Name: Mia Melgarejo House: Badcock I found out about SSF through a friend. At that point, I hadn’t applied to many scholarships and I was still extremely unsure of what I wanted to do after high school. When I got accepted, I decided to take the plunge and move out to Gainesville for school instead […]

Name: Linda Alcime House: Rotary I am a Haitian American from the small town of Immokalee, Florida. Growing up in a Haitian household, my mother always instilled the importance of education within my siblings and I. With this emphasis on education and knowledge, my interest in success in the business field developed. I am currently […]

Name: Mario Rodrigues House: Smith-Tyner Hello, I’m Mario Rodrigues, I’m from Orlando. I live in the Smith-Tyner house in Tallahassee and attend FSU. I found out about SSF simply by searching online for scholarships that provide housing. My parents have made clear and told me directly that they are not able to help me financially, […]

Name: Corinna Gross House: Lundquist Hello! My name is Corinna Gross and I am the Media Coordinator and Social Chair for the Lundquist house! Just to tell you a little bit about myself, this is my second year at SSF and I am a sophomore in the ICT major (information, communication, and technology). I am […]

Name: Amaya Marshall House: Mack Tyner Hi everyone my name is Amaya Marshall. I am originally from Jacksonville, FL but live in Charlotte, NC. I attend the University of Florida and am a third year student. My major is in dietetics. I found out about SSF through my mom. She told me that she had […]

Name: Reginald Dotson House: Knight Hey guys, my name is Reginald Dotson Jr., but everyone calls me Reggie. I am a second year criminal justice student attending FAMU (Florida Agricultural Mechanical University). I was born in Stuart Florida, but I grew up in Port St. Lucie Florida. Just to tell you a little bit about myself, I […]

Name: Nairi Smith House: McKaig-Malthouse Hello my name is Nairi Smith, a first year student at Florida State University majoring in political science with hopes of becoming a lawyer in the future. I am originally from Fort Lauderdale, FL and have lived there my entire life before moving to Tallahassee for school. I heard of […]

Name: Callie Schneider House: ADK Hello! My name is Callie Schneider! I am from Tampa, FL, and I am a junior at Florida State University. I am majoring in media/communication studies with a minor in social entrepreneurship. I am, also, pursuing a certificate in Leadership Studies. I have incredible parents and two amazing younger brothers, […]

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 […]

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 […]