School: Florida A&M University Year: Spring 2013 – Present (Olivier is pictured above in the top right) Being raised in Haiti was a magnificent and humble experience. Growing up, I was exposed to little motivation. My mother did not finish high school because she needed to take care of my grandmother. My dad had a job right […]

School: Florida A&M University Year: Fall 2008 – Spring 2014 I am Nicole Adams, an SSF alumna. It was seven years ago when my journey through college began. Prior to graduating high school, I was awarded a housing scholarship though SSF. Affordable housing was one less thing that I had to worry about while transitioning […]

School: Florida State University Year: Fall 2013 – Current Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it. “Mayra, will you be continuing on to getting your bachelor’s degree?” asked my sociology professor after I graduated with my associates from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. I wanted to […]

School: Florida State University Year: Fall 2014 – Current I’d like to begin by introducing myself. My name is Shaina Montalvo and I am one of the few lady graduate students or as we like to call ourselves, the “Foxy Ladies”, living in the Southern Scholarship Foundation in the North Florida Campus. My favorite fun fact […]

School: Florida State University Year: Fall 2013 – Fall 2015 My name is Nyshira Jackson (in blue dress above) and like many other students in the Southern Scholarship Foundation I am the first in my family to attend a post-secondary institution. Since I was 5 years old I, along with my two siblings, was legally placed […]

School: Florida State University Year: Fall ’06 – Spring ’11 *An article from the Pilot International Florida District Governor’s Bulletin. I was fortunate to call the Pilot Scholarship House my home away from home while I pursued an undergraduate degree in English Literature from the Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. During my time at the […]

School: Florida State University Year:Fall 2014 – Current Although my parents divorced when I was young I learned to grow from this experience with two different life styles valuing the time spent with all of my family. I was born and raised in Tampa, FL but I spent the first 15 years of my life growing […]

School: Florida State University, Santa Fe College, and University of Florida With two duffel bags in tow, I started my SSF journey, joining 20 housemates at Tallahassee’s BPW House. My roommate Patty hailed from a small North Florida town with one stop sign and a Dairy King, a far cry from my urban hometown, Miami. […]

School: Florida State University Year: Fall 2011 – Spring 2013 SSF Team: SSF Foundation Liaison: Sept. 2013-April 2015, Director of Marketing & Communications April 2015-Present I remember when my mother first told me about SSF and that I had no choice but to apply. I grew up as an only child and lived with my […]

Loyal Supporter Testimonial: Wogan S. Badcock, III Company: W.S. Badcock Corporation Contributor Since: 1960’s Badcock Home Furniture & more has been providing support to Southern Scholarship Foundation for more than fifty years. Our partnership with SSF originated in the 1960’s when my grandparents helped furnish the first scholarship house at FSU. It’s an organization they […]