Florida Tech Names Newest Farmer Scholar: Dufault Is Top Honors Student from Cape Coral

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology has named the 2011 recipient of the Farmer Scholarship. It is Jacob Dufault, Cape Coral, Fla., resident and senior at the Canterbury School in Fort Myers, Fla.

Attending an independent school known for high academic standards, Dufault maintains a 4.3 grade point average with a workload last fall that included Latin III Honors, English Honors, Advanced Placement Physics and Multivariable Calculus. Throughout his high school career, Dufault has also participated in a roster of extracurricular activities, including Model United Nations, honor societies and science fairs.

The Farmer Scholarship program provides a full four-year scholarship awarded annually to a Florida resident and high school graduate. Included in the scholarship are all tuition and university fees, a room in Harris Village’s Farmer Hall and the regular university meal plan.

The Farmer Scholars program began in 2009. Each subsequent fall semester, another incoming student is selected until, by the fourth year, four students will be enrolled at Florida Tech as Farmer scholars.

Additionally, the Farmer Scholar is given a stipend between the junior and senior years for enrichment through Florida Tech’s summer study abroad program at Oxford University.

Phillip W. Farmer, retired chairman, president and chief executive officer of Harris Corp., donated $1.5 million to establish this endowed scholarship.

“Mr. Farmer’s generosity is making it possible to bring the best and brightest students to Florida Tech. He’s helping us to compete with the nation’s top universities for some great additions to our student body,” said Florida Tech President Anthony J. Catanese.


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