FLORIDA LOTTERY AND FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY (FAMU) COME TOGETHER TO HONOR BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS WITH ICE CREAM SOCIAL
~ Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell and FAMU Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Rodner Wright Attend Event ~
TALLAHASSEE–The Florida Lottery and Florida A&M University (FAMU) kicked-off the fall semester by honoring Bright Futures scholarship recipients at a celebration attended by Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell and FAMU Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Rodner Wright this morning. Students enjoyed ice cream donated by Florida Lottery corporate retailer, Winn-Dixie.
Secretary O’Connell and Provost Wright had the opportunity to visit with students one-on-one to discuss their academic goals and future plans in a casual atmosphere with other university faculty and Lottery staff.
“Since the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program began in 1997, more than 18,000 Bright Futures scholarships have been awarded to students attending FAMU,” said Secretary O’Connell. “These students illustrate how Florida Lottery contributions are influencing education experiences for students in the state of Florida. It is inspiring to meet these young people and see them achieving their academic goals.”
Recognized as one of the most efficient lotteries in the nation, the Florida Lottery has remained a strong partner in helping generate additional funds for public education for the past 25 years. Lottery contributions have made an impact with more than $1 billion being transferred annually to the EETF for the past eleven consecutive years. Florida Lottery contributions represent approximately six percent of the state’s total education budget.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $25 billion to education and sending more than 600,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests nearly 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $40 billion in prizes and made more than 1,500 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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