School: Florida State University Year: Fall 2011 – Spring 2013 SSF Team: SSF Foundation Liaison: Sept. 2013-April 2015, Director of Marketing & Communications April 2015-Present I remember when my mother first told me about SSF and that I had no choice but to apply. I grew up as an only child and lived with my […]

Loyal Supporter Testimonial: Wogan S. Badcock, III Company: W.S. Badcock Corporation Contributor Since: 1960’s Badcock Home Furniture & more has been providing support to Southern Scholarship Foundation for more than fifty years. Our partnership with SSF originated in the 1960’s when my grandparents helped furnish the first scholarship house at FSU. It’s an organization they […]

School: University of Florida Year: SSF Alum ’02 House: Hansen 2002 Photo: My UF graduation with my friends: Jeannie, me, Holly, and Danny. Jeannie (far left) is the one who pushed to apply for SSF. When I was little, my mother taught me to read, listen to music, sing, have good manners, and treat others […]

School: Florida State University Year: SSF Alum ’68 House: FEA My name is Rhoda Glasco Foderingham. I am the first black female admitted into a scholarship house. I remember going to the office of Dr. Walter Jarecki at Broward Junior College (Broward College) and his informing me that he thought I would be a good […]

School: Tallahassee Community College Year: Freshman House: Lundquist I grew up in Lakeland, Florida in a house devoted to our Christian faith. When I was young, my family and I went through many hardships. By the age of seven I lost my father to cancer. As a child it was hard to watch my dad […]

School: Florida Gulf Coast University Year: Senior House: Gresham-Kite Pilot My name is Brittany Thompson from Port Charlotte, Florida. I live in the Gresham-Kite Pilot House and I love it! When I was a senior in high school I went through the college financial aid search and I applied to a myriad of scholarships. Anything […]

School: University of Florida Year: Graduate Student House: Hansen Growing up, I experienced two divorces and six moves. I became envious of “normal” families where the dad was present in the home. I also envied them for their higher socioeconomic status and I dreamed of being a part of a family that was financially stable […]

School: Santa Fe College Year: Sophomore House: Hartman-Kiwanis Coming into college, I had no idea what to expect. I heard horror stories about professors, awful roommates, and gross food. Saying that I was nervous when I came up for my interview was an understatement. I knew that this was make or break. The only way […]

School: Florida State University Year: Junior House: Lastinger  I vividly remember the day I lost my voice. My father was at the house that night, and I sat directly across from him at the dinner table as my mother paced across the kitchen, mumbling words in Spanish that neither he nor I could understand. I do […]

Welcome to SSF Stories, a new media platform that will feature our residents and alumni. It will allow a glimpse into their lives as they share their stories. While we frequently showcase our #SSFStars who are doing and accomplishing amazing things, this blog will allow  our Stars, past and present, to tell their stories in […]