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.
You will also receive mentorship and comprehensive support programming to provide you with a positive and successful student experience at the University of Florida.
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.
To receive this scholarship, potentially eligible students will need to:
- Log into https://one.uf.edu/https://one.uf.edu/ONE.UF with your Gatorlink and password
- View your full aid package at https://one.uf.edu/https://one.uf.edu/ONE.UF
- In the new window that appears, check your “To-Dos” under “Action Items”
For more information about the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholarships program, visit the https://opportunity.ufl.edu/newscholars/Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars page or the http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/types-of-aid/scholarships/#fosSFA scholarships page.
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