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New scholarship to benefit engineering students

Members of the Foundation for Seminole State and ASPE Central Florida.

The Central Florida American Society for Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) has established an endowed scholarship through the Foundation for Seminole State College to benefit students in the School of Engineering, Design and Construction.

Over the next few years, the group will donate $10,000 to be invested into a fund of which earnings will be put toward the scholarships. Recipients can use the scholarships to pay for tuition, fees, textbooks and any other educational expenses.

“We are excited to be able to help those pursuing a career in technical professions achieve a superior education that will not only help them personally but also further aid in the growth of the plumbing and general engineering industries,” said Chris Farr, C.E.T., president of the Central Florida ASPE chapter.

“Without the help of our community, many students would not be able to fulfill their dreams,” said John Gyllin, executive director of the Foundation for Seminole State College. “By so generously contributing to scholarship funds, organizations like the ASPE are changing lives.”

About ASPE: The non-profit organization has more than 6,000 members and spans five regions across the United States. The Central Florida chapter was chartered in 1983 and works to promote industry standards and best engineering practices. For more information, visit the Central Florida ASPE website.

About the Foundation for Seminole State College: The Foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation dedicated to enhancing Seminole State College's programs and services through the development and management of private contributions, public grants and community partnerships. For more information, please visit the Foundation’s website.

Photo: (from left) John Gyllin, Foundation Executive Director; Matt Clark, ASPE Central Florida Vice President Membership; Marie Crotty, ASPE Central Florida Vice President Education; Chris Farr, ASPE Central Florida President; Jeff Ebbers, ASPE Central Florida Vice President Legislative; Michael Staley, Dean of the School of Engineering, Design & Construction; Elizabeth Bhimjee, Foundation Director of Development

 

 

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