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(05-19-2020) SCF Dual Enrollment Acceptance Criteria Modified for Fall Semester
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) and local school districts partnered to respond quickly and address the Florida Department of Education Emergency Order 2020-EO-02, which waives select prerequisite requirements for early college programs, known to high school students as dual enrollment.
(05-12-2020) SCF Summer Flex Start Classes Fit Your Schedule
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) registration for summer Flex Start classes is now open, allowing students to take accelerated courses that fit their schedule in order to get ahead or catch up in their pursuit of a degree. Enrollment is open for a five-week session beginning June 15; and a six-week session beginning June 25. For more information, contact Admissions by calling 941-752-5050, texting 941-304-5443 or emailing Current students can register via or the SCFMobile app.
(05-01-2020) SCF Honors Spring Class of 2020 With Virtual Ceremony
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) celebrated the achievements of the Spring Class of 2020 May 1 during a virtual ceremony broadcast on Sarasota Community Radio WSLR, 96.5 FM. The event was also livestreamed on the College's Facebook page. Of the 819 students eligible to participate, 539 earned Associate in Arts degrees, 169 earned Associate in Science degrees and 96 received bachelor's degrees. To learn more about SCF, visit
(04-24-2020) SCF Extends Dual Enrollment Deadline for High School Students
The State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Early College Program is extending the Fall 2020 deadline for qualified high school students to sign up for dual enrollment until Aug. 1. Early College enables high school students to enroll in selected college courses to satisfy requirements for high school graduation while earning College credit. For additional information, visit or email
(04-21-2020) SCF Moving Spring Graduation on the Air, Online
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will honor its Spring 2020 graduates with a virtual ceremony Friday, May 1, from 3-5 p.m., to be broadcast on Sarasota Community Radio WSLR, 96.5 FM. A video conference of the platform party and a presentation will also be streamed live on the College's Facebook page. After degrees are conferred, there will be an opportunity for family, friends and members of the community to be able to call and text congratulatory messages to individual graduates or the entire SCF Class of 2020 on the air or post a message on Facebook. To learn more about SCF, visit
(04-14-2020) SCF Names Student Employees of the Year
Two student employees at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) who have demonstrated a passion for helping others are SCFs 2020 Student Employees of the Year. SCF Bradenton has selected Josue Lugo, an algebra tutor with the Tampa Bay Bridge to Baccalaureate program, and SCF Venice selected Jennifer Dolan, a peer advising assistant. For information about student employment at SCF, contact Kelly Tippy at or 941-752-5335.
(04-09-2020) Scholarships Available for Incoming SCF Music Students
The State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Music Program and SCF Foundation will award more than $200,000 in scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year. Students graduating from high school who wish to perform in the SCF Choir, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Guitar Ensemble, Bradenton Symphony Orchestra, and all pianists should apply for ensemble scholarships at and SCF Foundation Music Scholarships at Students need not be music majors to be eligible for the scholarships. Deadline for early application for scholarships is May 1.
(03-26-2020) SCF Donates Much-Needed Medical Supplies to Local Hospitals
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota's (SCF) program directors, faculty and lab managers worked together this past weekend, gathering supplies from SCF's Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Venice campuses to respond to the need of two local area hospitals: Manatee Memorial Hospital (MMH) and Venice Regional Bayfront Health.
(03-12-2020) SCF Photography Instructor Earns Honorable Mention in International Competition
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) photography instructor Peter Gedeon was recently recognized with an honorable mention award for a 10-image series titled "Planet Ag" from the London International Creative Competition.
(03-10-2020) SCF Bradenton Symphony Orchestra Embraces the South April 16
State College of Florida's (SCF) Bradenton Symphony Orchestra performs compositions by Aaron Copland and Donald Grantham, and the world premiere of an original work by local artist and SCF instructor Jonathan Godfrey at "Boots, Banjos and the South," Thursday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m., at the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Tickets are $15, available online at
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