Three Florida Tech International Students Are Johnston Scholars

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Three Florida Tech students earned Wilbur Dean Johnston International Student Scholarships of between $2,000 and $4,000. The awards were presented at the university’s 2008 Honors Convocation in April.

Recipients are undergraduates Rong Li from China, an electrical engineering major; and twin sisters Christine and Charmaine Flemming from Barbados, both chemical engineering majors. Li was also named an Outstanding Senior in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The scholarship was founded by Mary Helen McCay, Ph.D., Florida Tech College of Engineering research professor, in memory of her father, Wilbur Dean Johnston. Johnston was a strong advocate for higher education and of providing opportunities for the higher education of students from foreign countries.

The International Student Scholarship Committee selects scholarship recipients. They must be residents of foreign countries and full-time students, hold at least a 3.85 grade point average, and have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours.

PHOTO: Rong Li poses between twins Charmaine (left) and Christine Flemming at Florida Tech’s Annual Honors Convocation in April.

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