Name: Kerlys Ruano House: McKaig I’m a first-generation college student, born in Cuba and raised in Miami, Florida. In high school, I graduated in the top 10% of my class with two associate degrees in art from Doral College and Miami Dade College. When the time to apply to universities began, I relied on the […]

Name: Clara Brito House: Hawksley I Hello everyone, my name is Clara and I’m an international student from Brazil. I come from a small state on the east coast of Brazil called Pernambuco. I speak Portuguese, English, and understand a little bit of Spanish. The first time I came to the United States was in […]

Name: Britney St. Vil House: FL Retail I am Britney N. St Vil. I am a second-year biology pre-medical student, hailing from Broward County, Florida. I was lucky enough to find out about the Southern Scholarship Foundation through my friends turned roommates. I was living on campus and hated the thought of shelling out thousands […]

Name: Madison McCoy House: BPW Hello! My name is Madison McCoy! I am a second year student at Florida State University studying urban planning and social entrepreneurship. This is also my second year living in the BPW Scholarship House and I continue to grow in love with my SSF sisters and this wonderful hill (that […]

Name: Ariela Santillan House: Rogers Rotary Hi! I am Ariela Santillan. I was born and raised in New Jersey, but have been living in Florida for about eight years now! I love listening to music, spending time with my family, playing games with my housemates, learning different languages, and eating. Back home in Davenport, I […]

Name: Gabe Sanz House: E.C. Allen My name is Gabe Sanz and I am a resident of E.C. Allen. I am from Gainesville, FL and have lived there all my life, except for when I am in Tallahassee at Florida State University. I attend the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering majoring in Civil Engineering. I also […]

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 […]