Every Gift Has a Story and Leaves a Lasting Legacy!
At Pensacola State College, the Foundation manages 250 scholarships that have been privately funded as a legacy that over 258 donors have helped create. Through these scholarships, 175 that are endowed, donors have supported the passions and interests of students who apply for financial assistance.
In 2018, the impact these donors created was felt by the 1,234 students who were helped with awards that exceeded $660,000.
Pensacola State College celebrated its diversity and commitment to minority students on Feb. 28 at the annual African American Memorial Endowment Scholarship Program and the Dr. Garrett T. Wiggins’ “Live Your Dream” Scholarship Banquet. Eight students received scholarships that will help them continue their education at PSC.
Dona and Milton Usry came from Oklahoma to Pensacola in 1986 and Pensacola State College – and Northwest Florida – found lifelong friends and supporters.
The couple’s support of PSC is substantial and inspiring – and not solely because of the Usrys’ $100,000 donation to PSC in 2019, a gift that established the Dona and Milton Usry Endowed Accounting Scholarship. The monetary support is staggering, but it continues a dedication to PSC that goes far beyond financial support.
On Jan. 21, Pensacola State College honored Dona and Milton Usry, who have become personal and appreciated friends to many in the PSC family, including college president Ed Meadows.
Jan and Ron Miller have named Pensacola State College the sole beneficiary of the $2.5 million Charitable Remainder Unitrust the couple established after selling their long-time business, Arco Marine, earlier this year.
Pensacola State students served up a wee bit of Irish food and flavor at a reception last week for family, friends and supporters of the College’s Culinary Arts Program.
But the main course was two donations that will grow the Molly McGuire Culinary Arts Endowed Scholarship fund and help more students pursue their dreams.