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Florida College System Foundation donates $40,000 in scholarships to Seminole State

(From left) John Gyllin, executive director of the Foundation for Seminole State College; Dr. E. Ann McGee, Seminole State president; and Randy Hanna, Florida College System chancellor.
A $40,000 donation from the Florida College System Foundation will provide scholarships for first-generation students at Seminole State College of Florida.

Florida College System Chancellor Randy Hanna presented a scholarship check to the Foundation for Seminole State College during a visit to the College’s Heathrow Campus on Wednesday, Aug. 14.

The FCS Foundation is awarding $905,999 in scholarships divided among the 28 institutions. A scholarship tour started at Seminole State on Wednesday, with presentations scheduled at college across the state over the next several weeks.

“The Florida College System Foundation’s endowed scholarships help make a difference in the lives of thousands of students across the state,” said Dr. Thomas E. Furlong, Jr., chairman of the foundation’s board of directors. “We are proud to support first-generation college students as well as students in the nursing and allied health fields.”

Research shows that when deciding whether to pursue a college education, students are influenced by whether or not their parents attended college. First-generation students face unique challenges, including less academic preparation, limited access to information about the college experience and lack of support. Scholarships can help alleviate financial struggles for many of these students. Funds for first-generation student scholarships were provided by endowments made by Bank of America and the Helios Education Foundation.

Students can apply for scholarships through the Foundation for Seminole State College's website.  

For more information, visit the Florida College System Foundation.

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