March 27, 2019 11:00 a.m.
FSCJ, Rayonier, Inc.
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE
March 26, 2019
WILDLIGHT, Fla. – Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) and Rayonier, Inc. announce the addition of a new endowed scholarship for Nassau County residents pursuing specific certificate programs, along with the expansion of the current Rayonier Community Fund Scholarship that benefits Nassau County residents pursuing a degree on a full- or part-time basis.
The new Rayonier Workforce and Technical Certificate Endowed Scholarship, funded through a $25,000 donation, will provide financial assistance to qualified Nassau County residents enrolled in the following technical or workforce certificates:
- Fire Officer Supervisor Technical Certificate
- Geographic Information System (GIS) Technician Technical Certificate
- Commercial Vehicle Driving Workforce Certificate
- Firefighter I/II Workforce Certificate
- Welding Technology Workforce Certificate
“We are very thankful to Rayonier for their continued partnership in helping provide opportunities for our students,” said FSCJ Interim President Kevin Hyde. “This new workforce and technical certificate scholarship will help Nassau County students quickly prepare for in-demand career opportunities currently available with local employers.” In addition, the current Rayonier Community Fund Scholarship, established in 2015, will expand to provide financial assistance to qualified Nassau County residents enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours, entering FSCJ with a 2.5 high school GPA or maintaining a 2.5 GPA at FSCJ.
“Rayonier is excited to continue and expand our relationship with FSCJ and our commitment to Nassau County students,” said Rayonier President and CEO David L. Nunes. “The FSCJ – Nassau Campus is an asset to our community to help Nassau County students make their education and career dreams a reality.”
For both scholarships, preference will be given to students who graduated from a Nassau County high school or obtained their GED within the previous five years.
Known as “the community’s college,” Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) exists to provide valuable, high-quality learning opportunities to anyone with the desire to enhance themselves through the pursuit of higher education. Serving more than 50,000 students and awarding more than 6,000 degrees and certificates on an annual basis, the College plays a significant role in supplying the region’s employers with a highly skilled, educated workforce.
Rayonier (NYSE:RYN) is a leading timberland real estate investment trust with assets located in some of the most productive softwood timber growing regions in the United States and New Zealand. We own, lease or manage approximately 2.6 million acres of timberlands. We are More than trees because we recognize that our 90+ years of success in the timberland industry comes from our people, an empowering culture and the courage to constantly challenge “the way it’s always been done.” Get to know us at www.rayonier.com.