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C.V. McClurg Scholarship
Prestige Scholarship

Thank you for your interest in the McClurg Scholarship.

Created to provide the most dedicated and talented students an opportunity to study at one of the nation’s best private colleges, our Prestige Scholarships allow recipients the freedom to pursue their studies unencumbered by financial concerns.

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Students applying for the C.V. McClurg Scholarship will complete the Premier and Prestige Scholarship Application. 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, candidates must:

  • Be entering Florida Southern College as a first-time freshman.
  • Be admitted to Florida Southern by the application deadline.
  • Carry a 3.5 GPA
  • Earn a 29 ACT or 1330 SAT (The scholarship committee understands the testing difficulties students face throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Students who have been unable to test or retest should not let that deter them from applying for this scholarship.)
  • Submit this completed online application, including your essay.

When you complete the application including the essay, you will be considered for our Hollingsworth, McClurg, and Christoverson Scholarships.

Meet Our Scholars

Happyson Kaunda

Happyson Kaunda

Happyson Kaunda

When Happyson Kaunda Jr. was looking at colleges in the United States, Florida Southern was a no-brainer. During a visit to campus, Happyson had the chance to sit in on classes and was amazed at the amount of engagement between students and professors.

“Fueled by discussions and presentations, the small class sizes at FSC made learning very interactive,” said Happyson. “The thought-stimulating conversations and personal chatter was simply unmatched.”

In addition to the inspiring experience he had on campus, Happyson is also encouraged that his McClurg Scholarship is going to set him on the course to his life’s aspiration. As an Honors student, he is equipped with the necessary skill sets to be successful in his field of study, computer science. His future goal is to work for a big tech company like Apple or Google or to establish a tech start-up in his home city of Luanshya, to help his fellow countrymen.

“Grateful, I believe, is the word that expresses how I feel about the McClurg Scholarship.” C.V. McClurg was a well-respected member of the Lakeland community and

About the McClurg Scholarship

C.V. McClurg was a well-respected member of the Lakeland community and president of the Peoples Savings Bank. Moving to Lakeland in 1923, he served as a city commissioner, circuit court judge, and mayor of Lakeland. In 1950 he was named honorary chancellor of Florida Southern College. Funded by the McClurg family, the C.V. McClurg Scholarship is awarded to first-year students in recognition of exceptional academic merit and covers full tuition and fees for four years of study.

The C.V. McClurg Scholarship is competitive and application is by invitation only. A committee composed of distinguished faculty will interview each candidate, selecting students based on their academic promise, leadership potential, character, and future goals.

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