Machen Florida Opportunity Scholarship (MFOS)

The Machen Florida Opportunity Scholarship (MFOS) assists historically low-income first-generation college students in meeting their college costs. First-generation in college is defined as neither of the student’s parents or legal guardians have earned a bachelor’s degree.

The MFOS program provides recipients a full grant and scholarship package to earn a bachelor’s degree at the University of Florida.

View video in English on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9BbjMUsmagUF MFOS Scholarship (English).
View video in Spanish on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYVYlGJ7_LgUF MFOS Scholarship (Spanish).
View video with Haitian Creole subtitles on YouTube UF MFOS Scholarship (Haitian Creole).

Who is eligible?

Students must be admitted into the University of Florida as a first-year student. Students are selected based on the information provided on the UF Admission Application and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For a student to be eligible, parents’, stepparents’, or legal guardians’ combined total income must be below $40,000. Additionally, parents’, stepparents’, or legal guardians’ assets must be below $25,000.

Please review the https://www.sfa.ufl.edu/mfos-certification/Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Certification for additional details.

To receive this scholarship, potentially eligible students will need to:

  • Log into https://one.uf.edu/ONE.UF with your Gatorlink and password
  • In the new window that appears, check your “To-Dos” under “Action Items”
  • Follow the link to the MFOS Eligibility Certification
  • Complete the MFOS Eligibility Certification as soon as possible to be confirmed as a Machen Florida Opportunity Scholar.

For more information about the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholarships program, visit the https://opportunity.ufl.eduMachen Florida Opportunity Scholars page or the http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/types-of-aid/scholarships/#fosSFA scholarships page.

Need additional help or have questions?

Walk-in financial aid counseling services are available in the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships’ lobby in S-107 Criser Hall from 8am-4:30pm, Monday to Friday. Students may also receive assistance with financial aid questions via phone at 352-392-1275 or via the OneStop.