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FAU Receives Scholarship from Keith and Schnars

BOCA RATON, FL (August 6, 2008) – Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science and the College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs (CAUPA) received a gift in the amount of $20,000 from the firm of Keith and Schnars, P.A, a multi-disciplinary consulting firm focused on solving the engineering, planning and environmental challenges faced by its diverse client base.  The Keith and Schnars Scholarship Fund was originally established in 2004 for the College of Engineering and Computer Science with a gift of $30,000.   The new gift embraces both colleges by providing financial assistance to one civil engineering or geomatics engineering major, as well as one urban and regional planning major each year.   

“We consider FAU a major asset in the South Florida community and an important part of the region’s economic, cultural and environmental future. We are proud to support FAU’s civil engineering, planning and surveying students with the Keith and Schnars scholarship, and we look forward to a long relationship with the University, its faculty, students and graduates,” said Michael Davis, vice president of Keith and Schnars and FAU Foundation Board member.

To quality for the scholarship, candidates must be either a junior or senior, sustain a strong cumulative grade point average and demonstrate active participation and leadership skills in these fields.   

“We are delighted to have this opportunity to partner with Keith and Schnars in fulfilling our commitment to serving students, business and industry in South Florida,” said Karl Stevens, Ph.D., P.E., dean of FAU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science.   “The scholarships will prove instrumental in helping outstanding students prepare for careers in engineering and planning.”

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Florida Atlantic University 's College of Engineering and Computer Science is committed to providing accessible and responsive programs of education and research recognized nationally for their high quality. Course offerings are presented on-campus, off-campus, and through distance learning in bioengineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, geomatics engineering, mechanical engineering and ocean engineering.  For more information about the college, please visit www.eng.fau.edu .

Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses strategically located along 150 miles of Florida's southeastern coastline. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts ten colleges:  College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the Barry Kaye College of Business, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Graduate College,  the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.  

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