Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences distributed more than $97 thousand in scholarship funds during the Scholarship Award Banquet, April 5, 2012. The credit will become effective on students’ accounts fall 2012.
Josh Franko, senior biomedical sciences major and previous scholarship recipient, says it’s difficult to describe how much he appreciated the gift. “The only thing you can do is prove it by completing your education. Prove it by moving on to your field or profession.”
During the banquet, donors and students have a chance to meet, often for the first time. “The students are always so promising and so impressive,” says Jean Gould, who established a scholarship for nursing majors.
Ken Bradley, who with his wife established the Don and Helen Bradley Scholarship to honor his parents, says it “feels really really good” to “share in the success of the person receiving the scholarship.”
But the biggest pay off is yet to be seen.
“In essence, you’re actually getting more for your money because you’re not just helping one person,” Franko says. “You’re helping one person that helps so many patients.”
By Rainey Park