Student Services

How to Apply

The Outstanding Graduate Award recognizes a graduating student who has shown superior leadership, academic achievement, and community service while attending SCF.  The application process will begin on September 1, 2017.

How do I apply?

To be considered for the Fall 2017 Outstanding Graduate Award, a student must complete the online Outstanding Graduate Award application by the October 13, 2017, midnight deadline and apply for Graduation by the September 22, 2017, deadline.  The application is online and can be found here: Fall 2017 Outstanding Graduate Award online application, select #2, Apply for an SCF Foundation Scholarship and follow steps.

You will be asked to provide short answers to the following questions within the application:

  1. Which individual accomplishment at SCF are you most proud of and why?
  2. What advice would you share with new students to help them be successful at SCF?
  3. How has SCF made a difference in your life?
  4. What are your plans after graduating from SCF?

RESUME:  Upload a résumé listing all relevant curricular, co-curricular, and community-service activities. For résumé assistance, visit the SCF Career Resource Center

NOMINATION:  SCF Faculty or Staff member must nominate you for the Outstanding Graduate Award.  In the application you will identify who your nominator is by name and email.  The application system will send out online forms for your Nominator to fill out.                                                                              

RECOMMENDATIONS:  The Outstanding Graduate Award requires two (2) letters of recommendation.   One (1) recommendation must be from a faculty member (baccalaureate students must use an upper lever faulty member. And one(1) recommendation may come from a person of your choice.  Your nominator can not be a reference.

TRANSCRIPTS:  Unofficial SCF Transcript printed from MySCF and upload to your application.

NOTE:  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the committee. 

When is the application deadline?

Online applications will be accepted beginning September 1 through October 13, 2017, at Midnight. The online application system will not be available after Midnight.

Where do I submit my Outstanding Graduate Award application materials?

Outstanding Graduate Award applications and supporting documents must be completed online at select #2 and Apply for an SCF Foundation Scholarship.

How will the Outstanding Graduate Award finalists be selected?

After the application deadline, all applications and materials will be distributed to a selection committee. The selection committee will evaluate the applications and materials to determine who will be selected as the Fall 2017 Outstanding Graduate Award finalists.

When will the Outstanding Graduate Award finalists be selected?

The selection committee will choose the Fall 2017 Outstanding Graduate and finalists in early November.  Applicants can expect to be notified of their status the second or third week of November. 

What is expected of me if I am selected as one of the Fall 2017 Outstanding Graduate Award finalists?

The Outstanding Graduate Award recipient and finalists are expected to:

  • Submit the Graduation Attendance Form online to guarantee participation.
  • Attend and be seated on stage at the graduation ceremony
  • Provide a brief biography to SCF Communications & Marketing to be used for a press release and inclusion in the graduation program. 
  • Have picture taken by SCF Communications & Marketing.

Who should I contact if I have questions about the Fall 2017 Outstanding Graduate Award?

Contact: Michelle Puls, Student Life Coordinator, (941) 752-5607 or


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