Student Success Stories

Daytona State Scholarship Presentation

Daytona State College Scholarship Presentation

Peter Campomanes, Nicole Woehr, Debora Thomas, Larry Stewart, Carol Eaton, Jasmine Marrero, Kay Burniston

“This support will help me achieve my academic goals by allowing me to continue on the path to becoming an educator. It is my dream to become an elementary school teacher, and with your assistance, I am so humbled and thrilled that I will get to do so. I am so very proud to be the first in my family to go to college, and I will continue to strive for academic excellence in pursuing my educational goals. Thank you so much for your generous donation."

Courtney, Helios Education First Generation Scholarship Recipient

“By awarding me the scholarship, you have not only reduced my financial deficit, but you have also made me less stressed about my financial obligations, allowing me to focus more on the most important aspect of school, learning. I hope to one day contribute to other struggling students the way you have for me. I am forever grateful for your help with my college tuition.”
Mindy, Florida Blue Scholarship Recipient 

“By awarding me the NFCC Foundation Florida Blue Scholarship, I am able to concentrate on what is important for me, education. Your financial generosity has allowed me to be one step closer to my goal and has inspired me to help others by giving back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help other students achieve their goal just as you have helped me.”

Desiree, Florida Blue Scholarship Recipient 


“Because of your support and this financial gift, I am able to focus my complete attention to my studies in school, without the worry of working long hours at night. I am able to have peace of mind knowing that my family will be taken care of during this new journey. Because of your donation, I am one step closer to fulfilling my dream of becoming a Registerd Nurse. I strive each day to not only learn and apply my studies, but to evolve as a student and as a person. Thank you for your generosity.”
Juan, Florida Blue Scholarship Recipient 


“I am humbled by the generous scholarship that you have awarded me. I am entering my final internship for the PreK-Primary Program. This scholarship is such a tremendous blessing. My daughters and I have been living on my student loans as I finish up my degree. Thank you so much for allowing me to continue in my education.”
Amy, Helios Education First Generation Scholarship 

“Being awarded this scholarship has brought me so much joy and has also given me a push to keep working hard towards my goal of being a teacher. I am now in my third year of college at SPC. This semester is all online for me and has been a bit stressful. However, I am finding a way to balance school, work, relationships and fun; so in the end I can reach my ultimate goal. I cannot express enough how thankful I am for the extra money.”
Allison, Helios Education First Generation Scholarship 

“I am grateful to be afforded a second chance at self-realization to pursue a career in ultrasound. This economy, and by extension, the world, does not often permit the possibility to reinvent oneself so easily… To have the freedom now to follow a new path and the means to do it through this scholarship is truly generous.”

Scott, Florida Blue Scholarship Recipient


“This scholarship will enable me to advance my career in emergency medicine by allowing me to continue onto the summer semester in the Paramedic program at Pensacola State College. I have been serving the people of Escambia County, Florida as an EMT since 2005, helping as many as I could. Now I will be able to continue to take that next step in furthering my education and continuing to improve my patient care with enhanced knowledge and skills learned throughout this program.”

Patrick, Florida Blue Scholarship Recipient 

Scholarship Presentation Photo

BlueCross BlueShield of Florida Check Presentation

J. David Armstrong, former Chancellor; Russ Jollivette, Vice President for Public Affairs; and Patrick Byrne, former Chair