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McClurg Scholarship

Thank you for your interest in the McClurg Scholarship.

Created to provide the most dedicated and talented students an opportunity to study at one of the nation’s best private colleges, our Prestige Scholarships allow recipients the freedom to pursue their studies unencumbered by financial concerns.

This application is closed.

Applications have two possible deadline dates. The priority application date is December 15, and applications are due no later than January 5.

To be considered, candidates must:

  • Be entering Florida Southern College as a first-time freshman.
  • Be admitted to Florida Southern by the application deadline.
  • Carry a 3.5 GPA
  • Earn a 29 ACT or
  • 1350 SAT
  • Submit this completed online application, including your essay.

When you complete the application including the essay, you will be considered for our Hollingsworth, McClurg, and Christoverson Scholarships.

Scholars Weekend

Students who apply by December 15 will be notified on whether they are selected for an interview by January 3. Students who apply by January 5 will be notified by January 15. Finalists will have an opportunity to interview at Scholars Weekend on January 26 or February 16.

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Questions? Contact

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Lori McDonnell

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

About the McClurg Scholarship

C.V. McClurg was a well-respected member of the Lakeland community and president of the Peoples Savings Bank. Moving to Lakeland in 1923, he served as a city commissioner, circuit court judge, and mayor of Lakeland. In 1950 he was named honorary chancellor of Florida Southern College. Funded by the McClurg family, the C.V. McClurg Scholarship is awarded to first-year students in recognition of exceptional academic merit and covers full tuition and fees for four years of study.

The C.V. McClurg Scholarship is competitive and application is by invitation only. A committee composed of distinguished faculty will interview each candidate, selecting students based on their academic promise, leadership potential, character, and future goals.