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, a 26 on the ACT, or a 1240 SAT (ERW + M) or 1170 SAT (CR + M).  

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 October 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.

The George W. Jenkins Scholarship application will be available October 1. If you have any questions, please contact your admissions counselor.

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

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)