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2018 Farmer Scholarship Recipient Named

Florida Tech in late April named Travis Rembrandt the 2018 recipient of its most prestigious financial award, the Farmer Scholarship.

Rembrandt, 18, of Cape Coral, will graduate in June from the private Canterbury School in Fort Myers, where he has earned a 4.62 weighted grade point average and scored 34 out of 36 on his ACT. Excelling in multiple Advanced Placement courses, including chemistry, calculus and macroeconomics, Rembrandt was a member of the National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society and the National English Honor Society.

Rembrandt’s excellence extended well beyond the classroom, as well.

He won first place awards in several Regional Science Olympiads, played varsity tennis, earned a black belt in Jeet Kune Do at age 14 and volunteered at the Gladiolus Food Pantry in Fort Myers.

The Farmer Scholars program began in 2009, when Phillip W. Farmer, retired chairman, president and chief executive officer of Harris Corp. and past chairman of the Florida Tech Board of Trustees, donated $1.5 million to establish the endowed scholarship.

The program provides a full, four-year scholarship awarded annually to 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.

Included in the scholarship are all tuition and university fees, a room in Harris Village’s Farmer Hall and the regular university meal plan. Additionally, the Farmer Scholar is given a stipend between the junior and senior years for enrichment through Florida Tech’s summer study abroad program at Oxford University.

 “Students at Florida Tech are encouraged to be visionaries, and we look forward to watching Travis flourish here on campus, guided by his own passion and the wisdom of our faculty,” Florida Tech President Dwayne McCay said.

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