Ollicia Anderson Achievement Award

Ollicia Anderson was born on February 08, 1998 in Monticello, FL. Ollicia graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lincoln High School in 2016 & earned her Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences Degree from the University of South Florida in 2018. Ollicia was a soror of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Ollicia joined the USF Health Shared Student Services team in April 2019 and served as the USF Health Pre-Admissions & Financial Aid Staff Assistant. 

Ollicia was a vital part of the USF Health Shared Student Services team and specifically the financial aid office. She greeted all faculty, staff and students with a smile and warm embrace. She came to work each day eager to learn and with a smile on her face. She was pursing her Master's Degree in Public Health at the time of her death in November 2019. Although, her time with USF Health was cut short, she was sure to make an impact on all those she encountered. 

As a way to remember Ollicia and acknowledge a new financial aid professional, FASFAA is proud to support the Ollicia Anderson Award. This award will be for new financial aid administrators with three or fewer years of experience who are on track for a bright career in the profession. This award will also carry a scholarship to help offset costs for the SASFAA New Aid Officer Workshop or the FASFAA Annual Conference or New Aid Officer Workshop.

Both the recipient and person submitting the nomination must be current members of FASFAA. The award is presented during the Awards Ceremony at the FASFAA Annual Conference. The recipient is not required to be present to receive the award, but the nominator can be informed in advance to encourage the recipient to register for the conference. The scholarship amount is at the discretion of the Executive Board.

Selection Process

  1. The supervisor (or administrative leader) must submit nominations of candidates through completion of the nomination form using the link here.
  2. Submit a statement of support for the candidate’s attendance in a FASFAA designated event
  3. Submit a copy of the candidates most recent resumé or summary of current job
  4. Statement of purpose detailing why the candidate is deserving of the award      
  5. The FASFAA Executive Board will review all application and select the recipient(s)


  1. Be currently employed at a post-secondary institution in the state of Florida
  2. Be a current member of FASFAA
  3. Have been working in financial aid for three years or less
  4. Have demonstrated exceptional skills/aptitude to advance within the profession as supported by assessment of supervisor
  5. Be able to attend a FASFAA approved event as approved by the Executive Board