Who Can Apply: The Joseph W. Fordyce scholarship program was established in 1982 by family, friends and colleagues to honor the first President of Santa Fe College.
Dr. Fordyce subscribed to the “open door” admission policy, which ensured that any high school graduate desiring an education be given the opportunity at Santa Fe College. However, President Fordyce realized that the open door policy could not succeed unless there was a substantial financial aid program available at the college to assist students in taking advantage of this educational opportunity. It was his hope that no student would be denied the opportunity for an education at Santa Fe College because of lack of money.
The Board of Trustees of Santa Fe College, in the first such action taken by the board, named the student services building in honor of Joseph W. Fordyce. The faculty and staff of the college and personal friends endowed the scholarship established by his sons, out of their respect and affection for Dr. Joseph Warder Fordyce.
- Student must rank in the upper 10% of graduating class and have a minimum of 1270 on the SAT
- Full time (12 credit hours) enrollment
- Alachua or Bradford County High School Graduate
- Student must participate in extracurricular activities and community service
- Pursuing A.A. (Associate in Arts) or A.S. (Associate in Science) degree
- Student must maintain a 2.5 GPA for continuation
Deadline: October 15, 2019