To celebrate the grand opening of the Poinciana Campus this fall and the newfound access to post-secondary education for the community’s 53,000 residents, Valencia will offer the first full-time Poinciana Campus students a $500 scholarship.
The scholarships were announced on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, as the very first student, Jovan Fernandez-Mestre, registered to attend the Poinciana Campus during a small ceremony at Poinciana High School. Jovan, a senior who plans to study for an Associate in Arts in sign language interpretation at Valencia, received the first of the $500 scholarships along with nine of his peers who also plan to attend the campus this fall. For a recap and video of Jovan registering for classes and receiving the scholarship, click here.
To Jovan, the future Poinciana Campus coming to his community is very important. “It means a lot,” he shared. “It means so much, because I feel more comfortable and can stay close to my family. Whenever they need me, I’ll always be there for them, and whenever I need them, they’ll be there for me.”
The Poinciana Inaugural Scholarship Award is available to every student who registers for a full-time course package this fall at the Poinciana Campus. If you know someone who may be interested in being one of the first Poinciana Campus students and receiving the scholarship, direct him or her to apply to the College.
Valencia staff will be on hand to provide information about course offerings, job skills training, language programs, degrees and career paths on Application Day at the Poinciana Library on Monday, May 15, 2017, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
For details on the Poinciana Campus and its programs, click here.