Scholarship to honor slain FAMU-FSU engineering grad

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By: Julie Montanaro
April 28, 2017

Friends of Michael Franck are gathering in Tallahassee this weekend to celebrate his life.

Franck died in a drive by shooting earlier this month, witnesses telling police he tried to shield people from a hail of bullets outside a Tampa bar.

Funeral services were held in South Florida. Now friends in Tallahassee - as well as his girlfriend visiting from New York - are gathering at one of Franck's favorite spots to remember him and to help raise money for an engineering scholarship in his name.

The celebration is set for Saturday night, April 29 from 6-10 p.m. at the Brass Tap in Midtown. Friends will be collecting donations for the scholarship.

They're ultimately hoping to raise $25,000 to help another minority, immigrant student pursue a degree from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering.

By: Symone Davis
April 20, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering will be launching a scholarship in name of former student Michael Franck.

Earlier this month, the 34-year-old was gunned down in front of a Tampa nightclub when he jumped in front of bullets fired into a crowd during a drive-by shooting.

Franck's loved ones are in the process of raising $25,000 for the scholarship.

The funds will be awarded to an immigrant, minority engineering student.

"We certainly have many students who fall into that category who can benefit and this can help them to successfully graduate, so we're very grateful to his family and friends for wanting to do this,” said
FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Dean, J. Murray Gibson.

Franck’s family and friends have set up crowdfunding page. If you would like to donate, click HERE.

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