Resident: Kemy Eliassaint
House: Knight

As I was applying for colleges my senior year in high school, I wasn’t even thinking about where I would be living since I was looking for the most affordable place to stay at. I remember I was in my Student Government Association class and I received an email from FAMU telling me I could apply for these scholarships and the first thing on the list was Southern Scholarship Foundation, at first I didn’t pay it no mind. As I got closer to graduation I realized that I couldn’t keep slacking any longer, so I decided to look for scholarships to apply for and I went through the email I had from FAMU a few months ago. I went through the Southern Scholarship Foundation website and watched the videos and BOOM, I realized that where I wanted to stay at! I applied and I prayed every night hoping that I would get a chance to be interviewed by one of the Southern Scholarship Foundation directors. A couple weeks later I got an email to be interview and I aced the interview and since then I been living in the Knight house and I hope I can continue living the next 3 years in the Knight Scholarship House. My name is Kemy Eliassaint a 2nd year Mechanical Engineering student at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University from Orlando, Florida . This is my second semester living in the Southern Scholarship Foundation Knight House. I chose FAMU because of the many opportunities that comes about at an HBCU. Life is going to take me far financially and academically due to SSF. Due to SSF I’m able to go to school stress free without worrying about taking out loans. In the next 5 years of my life I see myself working for Lockheed Martin or Duke Energy. SSF means family to me.