Miguel Martinez Jr. Memorial Scholarship

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Project ends on May 15, 2021
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the project

Miguel Martinez Jr. was born on January 14, 1993, in Tampa, Florida. Miguel was a first generation Mexican American and the oldest of eight children. When he was fourteen years old, Miguel lost his father to cancer, and he was forced to begin work as a farmworker to help support his family. Despite the absence of his father and the financial strains this placed on his family, Miguel always applied himself to his studies, remembering his father’s wish for him to pursue a college education.

In August 2011, Miguel began his first year of college at the University of South Florida. As a student Miguel left his mark on  campus as the founder of Members Empowering True Awareness (META), and through his participation in the Mexican American Student Organization, Bulls Service Breaks, Stampede of Service and the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP). Nevertheless, Miguel’s biggest impact was perhaps on his friends. Miguel exemplified the ideals of loyalty and humbleness and embodied the meaning of true friendship, for all those who were lucky enough to call him a friend.

During his time at USF, Miguel discovered his passion for the field of nursing, and in May 2016 he graduated with his bachelor's degree in nursing. After graduation Miguel worked as a Registered Nurse for two years at HealthPark Medical Center before moving on to a position at the pediatric intensive care unit at Golisano Children’s Hospital. As a nurse Miguel distinguished himself with his caring personality, strong work ethic and solidarity with his patients and co-workers alike.

Miguel passed away on July 27, 2020. He left behind a legacy of service and kindness that continues to inspire his friends and family today.

who we are

We are a group of friends who were blessed beyond measure with the gift of Miguel's friendship in our lives. Although we all met Miguel at different points in our lives, we had the fortune of sharing countless memories with him and were all equally inspired by his story.

the impact

This scholarship will commemorate Miguel’s life and passion for helping others. We hope to honor the person that he was and all the qualities that allowed him to have a lasting impact in so many lives.

what your gifts will do

Miguel loved the USF community and the opportunities that it provided him. Through this scholarship we hope to finance students, like Miguel, who are overcoming various social and economic barriers, in their pursuit of a career in nursing.

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El Proyecto

Miguel Martinez nació el 14 de Enero de 1993 en Tampa, Florida; Miguel fue primera generación Mexicano Americano y el mayor de ocho hijos. Cuando tenía catorce años, su padre murió de cáncer y se vió obligado a trabajar en el campo para ayudar al sustento de su familia; A pesar de la ausencia de su padre y de las dificultades económicas que tenían, Miguel se propuso a lograr su título universitario, recordando siempre que ese era el deseo de su padre.  

En Agosto del 2011, Miguel empezó su primer año en la Universidad del Sur de la Florida (USF).  Como estudiante, Miguel dejó su huella en la ciudad universitaria como fundador de Members Empowering True Awareness (META) y como miembro activo de The Mexican American Student Association (MASA), Bulls Service Breaks, Stampede of Service, y el College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP).   No obstante, el mayor impacto de su vida lo dejó en sus amigos: Miguel nos dejó un ejemplo de lealtad y humildad, encarnando así el verdadero significado de la palabra amistad para todos aquellos que tuvimos la suerte de llamarlo amigo. 

Durante su tiempo en USF, Miguel descubrió su pasión por la enfermería y en Mayo del 2016, obtuvo su título universitario como enfermero registrado.  Después de graduarse, Miguel trabajó por dos años en HealthPark Medical Center, y después como enfermero de la unidad de cuidados intensivos pediátrica en Golisano Childrens Hospital.  Como enfermero, Miguel se distinguió por su amabilidad, ética y solidaridad con sus pacientes y compañeros de trabajo. 

Miguel falleció el 27 de Julio del 2020.  Nos ha dejado un legado de servicio y compasión que nos sirve de inspiración a amigos y familiares.   

Quienes Somos Nosotros

Nosotros somos un grupo de amigos que fuimos bendecidos, y afortunados de haber tenido el regalo de su amistad en nuestras vidas.  Aunque cada uno de nosotros lo conocimos en diferentes etapas de nuestras vidas, todos tuvimos la fortuna de compartir incalculables memorias con él, y nos sentimos igualmente inspirados por su historia.

El Impacto

Esta beca de estudio conmemorará  la vida de Miguel y su pasión por ayudar a otros.  Nosotros esperamos honrar su memoria y resaltar toda su calidad humana.

En Que Ayuda Su Donación

Miguel amaba la Universidad del Sur de la Florida, y las oportunidades que esta entidad le brindó; a través de esta beca de estudio, nosotros esperamos ayudar económicamente a estudiantes como Miguel que están tratando de sobrepasar barreras de tipo social y económico en virtud de lograr la culminación de sus estudios y ser enfermeros profesionales.  

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Scholarship $ Raised FY20

5,837

Total First Time Individual Donors in FY20

37,893

Total Donors in FY20