Florida Tech Creates New Scholarships for Valencia Grads; Application Deadline is May 1

Orlando, FL — Florida Institute of Technology, a private university located in Melbourne that has been named one of the top technological colleges in the Southeast, has established two new scholarship programs that will award up to $1 million in scholarships each year to Valencia College graduates who elect to attend Florida Tech.

The first scholarship program, known as the Florida Tech Presidential Scholarship for Valencia College Transfer Students, will provide full tuition to 10 Valencia graduates each year. In addition to that program, Florida Tech has set up a second scholarship program that will allow Valencia College President Sandy Shugart to award 10 Valencia graduates scholarships that are valued at $15,000 a year.

The Florida Tech Presidential Scholarship for Valencia College Transfer Students is open to Valencia students who are applying for admission to Florida Tech in fall 2012. The scholarship amount will vary, depending on the recipient, but Florida Tech guarantees that the winners will receive a combination of federal and state grants and scholarships equal to Florida Tech’s full tuition.

Tuition for one year at Florida Tech costs $34,150.

The Florida Tech Presidential Scholarships will be renewable for two years of full-time study.

To be considered for the scholarships, students:

  • must be currently enrolled at Valencia College and must graduate with an A.A. degree in the spring or by the end of the summer session, so they can enroll at Florida Tech for the fall 2012 semester. (Students who have completed their A.A. degrees in the previous December are also eligible.)
  • must apply to Florida Tech for admission by May 1
  • must have a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher
  • must be a Bright Futures student
  • must file an updated Free Application for Federal Student Assistance before they graduate from Valencia.


Florida Tech’s financial aid office will notify the winners. Recipients of the scholarships must enroll as full-time undergraduate students at Florida Tech, but they can enroll in any bachelor’s program for which they are qualified.

In addition to the Florida Tech Presidential Scholarships, the Melbourne-based university has established another new scholarship program for Valencia grads. The Florida Institute of Technology/Valencia College Presidents’ Scholarships will be given to 10 Valencia graduates each year.  Each of the Florida Tech/Valencia College Presidents’ Scholarships will be worth at least $15,000 a year.

The students who will receive the scholarships will be selected by Valencia President Sandy Shugart. The recipients may enroll in any bachelor’s program at Florida Tech for which they are eligible.

For more information about the scholarships, contact Florida Tech’s financial aid office at 321-674-8070.

For more information about Florida Tech, go to http://www.fit.edu/ugrad/transfer/