2021 Sunshine State Scholars Program Awards $100,000 in Scholarships!

The Florida Prepaid College Foundation is proud to support the Florida Education Foundation Sunshine State Scholars Conference.  Through a generous donation from AT&T and dollar-for-dollar matching funds from the Florida Prepaid College Foundation, 15 of Florida’s highest achieving STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) students were recognized at the June Conference in Orlando, and each was awarded a 1-Year Florida University Prepaid Plan scholarship.  

“It is such a pleasure to give the gift of college to these students who have shown so much commitment to their studies and to excelling in the high-demand STEAM fields,” said Florida Prepaid College Foundation Director Cindy O’Connell. “We look forward to seeing the future impact these students will have on their communities and our state through their talent and postsecondary experiences.”

“Since 2013, AT&T has supported the Sunshine State Scholars program. We are proud of these students and their accomplishments,” said Joe York, President AT&T Florida and the Caribbean. “These students will help shape the future of our communities and our state. We are happy to have a part in their present and future success.”

During the 2021 Sunshine State Scholars Conference, Commissioner Corcoran recognized 103 of Florida’s highest-achieving 11th grade STEAM students.  The students participated in problem solving activities, interacted with higher education representatives during a recruitment fair and attended presentations by industry and research experts.

Congratulations to each of this year’s Sunshine State Scholars!