Name: Tiffany Walton (SSF Alumna) School: University of Florida Year: Fall 2014 – Spring 2016 My name is Tiffany Jean Walton, and I am 19 years old, and I am from Jasper, FL. I live in the Mack Tyner Scholarship House in Gainesville, FL. Currently I am attending Santa Fe College as a linguistics major, and […]

Name: Ugochi Nnaji School: Florida State University Year: Fall 2014 – Present   I truly believed that it was a blessing from God that I found SSF in my senior year of high school. As the oldest of triplets my mom always told my brother, sister and I that she could not pay for all […]

School: Florida State University Year: Spring 2016-Current Since I can remember, my education always topped my list of priorities. All throughout high school I would bend over backwards to maintain the high standards I set for myself academically. At first this determinism was instilled in me through the constant and relentless nagging of my parents, […]

Name: Erika Willis School: Florida A&M University Year: Fall 2015-Present Even at the beginning of my senior year of high school, college still seemed like a long ways off into the future. Therefore, after I received my acceptance letter from my top collegiate choice, Florida A&M University, I didn’t want to do anything except cruise […]

Name: Megan Gerrard School: Florida State University Year: Spring 2015 – Current If my future- self told me that I would be at The Florida State University living in the Southern Scholarship Foundation five years ago, I never would have believed it. Going away to a four year university was something that I never thought was […]

School: Florida A&M University Year: Spring 2013- Present My senior year in high school, I applied to so many schools, it seemed as though every other week I was receiving acceptance letters. Even schools that I had not applied to were giving me calls! I became so confused on where I wanted to go, yet […]

School: Florida State University Year: Fall 2014 – Present Of all the challenges I have overcome in order to be the person I am today, the one that sticks out most is growing up with Asperger’s Syndrome. Growing up with Asperger’s Syndrome made social interactions and self-assessment super challenging. It especially made making friends in […]

School: Florida State University Year: Fall 2013 – Summer 2016 Thinking back over my life experiences, I have overcome a lot to be the person I am today. Coming from a low income, single parent family has taught me various things about being responsible and independent. For many years, I have watched my mom deal […]

School: Florida Gulf Coast University Year: Fall 2006-Spring 2010 Sitting in my cap and gown on graduation day was the moment I truly realized that if it weren’t for SSF, I most likely wouldn’t be receiving my Bachelors of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry minor from FGCU. I wouldn’t have been able to afford […]

School: University of Florida Year: Fall 2014 – Present (Chris is pictured above on the bottom row, first on the left) In the past four years, I have essentially started my life over twice. Moving to the United States four years ago from Jamaica after graduating high school was an entirely new experience. When I was 17 years […]