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The Graduate School would like to implement Willis Swartz Graduate Student Scholarship Award this academic year. This fund is established to honor the work of Dr. Willis Swartz.  In 1943, Dr. Swartz became the first Chair of the Graduate Council, and in 1950 he was named the first Dean of the Graduate School. In addition, Dr. Swartz was chosen to direct the foreign student programs from 1963 to 1964. The selection of the recipient(s) of the Willis Swartz Graduate Student Award will be made by the Award Selection Committee of the Graduate School. Award letters for the Willis Swartz Graduate Student Award shall carry the name of the honoree of this award in such a manner that the recipient(s) will understand the source of the funds awarded. At least one award each year will be given to a student conducting, or projecting to conduct, research in materials technology, as long as such a student is in the applicant pool for this award and meets the other criteria. The Willis Swartz Graduate Student Award will be open to all applicants with the following qualifications, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or veteran status--The recipient will be a graduate student. Preference will be given to: 1. International graduate students. 2. Incoming graduate students.

Specific Implementations, Guidelines and Application (see the pdf)

Deadline December 15, 2016. 

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