“…I come from a single parent household and I have 3 brothers who also felt passionately about attending college like me.”- Nadia Mousa

Name: Nadia Mousa

Year: Fall 2014- Current

House: Lundquist-Hovda Scholarship House

It’s so hard to believe that my 4 years at Florida State University are coming to a close. I am a senior Advertising Major graduating in May and my college experience has changed my life forever. As I reminiscence on the last four years and begin my job search, it’s easy to forget the individuals and opportunities that brought me to where I am today. But without SSF I wouldn’t have met the inspiring women that I get to call my housemates, I would be drowning in student debt, and I would not be as passionate and confident about my bright future.

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The reason this opportunity has changed my life is because I come from a single parent household and I have 3 brothers who also felt passionately about attending college like me. We have always struggled financially, but thankfully we have a large family that has always been there to support us when we were younger. But when it came to thinking about paying for college and all of the other expenses that came with it, how was my mother expected to do that for the three of us? We all thought that we would have to take out loans and apply to hundreds of scholarships to even barely be able to afford the costs of attending college. But SSF changed all of our lives and I could not be more thankful.

My older brother lived in SSF while he was attending FSU and he is now working as an engineer in Tampa, Florida. I followed in his footsteps and I am going on my 3rd year living in SSF and I hope to be just as successful as him. SSF has allowed my brother and I to achieve our goals and attend college. My only hope is that my younger brother feels inspired by both of us to follow his dreams, just as I was when my older brother first joined the SSF Family.

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Lundquist really has been my home away from home after all of this time. I have had the opportunity to be a Business Manager, which was one of the most challenging positions I’ve ever been in. But I was able to learn so much about myself through the process. After this experience, I found myself holding other leadership positions on campus too. I am currently the Team Captain of the Competitive Advertising Team and I was the Student Director of the Campus Recreation Marketing team for the last three years. Through these extra-curriculars, and the constant love and support from all of my housemates, I have found a career that I am so passionate about. I couldn’t have done any of this without the opportunity SSF has given me. I can confidently say that when I graduate in May, I will hold all of the memories and lessons that SSF has taught me close to my heart as I embark on my next chapter.

If you would like to sponsor a student like Nadia, please visit our ‘Sponsor a Student’ page here: http://bit.ly/SSFSponsorship

 

 

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