The Scobee Scholarship was created in honor of Dick Scobee, the Commander of the Challenger Space Shuttle, and is awarded annually by the Florida Association for the Gifted, Inc. (FLAG). Two $1,000.00 scholarships will be awarded to an eligible male and female gifted student interested in pursuing studies in the areas of math/science/technology. The deadline to submit the application is June 30, 2017. You must be in the 2017 graduating class. The award winner will be presented to the public at the Annual FLAG State Conference to be held in St. Augustine, FL, on September 16, 2017, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL.
A senior at Lakewood Ranch High School in Bradenton, Jessica Zelitt, has always been fascinated with the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland. A diagnosis of Leukemia at the age of 9 has influenced her to discover more efficient ways to combat cancer integrating particle physics with medical treatments. A member of the National Honor Society, she is involved in various clubs and bands at her school and has received superior ratings. Jessica plans to attend the University of Florida and major in Physics.
Domenic Aluise, a senior at Braden River High School in Bradenton, is an aspiring biomedical engineer. He participated this summer in the National Engineering Design competition in Dallas, Texas. He and his teammates earned first place for their transfemoral prosthetic leg. Domenic plans to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology or the University of Florida and major in Engineering and Biomedical sciences.