Ravindran Palaniyandi, M.D. and Ambika Ravindran Scholarship


Type

General Endowment

Value

$163,651 (2021)

Year Established

2004

Purpose

Scholarship awards to senior students and graduate students at Florida Tech. (GF000084)

Description

This scholarship is administered by the Office of Financial Aid. Recipients must be a senior of graduate student; must have a minimum GPA of 3.0; must demonstrate financial need.


History

On December 20th, 2004, Dr. Ravindran Palaniyandi, MD and Ambika Palaniyandi established a $100,000 scholarship endowment to support Florida Tech students in need of financial support.
 
Dr. Palaniyandi and Ambika have been outstanding and active members of the community. Dr. Palaniyandi, MD is a cardiologist in Port Saint John, Florida, affiliated with several hospitals in the area. Mrs. Palaniyandi was recognized as a FLORIDA TODAY’s Citizen of the Year finalist. Some of her efforts include founding the Women’s Center North Guild and acting as an activist for the Space Coast Center for Mothers with Children as well as supporting Brevard Schools. In addition, she has helped to raise thousands for Supply Zone for Teachers and help to build a thrift shop benefiting the North Guild.
 
The scholarship will help to benefit Florida Tech students and allow them to continue their academic education with more ease.