FSDA through the O'Bannon Cook Scholarship program has awarded scholarships to three exceptional students.
Michael Quattrochi of Tarpon Springs, Florida. Michael’s application comes from his and his family’s affiliation with Raymond James where he has interned. He plans, upon graduation, to apply to the Advisor Mastery Program at Raymond James. He attends University of South Florida and was recently featured in the Student Spotlight – Kate Tiedemann College of Business. He maintains a 3.75 GPA while working full-time and volunteering regularly with Habitat for Humanity and Metropolitan Ministries.
John Hobart Hoke of St. Petersburg, Florida. John’s application comes from his affiliation with Raymond James. Upon graduation, John will be commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army Reserves as he is currently enrolled in the ROTC program at Florida Southern College. His curriculum is geared towards finance and his desire upon entering the Army to be commissioned as a Finance Officer. While fulfilling this duty, John will need a full-time civilian job and is hoping to be hired within the securities industry. He would ultimately like to work towards his CFP or CFA certification. He has interned at Raymond James. John has a 3.9 GPA at Florida Southern College.
Alyssa Brooke Thornton of Ormond Beach, Florida. Alyssa’s application come from her affiliation with Edward Jones. She attends Stetson University and will graduate this December with a degree in Business Administration, after majoring in Finance with a concentration in Financial Planning. She plans on applying for a position as a financial advisor and work on her master’s degree and earn her AAMS or CFP status. Alyssa graduated Valedictorian from her high school class in 2014 and received several awards for academic achievement. She has a 3.4 GPA at Stetson University.
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