Since 1955, 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 A&M University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida State University, Santa Fe College, Tallahassee Community College, and the University of Florida are awarded scholarships in the form of rent-free housing, offering leadership training and personal development opportunities in the living and learning community.
Beyond rent-free housing, SSF is a living and learning community. The cooperative living program fosters leadership and instills essential life skills. Residents maintain individual household responsibilities, such as cooking, cleaning common areas, managing the house’s finances, budgeting weekly expenses, and organizing socials. SSF also offers focused workshops to help students grow and become community leaders. Examples of workshops facilitated throughout the year include best practice study skills, financial literacy, and conflict resolution workshops.