Name: Brianna Jackson
House: Hansen FAMU

Greetings! I’m Brianna Jackson, a first-year political science student at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University from Texas. I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, and lived there for 17 years before graduating early from high school and moving to Orlando, Florida. I made the decision to go to Florida as soon as I finished school because I was eager to get out of Texas. My mother’s family is all from central Florida, so it was ideal for me to be able to bond with them and spend time with them. I am a fun-loving, enthusiastic spirit that enjoys spreading great energy to others. I like to dance, sing, and watch legal movies. I also love attending events hosted by my school.

I am delighted to be part of my HBCU as we’re the nation’s #1 public HBCU, and it shows in campus culture, school spirit, and academia. Everything about my university draws me. SSF was recommended to me by a buddy who was also a FAMU student. We were chatting about scholarships we were applying for before school started, and she told me about an outstanding housing scholarship opportunity with SSF. I am incredibly thankful for SSF; without it, I would be in serious financial trouble; being an out-of-state student from the lower middle class is extremely difficult. It’s as if you aren’t poor enough to qualify for any kind of financial aid and don’t have enough to finance school at all, so you have to work it out on your own. I am grateful that an organization like SSF provides this opportunity to students like myself. SSF is more than simply a scholarship; it is a home, a family, where you meet so many wonderful individuals who are both similar and different from you. My post-college goals are to attend law school and eventually create my own firm, where I will practice law and become an amazing lawyer. Integrating pro bono legal help into my practice has always been a priority of mine. Minority groups confront disparities in the legal system, which I am aware of. I want to make sure that these communities have access to education, growth, and prosperity through the legal system. Since I was in seventh grade, my interest has been law and justice, thus that is my objective and desire.