A Recipe for Success, Part 2

In honor of National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month, we bring you the second in a two-part series on the Johnson Scholarship Program. Now in its 26th year, the program provides scholarships for students with disabilities and a network of support services to enhance student success. Research shows that there is a great gap between educational expectations and reality for students with disabilities. A 2006 National … Continue reading A Recipe for Success, Part 2

A Recipe for Success

In honor of National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month, we bring you the first in a two-part series on the Johnson Scholarship Program. Now in its 26th year, the program provides scholarships for students with disabilities and a network of support services to enhance student success. What if scholarships weren’t really about the money? As a private philanthropic foundation, the Johnson Scholarship Foundation invests to obtain … Continue reading A Recipe for Success

Founder’s Legacy Continues Through Scholarships for UPS Employees’ Children

Volunteering with the Special Olympics has given Shelby Leonard of Fort Myers, Florida, a glimpse into her future. The Florida SouthWestern State College student hopes to become a pediatric nurse “to help all types of children, especially those with special needs,” she says. Shelby recently wrote a thank-you letter to the Board of Directors of the Johnson Scholarship Foundation for awarding her a scholarship to … Continue reading Founder’s Legacy Continues Through Scholarships for UPS Employees’ Children

A Good Partnership

The photo above is from our June meeting in Tampa of the partners of the Johnson Scholarship for students with disabilities in the State University System of Florida. This annual meeting is convened by the Johnson Scholarship Foundation and attended by representatives of each of the state universities and the Board of Governors’ Office. The Foundation was well represented, as you can see from the photo. JSF has frequently touted this program as one of its best … Continue reading A Good Partnership

Wanda Kirby, Karla Menchu-Saban and Gbolade George

‘Believe in Yourself’: A Star Student Shares Tips for Scholarship Success

From the time she was in middle school, recent high school graduate Karla Menchu-Saban set her sights on attending Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. “I used to say, ‘One day I will study and graduate there,’” said the teen, who attended Lake Worth Community High School, a few miles up the road from FAU. Her dream is coming true, and in a big … Continue reading ‘Believe in Yourself’: A Star Student Shares Tips for Scholarship Success