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The Alachua County Housing Authority Barbara Higgins Scholarship Fund was established in 1993 to provide scholarships for residents in the housing projects throughout Alachua County. The purpose of this program is to assist public housing residents in pursing an Associate in Arts degree, Associate in Science, and/or certificate of training. Ms. Higgins, a lifelong resident of Gainesville, was involved in civic and community activities over many years. She was affectionately referred to as 'mama' Higgins by those who knew her. Her infectious smile and kind words were an inspiration to all.


  • Student must have 2.0 GPA
  • Full time or part time enrollment  (12 credit hours for full time student, part time student will be prorated for the number of hours attending) 6 hours minimum
  • Alachua County high school graduate
  • African - American
  • Alachua County Housing Authority Resident
  • Program of Study - General
  • Pursuing A.A. (Associate in Arts), A.S. (Associate in Science) degree or Certificate Program
  • Renewable for one additional year if student meets scholarship minimum criteria.

This information along with all the other scholarships we offer can be found at https://www.sfcollege.edu/foundation/scholarships/index