SSF STORIES BLOG

Learn more about our residents as they share a piece of their story here on the #SSFStories Blog!

“I know the true meaning of Women Empowerment and SSF has given me such good female role models.” – Farheen Damani

Name: Farheen Damani House: Grace Fox I was very nervous coming to SSF as a freshman because I did not know what to expect. This is my last year and I do not want to leave! I have built so many amazing friendships and have learned so many new skills. I know the true meaning […]

“I have been so blessed to be a part of this organization and find a community and home that is there for me no matter what.” – Savannah Gardner

Name: Savannah Gardner House: Hansen-UF Hello everyone! My name is Savannah Gardner and I am from Panama City, Florida. I am a first-generation college student attending the University of Florida studying agricultural education and communication. My specialization is in communication and leadership development and I am currently a marketing/social media intern for UF Innovate. I […]

“I am genuinely thankful to be accepted and apart of SSF.” – Darius Davis-Wyatt

Name: Darius Davis-Wyatt House: Malthouse Hello, my name is Darius Davis-Wyatt, and I am a first-generation freshman at Florida State University. I was born and raised in Orlando, one of Florida’s best cities, and lived with a single mother and two sisters. I have a father in my life, but after 17 years, it comes […]

“The Southern Scholarship Foundation has put me at ease these past four years so I don’t have to worry about family and financial hardships.” – Libby Mullen

Name: Libby Mullen House: Lastinger Hi, I’m Libby Mullen! I’m a senior at Florida State University studying English and Communications from Martin County. I’m currently in my 4th year (how is it already four!) of living at SSF. I found out about the Southern Scholarship Foundation in my junior year of high school from my […]

“I was so excited to hear that I was chosen to be a part of SSF.” – Ricardo Fryson, Jr.

Resident: Ricardo Fryson House: Stone Hello, my name is Ricardo Fryson, and this is my first year at FSU and my first year as an SSF resident. I am from Tampa, Florida, graduating from the best high school in the nation, Howard W. Blake. I found out about SSF through an email that was sent […]

“If I can get the chance to help even a single person get a better life, it would mean the world to me.” – Kenineson Cene

Resident: Kenineson Cene House: Frueauff My name is Kenineson Cene, I am a first-generation college student attending Florida State University. ‚ÄčIn 2011, I excitedly began a new life in the United States, leaving my homeland of Haiti behind. I was 10 years old and ready to live the American Dream. However, once we settled, I […]

“I would have never imagined I would find a home away from home.” – Sophia Belloli

Resident: Sophia Belloli House: MET Pilot Hello! My name is Sophia Belloli and I am the Media Coordinator at MET Pilot Scholarship House in Gainesville, Florida, as well as one of the Ambassadors for Central Florida SSF (2019-2020). I am a proud first-generation student, now in my second year at the University of Florida and […]

“I have found friends that I am able to work with, cook with, clean with, and also have fun with.” – Mykalah Moore

Resident: Mykalah Moore House: Lastinger Hello! My name is Mykalah Moore and I am a third year resident at the Lastinger Scholarship House, and will be graduating from Florida State University in fall 2020 as a biology major. I found out about SSF through my father, who was actually a resident of Lastinger House when […]

“After I graduate, I would like to work as an IT consultant or a business consultant.” – Amir Wilson

Resident: Amir Wilson House: Malthouse My name is Amir Wilson and I live in the Malthouse Scholarship House. My major is Management Information Systems and I am a sophomore at Florida State University. I am 20 years old and I was born in Jacksonville, Florida in the Orange Park Area. I went to William M. […]

“Living in a scholarship house is like having a second family…” – Karalyn King

Resident: Karalyn King House: Hansen-FAMU Greetings and humble salutations! I am Karalyn King, a first year biology pre-med scholar at the illustrious Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. I was born and raised in the city of Lake Alfred, Florida. I graduated high school with a 3.9 GPA and a 3.3 college GPA along with my […]