STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF FLORIDA
THEODORE R. AND VIVIAN M.
The Johnson Scholarship, funded by the Johnson Scholarship Foundation, is a competitively awarded program which is available to undergraduate students with disabilities with financial need who enroll in a State University System of Florida (SUS) institution. You must adhere to the following application guidelines in order to qualify for full consideration.
In order to demonstrate financial need, all applicants must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Renewal FAFSA form, and mail it to the appropriate address as indicated on the FAFSA form.
INITIAL APPLICANTS MUST:
Provide an official current transcript (not a photocopy) which documents a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) on all credits. High school students who are applying for the first year of college should submit a current high school transcript.
Provide documentation of the nature and/or extent of a disability. The disability must be in one or more of the following classifications: hearing impairment, physical impairment; specific learning disability; speech/language impairment; visual impairment; or other impairment. Appropriate documentation includes, but is not limited to, either a recent psychological evaluation used to determine eligibility for exceptional student services, school/medical records, certification by the Division of Blind Services, or a Vocational Rehabilitation eligibility determination. Documentation provided must meet the guidelines require by the institution in which the student is enrolled. Students must contact the University Office of Student Disability Services for clarification as to what is required.
Gain admission as a first-time-degree-seeking undergraduate student into a State University System of Florida (SUS) institution.
Have a demonstrated financial need (determined from FAFSA information).
Be determined to be Florida Residents for Tuition Purposes, based upon 1009.21, Florida Statutes.
FIRST TIME APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:
RENEWAL APPLICANTS MUST:
Continue to have financial need and adhere to minimum enrollment, progress, and grade point average requirements of the program, plus:
If you apply for admission at more than one SUS institution, submit completed Johnson Scholarship application materials to each university. The application should be sent to the Student Disability Resource Center at:
Student Disability Resource Center
University of West Florida
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, Florida 32514
Voice Ph.: (850) 474-2387