Thank you for visiting as we prepare for our annual participation in Great Give Florida, a day of 24 hours of giving organized by United Way of Martin and Palm Beach Counties. For this year’s campaign, we are happy to share highlights about a few of our scholarship recipients, and how your dollars are helping. These  are real students, with real Tourette Syndrome, that are making a real mark for themselves as they navigate college and pursue their career dreams. Get to know our students, and THANK YOU for supporting Dollars 4 Tic Scholars scholarship fund during April 24, 2018, Great Give.

Click to see our previous students featured in honor of Great Give:

Monday 4/16/18: Jordan Bernstein, University of Florida
Tuesday 4/17/18:  Josh Green, Trevecca Nazarene University
Wednesday 4/18/18:  Hannah Rusinko, Denison University

THURSDAY 4/19/18
Mason Taylor, Belmont University
2017 Dollars 4 Tic Scholars TS Scholarship Recipient
Major: Commercial Music with a concentration in Mandolin

How is your first year of school going?
My first year has been incredible! I have learnt so very much and I’ve made so many great friends this year. I can’t imagine what the next three years will have in store for me.

What did you learn about going to college that you didn’t expect?
I would never have thought that I would have to remind myself to hang out with friends and take a break from practicing and studying! I am a major extrovert but when you love what you are studying, you can’t help but get wrapped up in it.

What do you love about what you are studying?
I get to study, listen and perform music every day! How could anyone not love that. It is very hard here but studying music gives back as much energy as it takes.

Any highlights?
I got on the Dean’s list and have gotten great grades this year, but my favorite achievement was performing on a graduate students’ final recital. The musicians that I got to work with were all phenomenal and great friends of mine.

Why you are excited about your future?
I am so blessed to be at such a great place as Belmont. I have no clue what my future holds for me but I know that God has a plan for me. Until then, I’ll be listening and doing what I love!


We’re adding a student success story once per day all week – be sure to tune back in!

For April 24, our Great Give donation link is:  Thank you for keeping our students in mind as you participate in 24 hours of giving for your favorite charities!