School: Florida A&M University Year: Spring 2014 – Spring 2016 As I reminisce through my life experience, I remember my freshman year at Edwards Water College (EWC) and how I was told that I was not able to register for classes for the spring semester. This issue was due to me being at a private […]

Name: Isrrael Peña (SSF Alumnus) School: University of Florida House: Williams Year: Fall 2011 – Spring 2016 When I was younger my parents always stressed the importance of my education. During my upbringing, they persevered for their children and worked nine-to-five jobs to provide a decent life in this country. They came to the United States in […]

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 […]

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 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: 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 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 […]