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 to college. I was excited to be a part of the foundation. I knew being fresh out of high school with a housing scholarship was great, but what I did not know was just how great it really was.  I had no idea that SSF would impact my life the way it has. Accepting the SSF scholarship was one of the best decisions I made while in college.  SSF definitely exceeded my expectations; living in the foundation was a great experience. SSF had a hand in the development of who I am today. I am proud to say that I graduated from Florida A&M University with a professional degree.


FAMU Graduation

SSF has helped me meet great people as well as helped me develop leadership skills that I will use throughout my career. Having been a House Manager, some of the issues that I remember are very similar to issues I deal with while working. I know how to handle those similar issues on a day to day basis because SSF taught me. I have some of the best memories shared with the people I met while living in SSF. One of the many things I like about SSF is that the organization truly practice what it preaches. The Education for Life Vision is something that is demonstrated though the hard work and dedication of the SSF staff on a daily basis. They truly go above and beyond for their students. I love what they do because if it was not for their dedication SSF would not be as awesome as it is.


Nicole representing SSF in the FAMU Homecoming Parade

I am thankful that the SSF doors were open to me. My favorite part of SSF is that fact that I met some great people. I met some wonderful friends at my home away from home. Hands down, my college experience was great.  SSF will always have a special place in my heart. Due to my experience being so great I would recommend SSF to anyone with no reservations.

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