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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Education Foundation of Indian River County will offer more than $1.2 million in scholarships and academic awards at the upcoming Indian River Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Feb. 2.
Florida Institute of Technology will offer nearly $1.25 million in scholarships.
Thirteen first-place winners will be offered $54,000 Florida Tech scholarships ($13,500 per year for four years of study).
Thirteen second-place winners will be offered $42,000 scholarships ($10,500 a year for four years of study). Recipients must be accepted to and enroll at FIT as full-time students to claim these scholarships.
In addition, the following scholarships will be offered: the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Piper Aircraft, Syngenta, Indian River State College, the Link Foundation and the George E. Warren Corporation scholarships.
The Education Foundation is seeking volunteers to judge the science fair and sponsors to help underwrite the awards and operation of the IRRSEF.
The IRRSEF serves more than 27 public and private schools in Indian River County. The success of this regional event is attributed to the continued support of the community.
The Indian River Regional Science and Engineering Fair is presented in partnership with the School District of Indian River County and is supported by private donations and grant assistance.
This year's major sponsors are: George E. Warren Corporation, Syngenta, Quail Valley Charities, Piper Aircraft Corporation, Pro-Spine, Wells Fargo and Panera Bread
For more information, visit www.edfoundationirc.org or call (772) 564-0034.