NWF State College Receives Donation from Florida College System Foundation

NICEVILLE, FL– Chancellor Madeline Pumariega of the Florida College System presented Dr. Devin Stephenson, President of Northwest Florida (NWF) State College, a check of $20,347 to support scholarships for NWF students. This gift was provided by the Florida College System Foundation to support scholarships aimed at relieving the nursing shortage and helping students who are the first in their families attend college.

This gift includes $11,324 from Florida Blue to support students majoring in nursing or allied health, $3,542 from Helios Education Foundation to support first-generation in college students, and $5,481 from Bank of America for the Dream Makers Scholarship for first-generation in college students.

“The support that the Florida College System Foundation provides to our scholarship fund is integral to our students’ success,” said Dr. Devin Stephenson, President.  “These funds will make a substantial impact on the lives of our first-generation and health science students over the course of their academic careers.”

In total, the Florida College System Foundation has provided more than $453,000 in support to Northwest Florida State College.

Photo Caption (L to R): Cristie Kedroski, NWF State College VP of College Advancement; Dr. Devin Stephenson, NWF State College President; Chad Hamilton, NWF Foundation Chair; Rebecca Morrow, NWF student; Sydney Johnson, NWF student; Desiree Wagner, NWF student; Madeline Pumariega, Florida College System Chancellor; Brian Pennington, NWF Board of Trustees Chair; Judy Green, Florida College System Foundation President

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