New College Awards First Archimedes Scholarships

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SRQ DAILY WEDNESDAY PHILANTHROPY EDITION WEDNESDAY JUN 5, 2019

New College of Florida has awarded the first Archimedes Scholarship to Saurav Kiri, a graduate of Pineview High School who will be attending New College this fall. He will receive an annual $10,000 scholarship and intends to study biology or biochemistry.

Sarasota philanthropists Andrew and Judith Economos established the Archimedes Scholars Program with a $500,000 gift and selected New College to administer the award earlier this year. The scholarship program, named after the legendary Greek mathematician and scientist, provides 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.

Kevin Zhu, also a Pineview High School graduate, and Griffin Heckler, a graduate of Manatee High School, will receive annual $5,000 scholarships from the Archimedes Scholars Program.

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