NFFF Scholarships

Senator Paul Sarbanes Scholarship

Scholarship Recipient

Rylee Fournier

Major: Marketing/Photography
Academic Scholarship Years:
Daughter of
Rylee Fournier

Rylee’s career goal is to become a professional photographer with her own business, telling stories through her work. She says, “the NFFF has made my college dreams turn into a reality,” and helped change her mindset from, “I have to go to school today,” to, “I get to go to school today.”

She volunteers as a cheer coach, which has helped to hone her leadership skills and allowed her to mentor 45 student-athletes. She works as an assistant wedding photographer, working towards her goals every day and improving her photography skills. She is also a lead sales associate at Orangetheory Fitness, where she has developed customer service skills and fine-tuned different sales tactics.

Rylee’s employer, Phallynn Hill, says Rylee has been a top sales associate and a constant source of ideas to grow the membership base and that she creates a welcoming environment to all guests. Her father’s friend, Frank Hernandez, says that Rylee’s humbleness, strength, and perseverance are signs she will not give up on her dreams.

Rylee’s previous scholarship was made possible with support from the
Motorola Solutions Foundation, MissionSquare Retirement Memorial Scholarship Fund, and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

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