Out of a desire to assist DirectConnect to UCF students to attain post-secondary education and university degrees, the Johnson Scholarship Foundation partnered with the University of Central Florida, Eastern Florida State College, Lake-Sumter State College, Seminole State College, and Valencia State College, to establish the Johnson Scholarship Foundation Scholarship.

The Johnson Scholarship Foundation Scholarship provides scholarship awards to Direct Connect to UCF students who attend a partner college, or attend UCF and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship may begin at the state college and carry over to UCF or it may be awarded to DirectConnect to UCF students already at UCF.

To inquire or apply for the scholarship, contact the person listed below for your institution. If you are already at UCF, you may contact Deborah Bradford at Deborah.bradford@ucf.edu.

Note: The scholarship is only available to students who earned their associate degree from one of the state college partners listed below.


Eastern Florida State College
Tonya Cherry

Lake-Sumter State College
Kathy Ingold

Seminole State College
Elisa Rohr

Valencia College
Tambrea Hurst