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First Generation Scholarships First Generation Students and Duke Energy State President Alex Glenn gather at Midtown Campus Approximately one in six students Duke Energy enrolled at St. Petersburg College will be the first in As a long-time partner of the SPC Foundation, Duke Energy is a champion their family to earn a college of education and workforce development in Pinellas County. In January credential. Thanks to our donors, 2016, Duke provided $30,000 to underwrite scholarships for First over 915 First Generation Generation students attending SPCâ€™s Midtown and Downtown campuses. Scholarships were awarded in Demonstrating its commitment to veterans, this year Duke also awarded the 2015-16 academic year. $7,500 to the Foundationâ€™s Veterans Bridge Fund Initiative that provides All donations to the SPC First essential financial assistance to veteran students at SPC. Duke has been a Generation Scholarship Initiative prominent sponsor of the Foundationâ€™s Distinguished Speaker Series and is are matched one to one by the active with numerous other programs at the College. State of Florida. Theresa Guy Theresa Guy is the fourth of five children in an honest, hard-working family. Her mother 5 has a high school diploma, her father and siblings do not. She struggled in high school â€“ with academics and to find purpose. While she dreamt of attending college, her grades, limited financial resources and lukewarm family support were telling her otherwise. At age 32, after many attempts to improve her circumstances, Theresa met with a social worker who would help turn her life around. This new found support gave her the confidence to enroll at St. Petersburg College. Two years later, Theresa proudly shares, â€œI am holding a 4.0 GPA and have been inducted into the Golden Key International Honor Society!â€ Theresa credits SPC for helping her find balance as a student and single mother. She plans to graduate from SPC next year and attend USF to work on her long-term goal to becoming a therapist. She wants to pay forward both the financial and emotional support she received to help others in similar circumstances.