MELBOURNE, FLA. — Francis Hidalgo Flores, a sophomore majoring in forensic psychology, has been chosen to obtain a $3,200 CIC/UPS Scholarship supplied by the Florida Impartial Faculty Fund and its nationwide accomplice, the Council of Impartial Faculties (CIC).
This 12 months, the Florida Impartial Faculty Fund awarded $96,000 in CIC/UPS Scholarships to 30 low-income, first-generation, minority, and new American college students at ICUF/FICF member faculties.
Flores, a first-generation scholar whose dad and mom are Nicaraguan immigrants, mentioned the scholarship will assist her fulfill her objective of serving to others by psychology.
“I need to have the ability to give a voice to those that have felt like their voice has been silenced,” she mentioned in a thank-you word to the UPS Basis. “I’ve at all times had a ardour for serving to others in a approach that’s typically missed, and I imagine that I will obtain this dream with this main.”
Florida Tech’s extremely regarded forensic psychology program drew Flores’s curiosity early on.
“I had change into so fascinated with this system and the college; it immediately grew to become my dream college ever since my sophomore 12 months of highschool,” she mentioned in an interview. “As soon as I discovered I used to be accepted, it had change into like a dream come true to me. I’m a first-generation scholar, so even the acceptance felt surreal.”
Since 1985, roughly $62.2 million has been awarded in scholarship grants to CIC State Councils to help 22,228 first-generation, low-income, minority, or new American college students at unbiased schools throughout the nation.