Titusville High’s Morgan Benson Selected as FPL Recipient of $20,000 Robotics College Scholarship
By Space Coast Daily // May 12, 2017
FPL DEDICATED TO STEM PROGRAMS
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Titusville High School senior Morgan Benson was surprised last Wednesday by Florida Power & Light Company representatives, family, friends and teachers with the big news of her selection as the recipient of FPL’s 2nd annual $20,000 Robotics Scholarship.
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Titusville High School senior Morgan Benson was surprised last Wednesday by Florida Power & Light Company representatives, family, friends and teachers with the big news of her selection as the recipient of FPL’s 2nd annual $20,000 Robotics Scholarship.
Benson’s selection was due to her great accomplishments.
Aside from being a stellar student, she is a robotics pro and a frequent competitor at the FPL sponsored annual FIRST Robotics Competition.
The first female to receive the scholarship, Benson would hear the news alongside her teachers and family members, celebrating her great success as a robotics student and future engineer.
She is the second recipient of the annual FPL scholarship, which consists of $5,000 annually up to $20,000 to assist her throughout her college career.
FPL DEDICATED TO SUPPORT STEM PROGRAMS
FPL has a longstanding commitment to ensuring students have access to effective robotics programs to drive student engagement in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) curricula.
The scholarship is another addition to the company’s growing involvement in this educational sector.
Across the state, FPL sponsors 70 robotics teams, in addition to sponsoring the annual South Florida FIRST regional competition, which was held in West Palm Beach in March.
These specialty after-school programs are accelerating the growth of STEM education and careers in Florida and, in many cases, they help break down barriers and provide more opportunities to traditionally underserved populations.
FPL remains dedicated to supporting STEM programs throughout the communities it serves.
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