An adopted family of seven will have a guaranteed college education thanks to combined scholarships from FSU Panama City, Gulf Coast State College and Chipola College.
Family and friends of Alisa Kinsaul will gather to celebrate the full endowment of a scholarship established in her memory at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 1, in the FSU Panama City Dean’s Conference Room, Holley A301. The Alisa Butler Kinsaul Memorial Endowed Scholarship will support an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in a communication field within the College of Applied Studies.
Because of generous donors, about 175 scholarship recipients are able to afford college each year at FSU Panama City. Endowed scholarships are privately funded and recognize superior scholarship, leadership and exemplary character among student recipients who have high financial need.
Since 2001, the FSU Early Childhood Autism Program has helped about 100 children learn countless language, social, cognitive and academic skills. Thanks to donors such as the Bay Health Foundation and the George A. Butchikas Foundation for Autism, ECAP has developed scholarships and a parent resource center to better serve Bay County.