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While the school year may be over, we know students will continue to face unanticipated needs as a result of this health crisis. Your gift to the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund or to the Area of Greatest Need (Annual Fund) can help Florida Southern continue to meet the needs of our Mocs.
The sustaining support of alumni, parents, and friends continues to advance the College to new levels of excellence.
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The impact of your partnership makes a remarkable difference that will sustain future generations of graduates.
On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law to provide financial relief for businesses and individuals negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. A number of provisions are included in the legislation to encourage continued philanthropic support for nonprofit organizations, like Florida Southern College.
Thanks to your financial assistance we are able to attract and retain the best and brightest students.
Full-ride scholarships are awarded to promising students to alleviate the stresses of having to finance their education — allowing them to focus on their studies. And Peter didn’t waste a moment. He immersed himself completely, availing himself of the many opportunities our community offers. Along with triple-majoring in English, Spanish, and Communication, Peter interned at a local non-profit news outlet, participated in organizations such as the Multicultural Student Council and the Harry Potter Club, and served as Editor-in-Chief of The Southern, our student-run newspaper.
“The Hollingsworth Scholarship was like a machete that cleared a path forward for me through a jungle of financial and administrative obstacles to attending college. Instead of having to take out loans and work several jobs, I was able to devote myself to activities and student organizations that I was passionate about.”
Peter is now at the University of Alabama, pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Poetry.
“Without the Hollingsworth, I couldn’t have been able to say yes to the many other opportunities that Florida Southern presented to me once I arrived, and I couldn’t have enrolled in graduate school with the financial burden of an undergraduate degree.”
When Happyson Kaunda Jr. was looking at colleges in the United States, Florida Southern was a no-brainer. During a visit to campus, Happyson had the chance to sit in on classes and was amazed at the amount of engagement between students and professors.
“Fueled by discussions and presentations, the small class sizes at FSC made learning very interactive,” said Happyson. “The thought-stimulating conversations and personal chatter was simply unmatched.”
In addition to the inspiring experience he had on campus, Happyson is also encouraged that his McClurg Scholarship is going to set him on the course to his life’s aspiration. As an Honors student, he is equipped with the necessary skill sets to be successful in his field of study, computer science. His future goal is to work for a big tech company like Apple or Google or to establish a tech start-up in his home city of Luanshya, to help his fellow countrymen.
“Grateful, I believe, is the word that expresses how I feel about the McClurg Scholarship.” C.V. McClurg was a well-respected member of the Lakeland community and
Natalie McGinniss was looking for a college that combines engaging experiences with academic reward. Her search lead her to FSC, where courses did not follow traditional lecture formats, but were instead taught through an interactive professor-student small-classroom setting.
“Professors provide outside learning activities and whole group discussions for students to better understand the material.”
Throughout her time at FSC, Natalie, an environmental science major, is comforted by the fact that she is able to connect personally with faculty and peers, which has helped her excel academically, emotionally, and socially.
It’s not rare to find a Moc with passion. But when you add Jenkins scholarship, you’ll know you’re dealing with a motivated academician with big dreams and the dedication to achieve them. Joshua Rivera is an attorneyhopeful with a detailed plan already set in place as a student at FSC.
He knows that his double major in Political Science and History, coupled with a pre-law professional track is going to give him the knowledge he needs to make it in the competitive field of law.
“Following graduation, I plan on pursuing corporate law and make a considerable effort in contributing to pro-bono work that I am passionate about and getting involved with legal organizations that contribute to lowerincome individuals.”
When it comes to the Jenkins scholarship, he is quick to commend its contribution to his collegiate journey.
“The Jenkins Scholarship is an opportunity not only to pursue a college degree, but to do so without an accompanied financial barrier. Beyond even the affordability aspect, the number of fellow scholars and donators I meet is a learning opportunity that I value.”
Throughout his journey, Joshua has met many peers who taught him, mentored him, and advised him.
“Thanks to FSC, I have learned the value of networking, humility, and recognized my accomplishments and awarded myself with the credit I am due.”
You have the opportunities to leave an enduring legacy at Florida southern by putting the college in your will or as a beneficiary to your estate.
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