suite style bathrooms

Frueauff Scholarship House

Address: 318-C Stadium Drive Tallahassee, FL 32304
Distance to Campus: FSU: 49 feet; TCC: 2.2 miles; FAMU: 2.7 miles
House Founder: Charles A. Frueauff Foundation
Occupancy: 17 residents 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
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
Active Sponsor: Florida District Pilot International
Occupancy: 17 residents
House Notes: One story, suite style bathrooms

Hansen Scholarship House – UF

House Address: 10650-A SW 9th St. Gainesville, FL 32601
Distance to Campus: UF: 0.8 miles; SFC: 6.7 miles
House Founder & Current Sponsor: Hansen Foundation
Occupancy: 17 residents
House Notes: One story, 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
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
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
Current Sponsor: Florida Kiwanis International
Occupancy: 14 residents
House Notes: Two stories, suite style bathrooms

Ralph Davis Kiwanis Scholarship House

Address: 325 Conradi Street Tallahassee, FL 32304
Distance to Campus: FSU: 0.3 miles; TCC: 2.2 miles; FAMU: 2.9 miles
House Founder and Current Sponsor: Florida Kiwanis International
Occupancy: 8 residents House
Notes: One story, community style bathrooms

Knight Scholarship House

Address: 101 Palmetto St. #132 Tallahassee, FL 32304
Distance to Campus: FAMU: 20 feet; FSU: 1.8 miles; TCC: 4.7 miles
House Founder: The Knight Foundation
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: 220 feet; TCC: 2.2 miles; FAMU: 2.6 miles
House Founder: Sam & Eula Lastinger
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: 220 feet; TCC: 2.2 miles; FAMU: 2.6 miles
House Founder: Winston Roy “Jerry” & Marjorie Lundquist
Occupancy: 17 residents House
Notes: One story, suite style bathrooms

Mckaig-Malthouse Scholarship House

Address: 318-A Stadium Drive Tallahassee, FL 32304
Distance to Campus: FSU: 49 feet; TCC: 2.2 miles; FAMU: 2.6 miles
House Founder: C.L. & Alice McKaig
Current Sponsor: William & Nancy Malthouse Endowments
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 (was an active Pilot member)
Active Sponsor: 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: 138 feet; TCC: 2.1 miles; FAMU: 2.5 miles
House Founder and Current Sponsor: Florida District Pilot International
Occupancy: 21 residents
House Notes: Two stories, community style bathrooms

Polk Scholarship House

Address: 330 Stadium Drive Tallahassee, FL 32304
Distance to Campus: FSU: 200 feet; TCC: 2.1 miles; FAMU: 2.5 miles
House Founder: Polk County Residents
Occupancy: 31 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
Occupancy: 9 residents
House Notes: One story, suite style bathrooms

Rotary Scholarship House

Address: 811 W. Jefferson St. Tallahassee, FL 32304
Distance to Campus: FSU: 0.5 miles; FAMU: 1.6 miles; TCC: 2.9 miles
House Founder and Current Sponsor: Rotary Club of Tallahassee
Occupancy: 12 residents
House Notes: Two stories, community style bathrooms

Smith-Tyner Scholarship House

Address: 318-B Stadium Drive Tallahassee, FL 32304
Distance to Campus: FSU: 56 feet; TCC: 2.1 miles; FAMU: 2.7 miles
House Founder: Edna Smith
Current Sponsor: Pearl Tyner Endowments
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: 95 Feet; TCC 2.1 miles; FAMU: 2.5 miles
House founder: A variety of donors, especially the Stone family
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 and Current Sponsor: Pearl Tyner Endowments
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
Occupancy: 16 residents
House Notes: One story, suite and community style bathrooms