Allen S. Henry Endowed Scholarship


Type

General Endowment

Value

$927,419 (2021)

Year Established

2013

Purpose

Award tuition scholarships to undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Florida Tech. (GF000076)

Description

Recipients will be selected by the Office of Financial Aid. Recipients must be full-time students must be in and remain in good academic standing; Scholarship shall be awarded on the basis of need and merit. Preference will be given to renewing to the same student in successive semesters.


History

Allen S. Henry was born on June 18th of 1940, in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in 1964, he completed his master’s degree in Mechanics in 1968, and in 1971, received a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the same university. Right after, Allen’s professional life started at Collins Radio, a company which worked closely with NASA on the Apollo program. In 1972, he moved to Melbourne Beach, Florida where he began to work at Harris Corporation earning advancement to Engineering Vice President, Vice President/General Manager of Government Communications Systems Division, and President of the Electronic Systems Sector. Allen worked at Harris Corporation until his retirement in 1996. He came out of retirement and, from 1996-2000, was Chairman, CEO, and President of Broadband Communications Products prior to its acquisition by Uniphase Corporation.

Apart from his extraordinary professional career, Allen Henry was a man with a generous and kind spirit. He did not only serve on the Health First Organization Board of Directors, Broadband Communications Products Board of Directors, and Chairman of Trustees at Florida Institute of Technology, he also considerably donated to several philanthropic organizations such as Health First Heart Center, Florida Institute of Technology, Women’s Center of Brevard County, The Sharing Center, United Way, Florida Wildfire Sanctuary, Hacienda Girls Ranch, Project Hunger, Candlelighters, Family Promise, Youth Entity, and Colorado Animal Shelter, among others. Similarly, he fully endowed faculty chairs at the University of Iowa College of Engineering and Florida Institute of Technology College of Engineering.

Allen Henry passed away March 19th, 2019 but will be remembered for his generosity and incredible experience. 

Recipients:

2019                            Casey Dean

                                        Sean Marcus

                                        Christopher Dubiel

                                        Paul Ryan

                                        David Munroe

                                        Samantha Wohlstadter

                                        Ahmed Khatan

                                        Amssatou Diagne

                                        John Dewey

                                        Tia Christina Guy

2020                            Sean Marcus

                                        John Dewey

                                        Paul Ryan

                                        Amssatou Diagne

                                        Collin McLaughlin

                                        Christopher Dubiel

                                        Liana Villafuerte

                                        Zackary Lorton

                                        Juliana Penteado

                                        Rayan Enaya

2021                            Shane Carson
                                         
                                        John Dewey

                                        Zackary Lorton

                                        Samuel Lovelace

                                        Sean Marcus
                                         
                                        Alexander Smith

                                        Kyla Vendemia