Alderman Scholarship Application

The Gettys P. and Alice D. Alderman Scholarship

Thank you for your interest in the Alderman Scholarship.

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 September for fall 2021.

Applications have two possible deadline dates. The priority application date is November 15, and applications are due no later than January 3.

To be considered, students must:

  • Be a Florida resident
  • Earn a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0
  • 20 ACT or
  • 1050 SAT
  • Have been offered admission to Florida Southern College
  • Major in Accounting or Citrus
  • Submit a completed FAFSA and demonstrate financial need as determine by the College Financial Aid office.

Scholars Weekend

Students who apply by November 15 will be notified if they are selected for an interview by December 1. Students who apply by January 3 will be notified by January 15.

Finalists will be invited to interview virtually with our esteemed faculty and staff.

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About the Alderman Scholarship

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.