Floral Park Memorial High School senior Samannita Mukherjee has been chosen as one of four recipients nationwide to receive a $10,000 Roger W. Kahn Scholarship, awarded by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
The Roger W. Kahn Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Roger Kahn and his passion for aviation and entertainment. Kahn spent the latter part of his career at Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation as a test pilot and then managed the technical service and sales division.
The scholarship is granted to high school seniors who plan to enroll in an engineering major at a college or university. Mukherjee has been invited to attend this year's AIAA Awards Gala, which will take at the John F. Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. in May.