Titusville High’s Morgan Benson Selected as FPL Recipient of $20,000 Robotics College Scholarship

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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.

Maureen Wilt, FPL education program manager, William Benson, Morgan Benson, Linda Benson and Titusville High School principal Gary Preisser are seen as Titusville High School senior Morgan Benson holds her “big check” as the 2016-2017 winner of the FPL robotics scholarship at Titusville High School in Brevard County on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

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.

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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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Maureen Wilt, FPL education program manager, presents Titusville High School senior Morgan Benson with a “big check” as the 2016-2017 winner of the FPL robotics scholarship at Titusville High School in Brevard County on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

Titusville High School senior Morgan Benson receives a hug from her mother Linda Benson after Morgan was presented with the 2016-2017 FPL robotics scholarship at Titusville High School in Brevard County on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.


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