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?
Please answer the following questions:
The application deadline is Nov 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on Dec 1, 2022.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on Dec 1, 2022. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
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