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Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Scholarship

Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Scholarship

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Graduate Students

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About This Scholarship

The Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Scholarship is a scholarship program that provides financial assistance to students who are interested in pursuing a career in radio engineering. The scholarship is named after Charles LeGeyt Fortescue, a pioneer in the field of radio engineering. The scholarship is offered by the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE), which was a professional association for radio engineers that existed from 1912 to 1963. The IRE sponsored the scholarship as a way to encourage the development of the field of radio engineering and support the education of talented students.

The scholarship is typically awarded to undergraduate students who are studying electrical engineering or a related field and have demonstrated an interest in radio engineering. Applicants must also have a strong academic record and be able to provide letters of recommendation and a personal statement explaining their interest in the field.

The Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Scholarship is a prestigious award and can provide significant financial support for students pursuing a career in radio engineering. The scholarship is now administered by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), which merged with the IRE in 1963.

Eligibility Criteria For Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Scholarship

Its eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • The student must be a U.S. citizen, have majored in electrical engineering, and have graduated with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited engineering college in order to be qualified. 
  • Only a first-year, full-time doctoral student will receive the scholarship. 
  • The student in the penultimate year would be qualified for the award, which would apply in the final year of his program, if the college is running a combined B.S. and M.S. degree programme.

For the same academic year, the scholarship recipient is permitted to hold or earn additional awards. It is also permitted to receive compensation for work that is directly linked to graduate study. The winner is required to study electrical engineering graduate school full-time.

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