MELBOURNE, FLA.—The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation has presented Florida Institute of Technology with a $5,000 gift for the third consecutive year. The contribution is in support of the Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation Merit Scholarship Program. The award will be presented to the recipients by a Wachovia representative during the university’s annual Scholarship Reception in February 2010.
“Wachovia and the Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation is proud to contribute to scholarship programs that make a quality education at Florida Tech accessible to deserving students in under-represented groups,” said Ann Luke, community bank president in the Brevard and Polk county areas.
Florida Tech will award the scholarship to up to five commendable students in an under-represented group, particularly female and/or minority students who are pursuing a degree in engineering, science or mathematics. The scholarship will be awarded first to a deserving senior down to a freshman-level student through the Office of Financial Aid. Qualifying applicants must have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher based on their past performance.
The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation’s mission is to build strong and vibrant communities, improve the quality of life, and make a positive difference. The Foundation sees Florida Tech as a vital partner in helping make this mission successful.