FITS-STEM Program Gives Students Tools For Success
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Florida Tech a grant to provide scholarship opportunities, termed as FITS-STEM (Florida Institute of Technology scholarships in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math) scholarships, to students who transfer from community or state colleges into the programs of civil, chemical or ocean engineering.
The objective of the scholarships is to help address the growing need for engineers in these specific disciplines. Transfer students will be educated by expert faculty, will have the opportunity to participate in leading sustainability related research, receive specialized mentoring and receive hands-on career advisement and support.
The FITS-STEM scholarship is for community college and state college students who transfer to Florida Tech and major in either civil, chemical or ocean engineering. The scholarship provides up to $10,000 per year for a two-year period, based on financial need. Furthermore, this scholarship can be combined with other university grants and scholarships.