– Michaeel Kazi, of Boca Raton, Fla. and a graduating senior at Olympic Heights Community High School, is the 2003 recipient of Florida Tech’s Microsoft
Scholars Award. Florida Tech and the Microsoft Corporation offer the “scholarship plus research” award package to selected students admitted into the
university’s Computer Sciences program.
The Microsoft Scholars Award offers scholarships and grants equaling the cost of tuition; a paid stipend for research approximating the cost of room and
board; interview opportunities for an internship with Microsoft Corp. and/or other top software development companies; and guaranteed admission to the
master of science degree program at the conclusion of an undergraduate degree.
In a fiercely competitive pool, Kazi surpassed the other applicants to secure the award. Enrolled in a highly challenging high school, during his senior
year Kazi took five Advanced Placement courses. He was a member of his high school’s winning programming competition team. He also volunteers at West Boca
Medical Center and worked as a summer intern at Rave LLC of Delray Beach as a programmer.
As a Florida Tech undergraduate in computer sciences, Kazi will have research opportunities beginning in his freshman year.