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Departmental Scholarships

Departmental Scholarships

We award departmental scholarships to students pursuing certain academic programs—including business, nursing, music, and education.

Art History and Museum Studies Scholarship

Applicants interested in receiving scholarship funding at Florida Southern may prepare and submit one sample of any of the following for review (minimum 2500 words):

  • an excellent example of art historical writing;
  • an exhibition review;
  • an essay on (1) what the arts means to you, (2) why this program speaks to you and your interests, or (3) why museums matter

Submissions will be assessed for originality, creativity, clarity of writing, and individual voice.

Dance Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded based on an audition and interview by the dance faculty. BFA and BA auditions will automatically be considered for scholarship eligibility.

Various Amounts

Gettys P. and Alice D. Alderman Scholarship

This scholarship provides support for promising students with financial need to pursue degrees in Accounting or Citrus at Florida Southern College.

Various Amounts

Hollis Fellows in Education

As parents of a Florida Southern graduate, Mark and Lynn Hollis established the Hollis Fellows in Education Program to provide scholarships to education majors who plan to pursue teaching careers.

$7,500, plus $500 for Textbooks

Minority Teacher Education Scholars

The Minority Teacher Education Scholars (MTES) program is a collaborative performance-based scholarship program for African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, and Native American students administered by the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers, Inc. (FFMT).

Music Scholarships

Music scholarships are awarded based upon skill level and area of concentration. Additionally, Florida Southern College awards $500 per year to members of an ensemble: band, chorale, orchestra (strings). Ensemble scholarships are only available for non-majors; auditions are required. For information, contact the Office of Admissions at 863.680.4131.

Various Amounts

Nina B. Hollis Nursing Scholarships

To be considered, students must be admitted and enrolled in the undergraduate Bachelor of Science in nursing program, achieve academic excellence, and have a demonstrated financial need. Scholarships vary in amount and are renewable for each year of study.

No separate application is required, eligible candidates will be notified in the Admissions process.

Various Amounts

Theatre Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded based on an audition and interview by the theatre faculty. BFA auditions will automatically be considered for scholarship eligibility.

Various Amounts

Visual Arts and Design Scholarships

Talent-based awards based upon the submission of a portfolio.

Various Amounts

Other Scholarships

Prestige Scholarships

Prestige Scholarships are Florida Southern’s most esteemed scholarships. Students interviewing for these scholarships represent the top ten percent of FSC’s applicant pool.

Faith-based Scholarships

Scholarship opportunities are available for those students pursuing careers in Christian ministry, education and healthcare.

Special Interest Scholarships

A variety of scholarships are available to students who meet a designated set of criteria, such as the Hazel Haley and Buelah Kahler scholarships.