June 8, 2015
Evan Cowie, a sophomore at Walton High School, was awarded a four-year scholarship by Florida Institute of Technology at the 60th State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida. The scholarship, valued at $84,000, provides $21,000 per year for four years of study contingent upon admission and full-time enrollment. F.I.T. awards one scholarship per category at the SSEFF. Evan was selected by F.I.T. interviewers from the applicants in the Senior Chemistry division. He was representing the East Panhandle Region, Walton County School District, and Walton High School. His chemistry teacher is Ms. Elizabeth Yates and his STEMM mentor is Ms. Tammy King, both of Walton High School. Dr. Michael Lindsay, Technical Advisor, AFRL, Eglin AFB and East Panhandle Region volunteer, assisted Cowie with interview preparations.