Theresa Guy, Recipient of First Generation Matching Grant


portrait of Theresa Guy

I am holding a 4.0 GPA and have been inducted into the Golden Key International Honor Society!

Theresa Guy is the fourth of five children in an honest, hard-working family. Her mother has a high school diploma, her father and siblings do not. She struggled in high school – with academics and to find purpose. While she dreamt of attending college, her grades, limited financial resources, and lukewarm family support were telling her otherwise.

After many attempts to improve her circumstances, at age 32, Theresa met with a social worker who would help turn her life around. This new found support gave her the confidence to enroll at St. Petersburg College.

Theresa credits SPC for helping her find balance as a student and single mother. She plans to graduate from SPC next year and attend USF to work on her long-term goal to become a therapist. She wants to pay forward both the financial and emotional support she received to help others in similar circumstances.