COLLEGE OF SCIENCE GENERAL FUND

The College of Science General Fund was established to support the areas of greatest need within the College of Science. This unrestricted giving to the college demonstrates your commitment to advance the educational mission of our college. Your gift will be used at the Dean's discretion to fund non-budgeted priorities such as student travel to professional meetings. Your ongoing support allows the college to maintain its high standards and to support new generations of well-trained professionals. The departments within the College of Science include Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Education & Interdisciplinary Studies, Mathematical Sciences and Physics & Space Sciences.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES – DR. GARY N. WELLS SCHOLARSHIP

Named for Professor Gary Wells, long-time head of the Department of Biological Sciences, the scholarship will be awarded to biology majors who show outstanding academic merit and play an active role in the life of the department.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES – DR. KERRY BRUCE CLARK ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP IN MARINE BIOLOGY

The Dr. Kerry Bruce Clark Endowed Scholarship in Marine Biology is awarded annually to a junior or senior undergraduate student in the marine biology program who shows promise to achieve excellence in a career related to marine biology. The scholarship was established in memory of a founder of the marine biology program in the Department of Biological Sciences in the early 1970s. It recognizes Dr. Clark's nearly three decades of teaching, research, and service on this campus until his untimely death in January 1999.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES – JEFF SIMONDS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established in memory of Jeff Simonds who graduated from the Florida Institute of Technology with a degree in marine biology in 2000. The purpose of this scholarship is to support students within the College of Science who participate in the Biological Sciences Summer Field Program. The Summer Field Program provides opportunities for students to learn more about tropical and temperate ecosystems in locations such as Peru, Costa Rica and the Southern Appalachian mountains.

CHEMISTRY – DR. J. CLAYTON BAUM SCHOLARSHIP

The Dr. J. Clayton Baum Chemistry Award recognizes an outstanding junior chemistry major based on his or her academic and research achievements. This award was established by friends, students and colleagues of Dr. Baum in recognition of his continuing dedication, devotion and service to Florida Tech and the Department of Chemistry. Since 1979, Dr. Baum has been a mentor and adviser to numerous undergraduate and graduate students.

EDUCATION & INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES – BRYAN LAROSE MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Department of Education and Interdisciplinary Studies Bryan LaRose Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 in memory of Bryan LaRose, '01 Physics Education, to provide financial assistance to undergraduate juniors or seniors majoring in Science Education at Florida Institute of Technology. This scholarship is awarded on the basis of merit.

EDUCATION & INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES – ENDOWED GRADUATE STUDENT TRAVEL FUND

The Department of Education and Interdisciplinary Studies Endowed Graduate Student Travel Fund was established in 2008 to award travel funds to Science and Mathematics Education graduate students at Florida Institute of Technology. These funds will be used to allow deserving graduate students to present the results of their research at state, national and international research conferences.

EDUCATION & INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES – FUTURE EDUCATORS OF AMERICA (FEA) ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Department of Education and Interdisciplinary Studies Future Educators of America (FEA) Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2008 to provide financial assistance to new freshmen majoring in Science Education or Mathematics Education at Florida Institute of Technology. This scholarship is awarded on the basis of need and merit.

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES – DR. V. LAKSHMIKANTHAM SCHOLARSHIP

The Dr. V. Lakshmikantham Endowed Scholarship was established in 1998 to provide financial assistance to mathematics majors at Florida Institute of Technology. The scholarship allows deserving Florida Tech undergraduate students to receive a strong mathematical education at one of the southeast's premier technological universities. Scholarship recipients have continued on to graduate studies at prestigious universities, including Harvard University and Berkeley, while others are pursuing careers in various aspects of mathematics in industry and government.

PHYSICS & SPACE SCIENCES – DR. JAMES G. POTTER PHYSICS & SPACE SCIENCES UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

For many years, Dr. James Potter was the Physics Laboratory Director. Currently, this account supports modest scholarship aid to one incoming Physics or Space Sciences undergraduate student each year.

PHYSICS & SPACE SCIENCES – FRIENDS OF THE OBSERVATORY

The 0.8-m Ortega Telescope, the largest research telescope in Florida, needs an operational budget to provide for the telescope's maintenance, expendable supplies and occasional upgrades to instrumentation. Funds will also be used to bring outside speakers to the monthly Astronomy & Astrophysics Public Lecture Series, see http://cos.fit.edu/pss/aapls.php.

PHYSICS & SPACE SCIENCES – JOHN E. MILLER GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

Dr. John Miller, Florida Tech's 2nd president, was a physicist and faculty member in the Physics and Space Sciences Department. This fund recognizes our most outstanding graduate teaching assistant each year via a plaque and small honorarium. As a more fitting tribute to Dr. Miller, we hope to create an endowed Miller Award that can provide fellowships for the annual awardee and the best new graduate applicant each year.

PHYSICS & SPACE SCIENCES – PHYSICS & SPACE SCIENCES ENDOWMENT

Once fully vested, this discretionary fund would be directed by the Physics and Space Sciences Department Advisory Committee which will include alumni, faculty, students and professionals from fields relevant to the Department's research and academic areas. This endowment will support: (1) curriculum and faculty development; (2) student and faculty participation in professional organizations; (3) classroom and laboratory equipment; (4) recruitment and program materials; and (5) special student scholarships and other initiatives as identified by the Committee.