Pensacola State College students receiving Universal scholarships sponsored by Cox Communications were treated to a pizza party Sept. 6. Mellow Mushroom donated the pizza, salad and drinks.
Keith Gregory, senior vice president and general manager of Cox Communications, and David Deliman, Cox representative, hosted the event to get to know the students benefiting from Universal scholarships.
The 10 scholarship recipients shared how the Cox/Universal scholarships play a crucial role in their ability to afford a college education.
David Bradley works at Belk Department Store and takes care of his mom while pursuing his degree. Jeff deGroot is a military veteran with a partial disability, supporting his family and working toward a degree in hospitality management. Beverly Simpson is returning to college with a dream of becoming a nurse.
Although their circumstances are different, each student shares the common thread that Universal scholarships often make the difference in going to college – or not. Universal scholarships can go to students who fall through the gaps of traditional financial aid.
“Universal scholarships are our greatest needs scholarships. They benefit students beginning college, returning to college, studying in any field,” said Sherry Halford, Pensacola State College Foundation development specialist. “Universal scholarships are good for the students and good for the community.”
Cox Communications is tournament sponsor of the Foundation’s Big Break Golf Classic. All proceeds from Big Break are used to fund Universal Scholarships.