The Mate Exchange, a yerba tea company, was founded by Giancarlo Vigil, a 2015 alumnus of the economics program at the FLC School of Business Administration.
Tipton presented the family with a flag that flew over the state capitol, as well as a congressional record in their son’s honor.
Any FLC student with a financial need and a strong academic standing are eligible for the scholarship.
“When your gift of $100 becomes $200, and those funds are helping local students’ dreams of a college education come true, that’s a true win-win.”
It is anticipated that the installation will occur in the summer of 2017.