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 MFOS Scholarship (English).
View video in Spanish on YouTube 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). Beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year, for a student to be eligible, parents’, stepparents’, or legal guardians’ combined total income be below $55,000; parents’, stepparents’, or legal guardians’ assets must be below $35,000.

Please review the Florida Opportunity Scholars Certification for additional details.

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

  • Log into 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 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.