TALLAHASSEE — Jamie Johnson and Teayair Harrison, two students at Florida A&M University (FAMU), have each been awarded Harris Corporation Endowed Scholarships for the upcoming 2013-2014 academic year. Both will receive $10,000 to continue their studies at the university.
Harrison is a sophomore mechanical engineering student from Jacksonville with a 3.5 grade point average. She said she was ecstatic when the university called with the news of her selection.
“This scholarship will help me realize my ultimate goal to become an aerospace engineer,”
Harrison said. “After I graduate with my bachelor’s degree I plan to
attend graduate school to study aerospace engineering.”
Johnson, a graduate student from Miami, is studying computer information systems with a 3.3 GPA. He credited his receiving the award and his future success to demonstrating five qualities.
“In order to achieve success, a person must maintain integrity, respect for others, leadership, good verbal and writing communication skills and a commitment to completing daily tasks,” Johnson said. “I am grateful that the Harris Corporation believed that I represented these qualities with enough excellence to receive this award.”
After graduation, Johnson plans to acquire a leadership role in the information technology industry.
For more than 20 years the Harris Corporation has partnered with FAMU to support education
programs that help produce a state workforce proficient in science,
technology, engineering and math.
“The nation needs more students to excel and graduate in STEM education,” said Jim Clamons, vice president of engineering operations at Harris’ Government Communications Systems division.
For complete application instructions or other information call the Office of University Advancement at 850-599-3095.