HELLO, HAMPTON GRANDPARENTS
Anyone who has helped the Hampton Educational Foundation raise money for our student scholarship fund automatically becomes on “honorary grandparent” to these kids. Each semester the students receiving scholarships send in a report of their grades, classes they are taking next semester and a letter telling us about their college experience. Here’s a part of a letter we received recently where the student addresses a very timely issue, just reminding us that today’s students are our hope for the future. Here are some letters from our scholarship recipients:
(Brittney Thomas, HS Class Of 2018)
Here’s a letter from one of our HEF scholarship recipients. Brittney is one of our Class of 2018 Scholars, and like many who have used their Scholarship funds, still wants to stay in touch with us. I am currently taking one summer class to finish the requirements for my AS. So, after my class ends June 17th I will be able to get my Associates and I will start my Bachelors Program in the fall! I am very excited for my future plans that would not have been possible if it wasn’t for the generous help from all of you. The scholarship and computer that was given to me had a huge part in my success in college and I just wanted to say thank you! I will forever be grateful for the help you provided me. Even though my scholarship has ended I still would like to keep in touch and let you guys know what else I will accomplish in the future. I wish everyone the very best during these hard times and to stay safe! Love, Brittney Thomas
(Martina Ciccia, HS Class Of 2014)
Hello Hamptons Grandparents!
I wanted to reach out and thank all of you for the support and guidance you gave towards my college career. I just graduated from the University of South Florida with my Masters in Architecture and the feeling is quite unbelievable.
I will never forget my early years at USF messaging the grandparents about my concerns and worries I was having on decisions with my courses. The thoughtful, caring responses I received on the phone to help guide me have impacted my decisions to this day and will always have a place in my heart.
Your foundation felt more than a scholarship. You created a family of inspiring people sharing their wisdom for someone like me to lean on at a time in my life when I most needed it. For that, I wanted to send my unending love and gratitude.
Thank you for all that you do, and for extending a helping hand to all of the anxious college students still trying to grasp the next chapter in their careers.
Praying that everyone is healthy and safe.
Martina Ciccia, (HEF scholarship recipient, high school graduating class of 2014)
Masters in Architecture
School of Architecture and Community Design
University of South Florida
Class of 2020
(Jenica Louis, Class of 2018)
Dear Hampton Grandparents,
Hello everyone!. The year is almost over, and I thank God for letting us see another year. First semester of my second year completed, one semester to go! I am very excited for the plans coming up in this upcoming year of 2020. In April/ May, I plan on applying to nursing schools and programs around back home and around Tampa, and with acceptance I plan on starting Fall 2020. My top choice currently is Polk State College, as their nursing program is well recommended and accredited, and suits my needs and interests. I wanted to share my plans with you all, because you mean so much to me, and I wouldn’t had been able do it without you guys, so thank you so much! As stated previously, I have continued to seek interest in the Public Health domain, as a majority of my classes were public health classes this semester. My favorite class this semester was Introduction of Infection Control, where I learned about how one can find diseases in the littlest objects, and how easily disease can spread on a public health level. I have decided to take an Epidemiology class this upcoming semester to learn more about diseases and how they affect individuals. (Jenica Louis, Class of 2018)