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Richard McGregor, Graduate Studies Memorial

AMOUNT: $400.00


Awarded to an outstanding student in the department of physics and astronomy who is planning on attending graduate school. The award may be used to cover applications to graduate school, purchase books or assist with transitionary expenses between graduation from UW- Eau Claire and entrance in graduate school. The recipient shall be a senior planning on entering graduate school sometime within 12 months of receiving the award. It is understood that because of the nature of the award, it will be given to a student after he/she graduates from UW-Eau Claire through a check from the UW- Eau Claire Foundation. The UW-Eau Claire Foundation will provide necessary documentation for IRS purposes since this would be taxable to the recipient. The recipient shall be an outstanding physics/astronomy major who has an outstanding academic record, been involved in undergraduate research activities and who demonstrates a passion for continued study through graduate school. In addition to the application, students must submit a letter of recommendation from a professor speaking to the applicant’s potential success in graduate school.
Applications should be completed and turned in to the department by March 15 to be considered for the award for the following year.
The Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy will notify the recipient of the award. The chair also will notify the Foundation of the recipient’s name and address where the check may be sent. The recipient will be recognized at the department’s annual awards banquet in April.
Recipients should address thank you letters to Beverly McGregor and send them to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. Richard McGregor graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1950 with a bachelor’s degree in math. After serving in the Korean War and earning his master’s degree from Marquette University, he returned to UW-Eau Claire in 1959 as a faculty member in the physics department. For the last 20 years of his service to the university he was an assistant dean in the School of Arts and Sciences. He died on Sept. 18, 2006.