Seminole State College of Florida alumna Tatiana Viecco is on her way to Cambridge University in England to earn a master’s in engineering.
The Colombia native, who arrived in Florida in 2007 speaking little English, was an honors student at Seminole State and a 2010 graduate. At Seminole State, she received an Undergraduate Transfer Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship, the largest private scholarship in the country for community and state college students. After receiving her Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree, she transferred to the Burnett Honors College at the University of Central Florida.
On May 2, she will graduate from UCF with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering.
To complete her studies at Cambridge, Viecco has received a Continuing Graduate Fellowship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation worth up to $50,000 annually. She is also one of 2,000 students in the country to receive a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which pays up to $42,000 annually. At UCF, Viecco earned the Order of Pegasus Award, UCF’s top academic award.
Read UCF's story about Tatiana Viecco.