Students applying for the Christoverson Scholarship will complete the Premier and Prestige Scholarship Application. Applications have two possible deadline dates. The priority application date is November 1, and applications are due no later than January 3.
To Be Considered, Candidates Must:
- Be entering Florida Southern College as a first-time freshman.
- Be admitted to Florida Southern by the application deadline.
- Have a high school GPA of 3.5 or above
- Earn a 29 ACT or 1330 SAT
- Submit this completed online application.
Please Note: There is not a separate application for the Christoverson Scholarship. Completing the Premier and Prestige Scholarship Application will put you into consideration for the Hollingsworth, McClurg, and Christoverson Scholarships.
Dr. Marcene Christoverson has an inspiring story of breaking through traditional roles and rising to the top of the business world. Not only does she have a 25,000-square-foot building named after her, but one of our most unique scholarships is also named after this leader and influential woman.
A native of Boise, Idaho, Dr. Christoverson joined the U.S. Navy as a WAVE (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II. She became a photo engraver following her discharge and then, through a Navy friend, got a job as a bookkeeper for a direct-mail firm, St. Johns Associates, Inc, in the Bronx, N.Y. As time progressed, she climbed the working ladder and became chairman, president and CEO of the company. Her company is recognized as the leader among women-owned businesses and received the “Bridges to Success Award” in 2000.
As an expression of Dr. Christoverson’s belief that the nation’s future is dependent on the effectiveness of higher education and graduates who are prepared, this scholarship is awarded to exemplary students in addition to any merit-based scholarships they may receive enabling them to pursue their studies free of economic encumbrances. This competitive award is awarded to first-year students and additional application materials are required.