Jenkins Scholarship Application

George W. Jenkins Scholarship


Each year, the George W. Jenkins Scholarship provides five academically talented students the opportunity to study at Florida Southern College free of economic encumbrances.

Students interested in being considered for this scholarship must first apply and be accepted to Florida Southern College.

Applicants must also demonstrate exceptional financial need and be U.S. citizens, legal residents of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, or Tennessee, and a high school graduate entering Florida Southern College as first-time freshmen.

Minimum requirements for consideration are a high school grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in college preparatory subjects and 1170 on the SAT (critical reading and math combined) or a 26 on the ACT.  

Students who have overcome significant economic obstacles, while achieving academic and personal goals, will receive special consideration.

To apply, complete the application below and be sure to provide the following materials:

  • A completed FAFSA (The FAFSA is available online after January 1)
  • Records of participation and leadership in school or community organizations, evidence of a strong work ethic, and the motivation to succeed are important factors.
  • Two letters of reference that address your merit and financial need. You may select anyone from your community who you believe can best address your strength of personal character and your commitment to your education. Recommendations used in support of your admission application, may not be submitted again in support of your scholarship application.

All application materials must be received on or before March 15.


Registration is closed.

Additional materials should be sent to:

George W. Jenkins Scholarship Committee
Florida Southern College
Office of Admissions
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801
800.274.4131 (phone)
863.680.4120 (fax)