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EFSC Scholarship Recipients Thank Donors For Generosity
March 4, 2020 - Eastern Florida State College students who receive scholarships thanked the donors Tuesday whose generosity is helping them build their futures.
The meeting came during a reception on the Melbourne Campus sponsored by the EFSC Foundation that brought donors and students together.
"I was able to continue my education and pursue my nursing career. Thank you for believing in me," said student Mirella Ramirez.
Said donor Vivian Iduate: "It’s about helping the community. Supporting the students. We are proud to have been doing this for many years."
College officials thanked the donors for their efforts, saying the event was part of the College’s yearlong celebration to mark its 60th anniversary and with it the strong support people such as the donors give the College.
They noted the College offers students many pathways to success, including a one-year College Certificate, two-year Associate Degree and four-year Bachelor’s Degree.
They can also seamlessly advance from one level of study to the next, making it easier than ever to gain the education and career training they need.
Students are seizing those opportunities, with a record number enrolled in Bachelor programs and online programs, and a record number of minority students enrolled as well.
Those records are among the reasons the need for financial assistance keeps growing, with donors playing an important role and allowing the Foundation to award 750 scholarships last year.
To learn more about scholarships and to donate, visit the EFSC Foundation at easternflorida.edu/foundation.