Funded through the generosity of Bernie Little, Jr., ’90 and his wife, Mary Jane Hunt, the Hollingsworth Scholars program awards a select number of the nation’s top students with Florida Southern’s most prestigious scholarships. These competitive scholarships are valued at over $170,000 and are available exclusively to students whose academic accomplishments demonstrate superior intellect, unwavering character, and robust ambition. Learn more
Full tuition and fees, room and board, and funds for travel
The Hollingsworth Scholars program is Florida Southern’s premier scholarship program and is available exclusively to students whose academic accomplishments demonstrate superior intellect, unwavering character, and robust ambition. Funded through the generosity of Bernie Little, Jr., ’90 and his wife, Mary Jane Hunt, the Hollingsworth Scholars Program was created to provide the most dedicated and talented students with the opportunity to study at one of the nation’s best private colleges, the freedom to do so as fully dedicated scholars, and the opportunity to explore his or her leadership potential through collaboration with our college president, Dr. Anne Kerr, who serves as advisor to the Hollingsworth Scholars Program. Recognizing some of the nation’s top students, these coveted awards cover the full cost of tuition and fees, room, meals, and books for four years, and provide a travel stipend to underwrite the cost of an international travel-study experience. Awarded to first-year students and renewable each year, these scholarships are valued at more than $170,000 over four years.
The Hollingsworth Scholarship is competitive and application is by invitation only. A committee composed of distinguished faculty will interview each finalist, selecting students based on their academic promise, leadership potential, character, and future goals. To be considered, candidates must obtain at minimum a 3.5 GPA in a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, a 29 ACT, a 1350 SAT (ERW + M), or a 1290 SAT (CR + M). In addition, you should submit evidence of exceptional academic achievement in a demanding college preparatory curriculum, show school and community involvement, exhibit a strong work ethic, and reflect leadership potential and a desire to succeed.
Applications have two possible deadline dates. The priority application date is December 15, and applications are due no later than January 15. Students who apply by December 15 will be notified by January 3 and finalists will have an opportunity to choose from three interview dates. Students who apply by January 15 will be notified by January 31 and will choose from two interview dates. Interviews will be held during Scholars Weekend.
Once selected and enrolled, scholars must continue to exhibit academic excellence, as demonstrated by maintaining a minimum cumulative 3.3 GPA at Florida Southern.
Please note: If you are offered a Hollingsworth Scholarship, your enrollment deposit is not refundable.
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