John Alfred Smythe Memorial Scholarship

John Alfred Smythe Memorial Scholarship



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Total reward
10000 $
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01 Nov 2022
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Full funding
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Dr. John Alfred Smythe III was a Material Scientist whose career in the Semiconductor industry spanned 41 years. In total, John was an inventor on 693 patents with 349 patent applications still currently pending. Along with these achievements, John served on the advisory boards of the Material Science Departments at the University of Washington and Boise State University. He also served on committees for semiconductor industry conferences. Prior to his retirement, John received the Career Achievement in Technology Collaboration Award from EMD Electronics. Dr. Smythe was passionate about STEM education and volunteered his time working on projects from Lego Leagues in the elementary level to graduate students in the Material Science Engineering field.

He was also a cherished husband and beloved father who passed away too soon.To honor his legacy, this scholarship was established to encourage other creative minds to continue in his path.

Material science engineering is a vital field that tackles real-world problems centering around technology, energy, manufacturing, and other disciplines. Materials engineers enjoy a lucrative average salary of $98,300 per year and get to use their curiosity to shape the world.

This scholarship seeks to honor the life of Dr. John Alfred Smythe III by supporting students who are pursuing degrees in material science engineering.

Any undergraduate or graduate student studying material sciences may apply for this scholarship.

To apply, please submit an essay that answers the following questions:

1.   If you could possess any superpower, what would it be?

2.   Why would you choose that specific superpower?

3.   What would you do with that chosen superpower?

Education Level: Undergraduate or graduate student

Field of Study: Material science engineering

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