The Kai Fuhrmann College Scholarship Fund is for graduating seniors who attend a high school in the City of Cape Coral, city limits who wish to further their education by attending college. We will be awarding one $500 (five-hundred) scholarship.
Mr. Fuhrmann passed away on September 14, 2011, at the age of 51 after a 10-year battle with colon cancer and his wishes were to give back to the community of Cape Coral students by having his family establish a scholarship in his name.
Mr. Fuhrmann graduated from the University of Kaiserslautern, in Germany as a Diploma Engineer in Architecture. Mr. Fuhrmann relocated from Germany to Miami, Florida and worked for Avart Engineering as a Registered Architect. In 1998, he, his wife, and their two daughters moved to Cape Coral, Florida, where he worked as a Director and later as a Vice President of HADP Architecture, Inc. (today known as HKS, Inc.) Fort Myers office. He was a Registered Architect and Certified Building Contractor in the State of Florida.
Alongside Mr. Fuhrmann’s passion for architecture and design, he also had a passion for giving back to the community by mentoring high school students and volunteering as a soccer coach. His other passion was traveling and he often took his family overseas to learn about the various cultures and to experience life outside the United States. Besides his love for architecture and design, Mr. Fuhrmann’s greatest love was for his two daughters, who both attended Ida S. Baker High School. His oldest daughter was one of the original Baker bulldogs (2008) and graduated from the University of Tampa with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. His youngest daughter graduated from Ida S. Baker (2011), and played varsity soccer all four years and she received an academic and athletic scholarship to Wingate University in North Carolina and is a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD).
Mr. Fuhrmann had high expectations of both his daughters and stressed that education was the number one priority with his family. Athletics, traveling and entertainment were second to their academics.