MFOS Virtual Graduation Celebration

On April 29th, the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program celebrated the graduation of 176 scholars, 75 of whom could attend. The event was filled with many supporters, including UF President Dr. Fuchs, President Emeritus Machen, numerous donors, faculty, staff, and family members of the graduates. Please help us continue to celebrate our trailblazing graduates by visiting our page to watch …

This is My Story, I Can’t Wait to Hear Yours

Written by Taylor Turner on May 5, 2020 Taylor serves as a graduate assistant within the MFOS Office   I had always had the dream of attending college. Often times my dad would remind me not to worry about how I would pay for college but rather to focus on my academics. During high school I was determined to attend college. …

Announcing the 2020-2021 Peer Mentoring Leadership Team

We are pleased to announce the Peer Mentoring Leadership Team!   Yasmine Adams Brittnie Pang Angel Bu John Nguyen Alyssa Wiles Heidi Baker Lyzet Ignacio-Simon Lam Le Francisco Paneque Abby Farah Lauren Krumbholz Aaliyah Richlen Linda Dillon Madison Wallace

Welcome New Scholars

Thanks to tremendous support from the University, the MFOS team is eagerly preparing to welcome 350 new incoming scholars for the 2020-2021 Academic Year! The addition of 50 more scholars will no doubt lead more first-generation students from Florida towards their goal of being the FIRST in their families to earn a college degree!

WELLS FARGO REWARDS UF FOR INTERCEPTIONS

GAINESVILLE, FL (October 2, 2015) – Wells Fargo is supporting the University of Florida this fall by donating $1,000 for every interception the Gators make on the field. For each interception, $400 will go the University Athletics Association for scholarships and $600 will go to support the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program. The generous donation from Wells Fargo supports up …

MFOS AND UF ALUM GIVES $5,000 TO MENTORING PROGRAM

The Center for Leadership and Service, a part of the Division of Student Affairs, received a $5,000 grant from Capitol One #WishForOthers and Takeya Bland, a University of Florida alum. During her time at UF, Bland was a Machen Florida Opportunity Scholar, and the president of Project MASCOT. The generous donation will allow 30 mentors and 30 mentees to participate …