MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology has responded to the earthquake tragedy in Haiti by providing more than $10,000 from an endowed fund to cover this year’s remaining tuition for the two Haitian students currently attending the university.
“The Haitian students have enough concerns at this time. We don’t want them to be affected by the extraordinary difficulties of paying tuition in the face of family worries and the usual rigors of academic life,” said President Anthony J. Catanese.
One of the students being assisted is Sarah LaMothe, a senior majoring in aviation management.
“This was a tremendous help to me and my family. I’m very grateful for this support,” said LaMothe.
This spring semester the university has on its Melbourne campus 957 international students from 97 countries.
“The academic quality of international students at Florida Tech is very high,” said Gary L. Hamme, vice provost for enrollment management. “In fact, for 2009-2010 international students have received $4,250,000 in academic merit financial aid support.”