Bryant Howard, a senior at USF in Tampa, has received the
FSPA Scholarship Award all four years of his college career. He can’t help but feel ‘blessed’ for what the
scholarship has allowed him to achieve in his academics and profession.
The electrical engineering major is currently wrapping up a
10-week internship at Power Design Inc., an engineering firm that builds
high-rise hotels and apartment buildings.
“Right now I work with the fire alarm team,” said
Howard. “My day to day includes finding
out how these fire and safety systems are installed and at what cost.”
You might ask what is next for Howard. Well, Power Design liked his presence so
much, they have offered him a full-time role starting next June.
Bryant credits the FSPA Scholarship with playing an
important role with his recent success.
“The FSPA Scholarship is a peace-of-mind type of thing,”
said Bryant. “To get support from the
FSPA feels more psychical than monetary because I know I have a whole group of
people who support me and believe in me.”
In 2018, the FSPA has given over $36,000 in scholarship
“Scholarships are so important,” said Bryant. “With tuition, rent and books increasing each
year, it’s comforting knowing that I have a decent amount of money from the
FSPA that I can tap into.”