On April 19, the Office of Multicultural Academic and Support Services honored students, who completed the scholarship requirements for the First-Generation and Brother to Brother Programs as well as their 2013 Entrepreneurship Series, at the Scholarship Awards Luncheon.

Maribeth Ehasz, vice president for Student Development and Enrollment Services, opened the event by reflecting on her experiences as a first-generation college student, and offered her congratulations to the scholarship recipients. Elsie Olan, from the College of Education, presented the keynote address referencing renowned poet Maya Angelou and encouraged students to continue on their paths to success. Several scholarship recipients had the opportunity to share their experiences at the program.

Each of the 54 students received a $300 scholarship. Desiree Reeves and Miguel Zaldumbide, were also awarded a scholarship for graduate school entrance exam preparation. Scholarships were funded by Target, Orlando Magic Youth Fund and Kaplan.

The MASS office is in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services.