Michael Pate Scholarship to Extend first Award in Fall 2018

    Date Posted: 
    Monday, April 9, 2018

    The Michael Pate Optical Sciences Endowed Scholarship was recently added to OSC's list of growing of OSC scholarships, awards, and fellowships. The scholarship was established by the Michael Pate Memorial Scholarship Foundation to honor OSC alumnus, Michael Pate (MS 2001), for his many contributions to the science of optics. Michael lost his battle with cancer in 2010 and wished for his legacy in this field to continue posthumously in the form of an annual scholarship.

    In April, Michael's daughter, Ashley Pate, visited the college to meet with faculty and students. Among those she visited were Dr. Jose Sasian (far right), Michael’s advisor, and his former classmates, Profs. Jim Schwiegerling and John Greivenkamp (left to right).

    The first award for the Michael Pate Scholarship will be made for the Fall Semester 2018. To apply please click here.