Hutcheson Emerging Fellows Awards
Ralph Hutcheson, a 1954 MSU mechanical engineering graduate and founder of Scientific Materials Corporation and S2 Corporation, established the "Hutcheson Emerging Fellows Awards." The awards provide students with bachelor degrees in physics and electrical and computer engineering with monies to attend the Science and Engineering Management (PMSEM) online master's degree program.
Two awards are available, each for $25,000 per year for two years. Recipients will also be awarded an unpaid internship with a technology company in Bozeman. The internships focus on business systems and marketing and are coordinated through the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC). Awards will be contingent upon acceptance of the internship.
Qualified recipients must:
- hold an undergraduate degree in electrical and computer engineering or physics
- meet all admissions requirements for the PMSEM master's degree program with a focus in physics or electrical and computer engineering
- apply to the PMSEM master's degree program by Mar 15
- begin studies in Fall 2013
Preference will be given to MSU graduates.
Award recipients are not selected solely on academic performance, scholarly research or financial need, but rather on their entrepreneurial spirit and capacity to lead as evidenced through their undergraduate or other extracurricular activities and life experiences.
To apply, applicants to the PMSEM master's program should include in their one-page application narratives why they want to be considered for the Hutchinson Emerging Fellows award and how they will utilize the award. How to apply to PMSEM.
Hutcheson said he believes the technical education afforded to MSU students is high quality and produces outstanding engineers and physicists, but that these students also need access to business and marketing skills to become more valuable employees and further the success of technology companies where they are likely to be employed. Hutcheson added that his primary interest is within the photonics/optics industry, which is in a unique position to assist high quality students meet the growing business needs of their employers.