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Scholarship Recipients - Student Testimonials

We thank you for making a difference in our students' lives. 'Paying it forward' helps our students to complete their education while giving our community a more educated workforce.  Please take a moment to read how you are making a difference in our student's live. 



My name is Lacey. I'm currently a Law Enforcement Officer in Florida, and my overall goal is to become fluent in American Sign Language while performing my duties serving the community. I'm passionate about people, and through Daytona State and the Daytona State College Foundation, I've been able to broaden my horizons while helping people at the same time. I'm grateful to the Foundation for the gift of a scholarship because without it, I wouldn't be able to get ahead. I graduated from the academy in 2014, received my AA in 2016, and am finishing up my AS through the bridge program, and then I'll begin my bachelors. Further, I've taken ASL (American Sign Language) 1 and 2 and soon will take 3 and 4. Once again, 'Thank you' to the Foundation at DSC!

 Christy Taylor

The Daytona State College Foundation Scholarship has made a huge difference in my life.  As a full time student and single mom, the scholarship has allowed me to stay committed to my education as well as providing for my family.  The PTA program is a very challenging program, and without the Foundation Scholarship, my success would have been harder to achieve.  It was truly a blessing!
Thank you
Christy Taylor

Vanessa DesinorThe management degree at Daytona State College will give me the opportunity to apply for other positions such as rehab director and healthcare administrator. I am dedicated to become the best medical professional that one can become and continue my journey on improving quality of life of many and providing high quality care to individuals. The scholarship is allowing me to be one step closer to my goal and dream of practicing healthcare as ministry   

- Vanessa Desinor


Lydia Cassaro

My name is Lydia Cassaro and I have received several Foundation scholarships from Daytona State College.  This has made a huge difference in whether or not I remained enrolled in school.  As a single parent who struggles day to day, I find great comfort knowing that I have the opportunity to apply for scholarships that help me get through school.  I have been a student for two years and I am now halfway done.  I would have never been able to get this far without the help of Daytona State Foundation scholarships. 

Thank you so much!
Lydia Cassaro

Azaria LanierIf it had not been for the generous scholarship I received, I may have not been able to go to college.  Because of the Foundation scholarship, I was able to take additional classes and pay for my books. My every need was taken care for this semester because someone decided to invest in my education.  I say thank you, and thank you again. God Bless you all.

Azaria "Zari" Lanier



With the scholarship I received helped me fill all the gaps I had with paying for my education. A science base curriculum has a lot of extra expenses that can add up quickly and make it difficult to acquire all the materials needed for labs and other extra curricular activities. The extra help I got gave me a boost to be a better student!

- Violet

Bonnie Fuller Parker


I am so grateful for my scholarship money.  It has helped me pay for classes and books to finish my AA degree.   Upon completion, I will go into the Bachelor's Program for Education.  My plan is to work in a Volusia County school system.  I love working with children and that is my passion.  

- Bonnie Parker-Fuller


Andrius Stockus

The scholarship has helped me greatly acquire all the necessary material for my classes. My curriculum is heavy science based and from goggles to lab manuals and lab coats I was able to cover the cost and focus on my path to medical school without having to worry about how I will be covering the extra expenses beyond the tuition. Books alone for one of my classes cost around $600 so this scholarship has greatly helped me be a prepared student. 

- Andrius Stockus

 Lovely JosephThank you for stepping up and making a difference in my life. This scholarship is truly a blessing, one week ago I was praying to God and ask how will I make it through, if I am having a hard time receiving scholarships or grants and this is the first one I have received since that prayer. This astounding moment will definitely help me stay more focus nor not have to stress financially, instead I can use that time to study the materials. I’m extremely thankful for this opportunity and I know God will bless you in a mighty way. “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive." Acts 20:35 Your investment will not be in vain, I will bear a multiple of fruits.
- Lovely Joseph

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