Last semester, willing students gathered together to start their training for the 5K race. This group, called the SSF Striders, began a Couch to 5K program so they could be in tip-top shape for the Education for Life race. The three residents who were the most dedicated to running the program would receive vouchers to run […]

School: University of Florida Year: SSF Alum ’02 House: Hansen 2002 Photo: My UF graduation with my friends: Jeannie, me, Holly, and Danny. Jeannie (far left) is the one who pushed to apply for SSF. When I was little, my mother taught me to read, listen to music, sing, have good manners, and treat others […]

School: Florida State University Year: Sophomore House: Smith-Tyner Hi, my name is Arkin Buyukozturk. I’m a resident and an Ambassador of  SSF. I was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and first found out about SSF through my older brother Bert (right in photo above) who is also an Ambassador and has lived at SSF […]

School: Florida State University Year: SSF Alum ’68 House: FEA My name is Rhoda Glasco Foderingham. I am the first black female admitted into a scholarship house. I remember going to the office of Dr. Walter Jarecki at Broward Junior College (Broward College) and his informing me that he thought I would be a good […]

School: Tallahassee Community College Year: Freshman House: Lundquist I grew up in Lakeland, Florida in a house devoted to our Christian faith. When I was young, my family and I went through many hardships. By the age of seven I lost my father to cancer. As a child it was hard to watch my dad […]

School: Florida A&M University Year: Fall 2012 – Fall 2015 House: Florida Retail Federation My name is Gabrielle Dawkins and I am a Broadcast Journalism student at FAMU. I enjoy quality time with family, I am a dedicated worker, and I try to maintain peace and happiness throughout my hectic life. When SSF asked me what […]

School: Florida Gulf Coast University Year: Senior House: Gresham-Kite Pilot My name is Brittany Thompson from Port Charlotte, Florida. I live in the Gresham-Kite Pilot House and I love it! When I was a senior in high school I went through the college financial aid search and I applied to a myriad of scholarships. Anything […]

School: University of Florida Year: Graduate Student House: Hansen Growing up, I experienced two divorces and six moves. I became envious of “normal” families where the dad was present in the home. I also envied them for their higher socioeconomic status and I dreamed of being a part of a family that was financially stable […]

School: Santa Fe College Year: Sophomore House: Hartman-Kiwanis Coming into college, I had no idea what to expect. I heard horror stories about professors, awful roommates, and gross food. Saying that I was nervous when I came up for my interview was an understatement. I knew that this was make or break. The only way […]

School: Florida State University Year: Junior House: Lastinger  I vividly remember the day I lost my voice. My father was at the house that night, and I sat directly across from him at the dinner table as my mother paced across the kitchen, mumbling words in Spanish that neither he nor I could understand. I do […]