L-R: Eric Wingard of Verizon, SPC President Tonjua Williams and SPC Trustee Nathan Stonecipher.

Verizon joins a growing number of SPC Foundation business partners with a grant of $50,000 to establish a scholarship to benefit minority and other under-represented students attending St. Petersburg College.

The number of Foundation business and corporate partners has grown from a small handful six or seven years ago to over 70 business partnerships today. These alliances support scholarships as well as an impressive range of other college programs.

The Verizon Scholarship will also give special preference to SPC students interested in attending Florida A & M University (FAMU) after receiving their Associates degree at SPC.