Florida Tech and Holiday Builders announced the establishment of the Tom Franz Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The fund is named for the longtime Brevard County resident and 20-year member of the construction industry. He spent his final 14 years at Holiday Builders, where he rose through the ranks to the position of Vice President/Regional Manager.
Franz passed away unexpectedly in late 2013. He is survived by his wife, Betsy Franz, and his Holiday Builders family.
The scholarships will target students in Florida Tech’s construction management program and provide two of them with $3,000 annual awards for three years, for a total value of $18,000.
The inaugural recipients, as chosen by construction management faculty, are Ryen Forry, a senior from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Ethan Samberg, a junior from Jacksonville Beach.