Student Services

Outstanding Graduate Award

State College of Florida (SCF) students that have shown superior leadership, academic achievement, and community service while attending SCF are encouraged to apply for the Spring 2018 Outstanding Graduate Award.

Who is eligible to apply for the Outstanding Graduate Award?

Eligible candidates must:

  1. Be eligible to graduate with their Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.), Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.), Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.), or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in May 2018.
  2. Have applied for graduation by the posted deadline of January 19, 2018.
  3. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the time of application. 

What will the Outstanding Graduate Award recipient receive?

The Outstanding Graduate Award recipient is recognized at graduation and will:

  • Receive a monetary award of $1,500 provided by the State College of Florida Foundation, Inc.
  • Be recognized at the graduation ceremony and seated on stage.

The Outstanding Graduate Award is made possible by loyal and committed benefactors through the State College of Florida Foundation, Inc. For additional information please visit the SCF Foundation.

How do I apply?

To be considered for the Spring 2018 Outstanding Graduate Award, a student must complete the online Outstanding Graduate Award application by Midnight on March 2, 2018 and meet all of the listed requirements for eligibility.

The application is online and can be found here: Outstanding Graduate Award online application.

Select #2, “Apply for an SCF Foundation Scholarship,” and follow the 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:  A SCF Faculty or Staff member must nominate you or you can ask a faculty or staff member to serve as your nominator 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 may not be one of your recommendations.

TRANSCRIPT:  Upload unofficial SCF Transcript from MySCF to your application.

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

When is the application deadline?

Online applications will be accepted beginning January 22, 2018 through March 2, 2018 at Midnight. The online application system will not be available after the deadline.

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 Spring 2018 Outstanding Graduate Award finalists.

When will the Outstanding Graduate Award finalists be selected?

The selection committee will choose the Spring 2018 Outstanding Graduate and finalists in early April.  Applicants can expect to be notified of their finalist status the second or third week of April. 

What is expected of me if I am selected as one of the Spring 2018 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 Spring 2018 Outstanding Graduate Award?

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


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