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The Southwest Florida Roofing Contractors Association Scholarship

We at the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation are thrilled to present your scholarship recipients for this academic year. Community support is essential to Student Success. The thank you letters enclosed illustrate how a college education not only transforms the lives of the students, but also positively impacts their families and others in the communities where they reside and eventually build careers. Thank you for your continued support and generosity!

Thank you so much for your generous donation and scholarship opportunity. I am so grateful to have been chosen for this scholarship. With the money I can help my parents pay for my tuition.

I have paid my way through school for the past four years, however this past year I have not been working so that I can study full time and graduate a year early. Due to taking double the amount of classes, my tuition has been higher and has put a strain on my parents due to rising cost of living. I am appreciative of this opportunity to help them.

Though it was not not my original plan, I have found a passion for Construction Management as I have gone through the program. I have found talents and skills that I did not know I possessed. Through projects, competitions, and internship I have learned and grown so much. I am hopeful for the future and aspire to build a great career in the industry. I can see success in a preconstruction or project management role.

I would like to continue my education and get my master’s degree in construction management. One day I would also like to possibly pursue a PHO and possibly become a professor later in my career. All in all, the scholarship will help me pay tuition to complete my bachelors and open so many doors.

Thank you,

Yulissa Valdez

2022-23 Scholarship Recipient

SUDENT: Yulissa Valdez
RESIDENCE: Lehigh Acres, FL
MAJOR: Construction Management
CLASS: Senior