MELBOURNE, FLA.—Members of the Eau Gallie Rotary Club, including Mary Bonhomme, Florida Tech associate provost for online learning, provided a $2,000 gift to Florida Institute of Technology’s International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) to fund four $500 scholarships for international students. The recipients are Thilina Fernando of Sri Lanka, Jing Zhu of China, Siti Jones of Trinidad and Mihir Rajurkar of India.
Called the “International Student Rotary Awards,” the funding is for international students who provided outstanding voluntary service to ISSS programs this academic year. Activities included the International Friendship Program, International Festival and International Diplomat Program. Among the award criteria were at least 30 hours of outstanding voluntary services, a grade point average of 3.0 or above and completion of 12 credit hours.
The award was made in an on-campus ceremony in late April.
The Florida Tech Office of International Student and Scholar Services provides support to international students and scholars to help them achieve their educational goals and objectives. The office seeks to create an environment conducive to intercultural learning and exchange through a variety of programs and activities.
From left: Thilina Fernando; Jing Zhu; Randy Alford, associate provost for graduate and international programs; Mary Bonhomme, associate provost for online learning; Siti Jones; Mihir Rajurkar; and Gary Hamme, vice provost for enrollment management.