The Florida Education Fund (FEF) was funded initially by a major
grant from the McKnight Foundation of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and,
subsequently, a challenge grant from the Foundation, which required
matching funds from the Florida Legislature. As a not-for-profit
corporation established in 1984, the FEF has provided an avenue to
ensure that educational advancement is possible.
This quasi-public entity with a statewide mission and national
impact, was originally known as the McKnight Programs in Higher
Education and administered by the Florida Association of Colleges and
Universities, which serves as the forerunner to what is now known as
|The impact of the FEF's innovative programs and non-traditional
approach to enhancing educational outcomes has been demonstrated
across various educational levels, through several highly acclaimed
McKnight Doctoral Fellowship
A doctoral fellowship program
Junior Faculty Fellowship
A fellowship program that promotes excellence in teaching and
Minority Participation in Legal Education
A law school and college pre-law scholarship program
Centers of Excellence
A multifaceted program to motivate elementary and secondary students
to prepare for and ultimately enter college
College Board Partnership
A partnership formed to prepare secondary students for standardized
testing, higher education, and career success.
Pictured: The inaugural edition of the
FEF Focus, Fall 2002.
Learn more about the FEF in our
semi-annual FEF Focus.