Established by native Floridian Gettys P. Alderman and his wife Alice, this scholarship provides support for promising students with financial need to pursue degrees in Accounting or Citrus at Florida Southern College.
The application period for fall 2020 has closed and will re-open in August for fall 2021.
Applications have two possible deadline dates. The priority application date is November 1, and applications are due no later than January 3.
Students who apply by November 1 will be notified if they are selected for an interview by November 15. Students who apply by January 3 will be notified by January 15.
Finalists will have an opportunity to interview at one of the following Scholars Weekend dates: November 22, January 24, or February 21.
Eminent citrus industry executive, Florida native, and decorated World War II veteran Gettys P. Alderman and his wife Alice, remembered for her remarkable banking and finance career, were longtime Lakeland residents and members of the College Heights United Methodist Church who believed deeply in the value of higher education. Motivated by their desire to help students with financial need earn a college degree, they established The Gettys P. and Alice D. Alderman Scholarship at Florida Southern College.