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

“As a returning student embarking on a second career after a recent layoff, I am very grateful for the financial assistance that I have received with this scholarship. It has assisted me in pursuing a degree in a field of great interest to me. I have always been interested in precision measurement and the ability to pursue this field in which precision is so critical is a blessing.”

Mary, Florida Blue Scholarship Recipient


“As a full time teacher and provider for a family of four, it was a difficult decision to stop working and return to school full time to pursue my dream in the medical field. It is only through awards such as this that persons such as myself are able to attend school and transition into their goal of helping others through selfless service in nursing.”

Jeff, Florida Blue Scholarship Recipient


“Attending college is a very exciting opportunity for me. I will be the first in my family to have a college degree. This country is helping me to achieve my goals even more than my native country did or my parents were able to do. The treatment I received in this country made me feel that I belonged in the United State, so I recently became an American citizen… College has been the key to this change in my life. I want to reiterate how thankful I am to the Foundation for the scholarship. This financial assistance will help me to continue to overcome my economic barriers.”

Maria, Helios Education First Generation Scholarship Recipient


“By awarding me the First Generation 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 goals just as you have helped me.”

Tamara, Helios Education First Generation Scholarship Recipient


“As a recipient of the Allied Health Scholarship, I would like to express my deepest gratitude for your support of FKCC and its nursing students. You are truly making a difference in lives... My family emigrated here from Honduras, and I am the first to attend and graduate college. My goal is to travel to Honduras annually, and work with organizations that help the less fortunate. Your generosity will certainly help me “pay it forward” and continue to perform acts of kindness for others.”

Roselle, Florida Blue Scholarship Recipient


“As an adult who has been out of high school for many years, it was my desire to finally do something for myself after having raised four children on my own. With three of them attending college at the same time I was applying, it was difficult for me financially as well as time-wise due to working a full time job… The scholarship came to me at just the right time to help me pay for my internship this summer as well as two courses I will be taking.”

Ronna, Dream Makers First Generation Scholarship Recipient


“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