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USF announces $1 million gift will fund St. Pete scholarships

April 1, 2024 - The University of South Florida announced Monday that a $1 million will provide scholarships to students attending the St. Petersburg campus, with preference given to employed single parents. Johnnie Giffin provided the funding to establish the USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy scholarship to honor her late mother, Fay Barnyard. The inaugural recipient is Amy King, a mother of two children pursuing an education degree.

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