Economos' Gift Funds New Archimedes Scholars Program at New College

Philanthropy

SRQ DAILY WEDNESDAY PHILANTHROPY EDITION WEDNESDAY MAR 6, 2019

Andrew and Judith Economos have donated $500,000 to New College of Florida to fund scholarships for students pursuing bachelor’s degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The Archimedes Scholars Program, named after the legendary Greek mathematician and scientist, will provide a $10,000 scholarship annually to a New College student and a $5,000 scholarship yearly to two graduates of high schools in Sarasota or Manatee County pursuing studies in a STEM field. 

“We hope that it will aid outstanding scholars in pursuing careers in STEM fields,” say the Economos, who are funding the Archimedes Scholars for the next five years with the goal of extending and broadening the scholarship program after the pilot phase. The first scholarships will be awarded in fall 2019.

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