Pilot Scholarship
House Foundation

Providing a “home away from home” for college students in Florida.

The Beginning:

Since 1962, the Pilot Scholarship House Foundation, Florida District, Inc. (PSHF) has made it possible for hundreds of students to attend Florida State University in Tallahassee, the University of Florida in Gainesville and Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers.

PSHF is able to make a difference thanks to a unique partnership with the Southern Scholarship Foundation, the organization responsible for the processing of scholarship applications and maintaining the Pilot Scholarship Houses and other scholarship houses located on select Florida college campuses. The PSHF currently assists 61 young women and 16 young men each semester toward their goal of a college education.

What is a Scholarship House?

The Pilot Scholarship Houses are home to 16 to 23 students. Management of each house is by the students themselves. In this cooperative living arrangement, residents take turns planning meals, shopping, cooking and cleaning up after the nightly group dinners. Household duties are assigned and performed by the students weekly. The budgeted cost of food and utilities is shared among the residents, with an average house services bill per student of approximately $950 per semester. This rent-free housing saves each student close to $12,100 each year. Each house is supervised by a House Manager who is an upperclassman selected by the Southern Scholarship

Board Members:

Suzanne Lester
Pilot Club of Naples

President – Elect
Julie Thompson
Pilot Club of Palatka

Margaret Reydel
Pilot Club of Fort Lauderdale

Treasurer Pro-Tem
Charlotte Edenfield
Pilot Club Tallahassee

DAC Representative
Barbara Keck
Pilot Club of Fort Pierce

2022 – 2024 Director
Annette Cutchins
Pilot Club Tallahassee

2022-2024 Director
Diana Kingree
Rails 2 Trails Pilot Club

2021 – 2023 Director
Joan Midgett
Space Coast Pilot Club

2022-2023 Director
Shirley Pyle
Pilot Club of Halifax Area

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