Student Spotlight: Denisha Merriweather, Step Up graduate; USF graduate student

Student-Spotlight_blog REseizedBy Sherri Ackerman

The daughter of a teenaged mom and high school dropout, Denisha Merriweather thought she was destined for a similar path. Receiving a scholarship from Step Up For Students changed her life. Denisha snipToday, the 24-year-old college graduate is working toward her master’s degree.

“I’m just so grateful,’’ Denisha said. “This never would have been possible without the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program.’’

She’s on a mission now educating others about Step Up and seeking support so the nonprofit can continue to help disadvantaged students like herself realize their dreams.

“So many doors of opportunity have been opened for me that I feel the best way to say thanks is to make sure other children are given the same chance,’’ Denisha said.

Read more and watch videos about Denisha’s path to success through Step Up For Students here.

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