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Harris Foundation Creates Scholarships for Public Safety Institute Students

July 24, 2017

A $10,000 donation from the Harris Foundation will help women and minority students at the Eastern Florida State College Public Safety Institute realize their goals of careers in public service.

The donation to the EFSC Foundation will create a $1,000 scholarship specifically for students pursuing Public Safety Institute degrees or certifications, funding awards for up to 10 students.

“Harris recognizes the importance of supporting education in our communities,” said Nino DiCosmo, president of Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications. “Giving students the ability to gain a deep understanding of the mission-critical technology used in public safety will help prepare these future public safety professionals for success.”

During the last academic year, the EFSC Foundation provided more than $574,000 in scholarship awards to 600 students. However, the need is great and many students remain unfunded.

“We’re very grateful to the Harris Foundation for this very generous gift,” said Jennie Kriete, Director of the EFSC Foundation. “Our donors change lives here at Eastern Florida State College, helping students achieve their dreams of a successful career and a hopeful future.”

For more information about the EFSC Foundation, call the EFSC Foundation at (321) 433-7055 or email Jennie Kriete at