SPECIAL EDITION: College Receives Multimillion Dollar Gift to Graduate Students Scholarships

    College of Optical Sciences Receives $10 Million, Largest Gift for Scholarships in UA History

    The University of Arizona's world-renowned College of Optical Sciences has received a $10 million gift for graduate student scholarships, setting a new precedent as the largest gift towards any scholarship in the University's history.   

    Professor Emeritus James C. Wyant — who is well-known throughout the optics industry for his academic and professional society leadership, profound expertise and establishment of several commercial enterprises — made this gift in celebration of the college's 50th anniversary.  

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    Professor Emeritus James C. Wyant sits in a holography laboratory with graduate student Maria Ruiz, the latest recipient of the Louise A. Wyant Memorial Scholarship

    College of Optical Sciences Donors Establish 13 Friends of Tucson Optics Scholarship Endowments

    The College of Optical Sciences has announced the establishment of 13 new FoTO (Friends of Tucson Optics) endowed graduate student scholarships. These FoTO scholarships are newly established or existing student scholarship endowments for graduate students that have received commitments to reach a minimum $500,000 balance and have benefited from the recently announced four-to-one matching gift offer made by James C. Wyant.

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