Name: Geranise Dorce Majors: Psychology & African American Studies School: Florida State University Year: Spring 2016 – Current Education has always been an important aspect of my life. I think education is an investment, and that any investment towards self-empowerment and growth is a great one. However, an even greater investment is an investment in […]

School: University of Florida Year: 2015-Current I am Jose Alvarez, a Family Youth and Community Sciences second year at the University of Florida. I currently reside in the Williams-Pilot Scholarship House. Getting into the University of Florida was a blessing itself. Coming from an underrepresented area, and as a minority it was very challenging to […]

Blog Spotlight from the personal blog of Mack Tyner, Jr. House resident, Emily Peoples. Read her blog post here:

Ever since the beginning of my high school career I knew that when I got to college I wanted to live in the Southern Scholarship Foundation. I had two older sisters that were either living in SSF or starting there shortly. My parents and I put down deposits with on campus housing just as a […]

Name: Brooke Williams School: University of Florida Year: Fall 2014 – Current   As I reminisce over the life experiences that I have faced (single parent home, very limited funds) and overcame to become the person I am today, it brings back many memories that I initially viewed as obstacles. I now realize those obstacles […]

Name: Ugochi Nnaji School: Florida State University Year: Fall 2014 – Present   I truly believed that it was a blessing from God that I found SSF in my senior year of high school. As the oldest of triplets my mom always told my brother, sister and I that she could not pay for all […]

School: Florida State University Year: Spring 2016-Current Since I can remember, my education always topped my list of priorities. All throughout high school I would bend over backwards to maintain the high standards I set for myself academically. At first this determinism was instilled in me through the constant and relentless nagging of my parents, […]

Name: Erika Willis School: Florida A&M University Year: Fall 2015-Present Even at the beginning of my senior year of high school, college still seemed like a long ways off into the future. Therefore, after I received my acceptance letter from my top collegiate choice, Florida A&M University, I didn’t want to do anything except cruise […]

Name: Megan Gerrard School: Florida State University Year: Spring 2015 – Current If my future- self told me that I would be at The Florida State University living in the Southern Scholarship Foundation five years ago, I never would have believed it. Going away to a four year university was something that I never thought was […]

School: Florida State University Year: Fall 2014 – Present Of all the challenges I have overcome in order to be the person I am today, the one that sticks out most is growing up with Asperger’s Syndrome. Growing up with Asperger’s Syndrome made social interactions and self-assessment super challenging. It especially made making friends in […]