Florida Southern receives grant from The Chesley G. Magruder Foundation
LAKELAND, Fla. (March 18, 2005) - Florida Southern College has received a $15,000 grant from The Chesley G. Magruder Foundation to support the college's science program. The Magruder Scholarship in Science will provide funding for a student/faculty summer research project.
Florida Southern's summer research programs offer students the opportunity to work closely with faculty members in a collaborative effort on research projects that extend beyond the classroom setting. Students gain the hands-on experience of writing and presenting their research results, and many will publish their findings in scientific journals.
"These research experiences, a standard component of advanced scientific studies, are critical in the education of our students," said FSC president Dr. Anne B. Kerr. "The Magruder Scholarship will help Florida Southern continue to prepare outstanding science students for important science careers."
Founded in 1979, The Chesley G. Magruder Foundation, Inc. supports non-profit cultural, educational, health care, religious and social service organizations in Central Florida through the funding of specific grant requests.
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive, United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 24 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world's largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.