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Pensacola State College awarded $23,365 for scholarships

Pensacola State College

From left to right Ed Meadows, president of Pensacola State College
Ed Moore Chair Pensacola State College Board of Trustees
Margaret Stopp Vice-president of Pensacola State College Foundation Board of Governors
Catherine Kelly Chair Board of Florida Foundation and Center Director for Florida Blue of Pensacola
and Randall Hanna Chancellor Florida State College System

Pensacola State College was awarded $23,365 in scholarship grants from three groups Wednesday, Sept. 5.

One of the groups, Florida Blue, presented the college with a check for $10,600 to fund student scholarships in the areas of Nursing and Allied Health.

The Dream Maker Scholarship, established by Bank of America, awarded $3,887 to first-generation students to cover tuition, books, fees and child care.

The Helios Education Foundation, the third group, contributed $8,878, which will be awarded to first-generation students who are preparing to become teachers in Florida.

In 2011-2012, 63 PSC students received scholarships through the three scholarship programs. All three scholarships are endowments established through the Florida College System Foundation.