“The one thing we can do is invest in the quality of education, especially higher education."
Ron Kind


The Higher Education Program under the Center for Student Success and Services assists Seminole Tribal members by successfully supporting the college process. The Higher Education Team academically coaches and mentors high school, college, and Adult General Education Diploma students. The primary goal is to foster the development of every Seminole Tribe of Florida member through the pursuit of higher education.

Program services include college visits for high school juniors and seniors, ACT/SAT Prep, school selection, admission and enrollment, college advising, and processing your Billy L. Cypress Scholarship!

High School

The Higher Education and K-12 Programs collaborate in supporting students with the following assistance:

       Applying for the Billy L. Cypress Scholarship
       ACT/SAT Preparation
       Junior and Senior College Visits
       College Consulting
       Dual Enrollment Opportunities

 Degree Seeking and Trade Technical

Seminole Tribe of Florida students seeking to attend 2 or 4 year colleges/universities, Master’s, Doctoral, Professional programs or Trade/ Technical careers are eligible for the following assistance:

        Applying for the Billy L. Cypress Scholarship
        Academic Coaching and Consulting
        Skills Assessments
        Career Exploration
        College Visits
        Events and Networking Socials

Adult GED 

Students seeking to complete their General Educational Development (GED) high school equivalency can take advantage of the advising provided by our Higher Education Advisors during and after their preparation. Ultimately, the Higher Education advisor is here to support and promote the educational journey after the completion of the GED. 


March 2018 Monthly Newsletter
February 2018 Monthly Newsletter
January 2018 Monthly Newsletter
December 2017 Monthly Newsletter
November 2017 Monthly Newsletter

Higher Education Guide to Success (Non Tribal Member Version) 


Program Manager (Tribal Wide): (954).989.6840 Ext: 10592

Academic and Career Advisors

Hollywood/Trail/Ft. Pierce: (954) 989-6840 Ext. 10540
Tampa: (813) 246-3100 Ext. 19304
Immokalee/Naples/Big Cypress/Brighton: 863-902-3200 Ext. 13129