Fuse scholarships make a difference for students

Donors, students, alumni, community partners and college leadership celebrated the awarding of over $1.8 million in scholarships during the 2018-19 academic year at the St. Petersburg College Foundation’s 20th Annual Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon on March 27. Ronelia Bailey, an SPC student and Fuse scholarship recipient, was a featured speaker at the luncheon. The Fuse degree…

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Fuse scholarship fund hits $3 million mark

A major milestone has been reached in helping local students attain a bachelor’s degree. Almost a year ahead of schedule, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and LEAP Tampa Bay’s partners have successfully met a challenge from the Helios Education Foundation to raise $500,000 for the Fuse Scholarship Fund. With the challenge met, Helios is…

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LEAP in the News: Beyond Just Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment allows students to complete college credit courses while still in high school – speeding up the time it takes to finish a degree and ultimately cutting down on the cost of going to college. Increasingly, however, colleges are realizing that students’ attitudes and expectations about college can be shaped prior to high school.…

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Extra Yard for Teachers initiative

College Football Playoff Foundation donates $200,000 to LEAP and FUSE

College Football Playoff Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers TAMPA, FL – The College Football Playoff Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers initiative, which injected over $1,000,000 into the Tampa Bay education community during the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship, is excited to unveil a legacy investment of $200,000 geared towards supporting and strengthening the region’s…

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FUSE Program first scholarship announcement

FUSE Scholarship Fund Off To A Great Start!

At the kick-off to the FUSE Scholarship Fund the scholarship fund’s first recipient, Michael Malcolm, currently, a student at Hillsborough Community College received his scholarship grant for the coming year. “We are extremely proud of Michael’s academic performance and desire to pursue a degree in Biomedical Sciences,” said Ken Atwater, PhD, president of Hillsborough Community College.” The…

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FUSE program Launch

Financially disadvantaged students get boost with new scholarship

“Begining December 1, 2017, financially disadvantaged students in the FUSE program that provides a pathway to the University of South Florida got a boost. Helios Education Foundation and USAmeriBank Foundation announced that they’ll be committing up to $2.5 million to kick-start a scholarship fund for those students in the “graduation pathway” program. The hope is…

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