Merritt Island resident Alex Robertson is the 2014 recipient of Florida Tech’s most prestigious scholarship, the Farmer Scholarship.
Under the Phillip W. Farmer Scholars Program, Robertson, an Edgewood Jr./Sr. High School graduate planning to study meteorology, received a full, four-year scholarship that covers all tuition and university fees, a room in Harris Village’s Farmer Hall and the regular university meal plan. And Robertson will be given a stipend between his junior and senior years for enrichment through Florida Tech’s summer study abroad program at Oxford University.
The Farmer Scholars Program each year selects a Florida resident and high school graduate who is among the top 5 percent of his or her class and demonstrates exceptional academic achievement and outstanding personal character. That certainly describes Robertson.
The program began in 2009, when Phillip W. Farmer, retired chairman, president and chief executive officer of Harris Corp., donated $1.5 million to establish this endowed scholarship.