Marathay Family Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship in Optical Sciences

Professor Emeritus Arvind Marathay and his wife, Sunita, have established the Marathay Family Scholarship in support of undergraduate students at the College of Optical Sciences.

A native of India, Arvind Marathay was educated in Bombay, London and Boston, receiving his Ph.D. from Boston University in 1963. He joined the College of Optical Sciences in 1969 and was active in teaching and research until his retirement in 2002.

When asked why he chose to establish a scholarship, Professor Marathay explained that the College of Optical Sciences "is a unique college where a wide variety of research areas are explored. I want to help OSC grow."


The award is need-based and supports undergraduate students, with preference given to students from India or of Indian descent. The recipient must hold a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale and demonstrate an interest in the feilds of classical optics, quantum optics or optical engineering. Incoming freshman may apply with a high school GPA of 3.4 of better. Applications will be solicited by the college.

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