March 14, 2001

For further information contact:
Diane Greenberg, 631 344-2347, greenb@bnl.gov or
Mona S. Rowe, 631 344-5056, mrowe@bnl.gov


Brookhaven Women in Science Offers Scholarship for Women Science Students

UPTON, NY - Applications are now being accepted for the Renate W. Chasman Scholarship for Women.  This scholarship was established in 1986 to encourage women who have taken a break from formal education to resume their studies in natural sciences, engineering or mathematics. The winner will receive a one-time award of $2,000 from Brookhaven National Laboratory's Brookhaven Women in Science, a not-for-profit organization whose aim is to promote the advancement of women.

Candidates for the scholarship must be U.S. citizens or resident aliens who live in Nassau or Suffolk County, or the boroughs of Brooklyn or Queens. They must be currently enrolled in or have applied for a degree-oriented program at an accredited institution. Their program of study for 2001-2002 must be either at the junior or senior undergraduate level or at the first-year graduate level, to be pursued on a half-time or greater basis.

The winner will be chosen by a committee of Brookhaven Lab scientists. The award will be made directly to the recipient, who will be expected to complete at least two consecutive school terms in good academic standing.

Application forms and further information can be obtained by writing to: Chasman Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 183, Upton, NY 11973. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2001. The award will be presented in July.

The Renate W. Chasman Scholarship Fund is supported by fund-raising events and tax-deductible contributions from individuals and organizations.  Renate W. Chasman (1932-1977) was a noted physicist at Brookhaven Lab.  Her work influenced the design of particle accelerators around the world, including Brookhaven's National Synchrotron Light Source.

The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory creates and operates major facilities available to university, industrial and government personnel for basic and applied research in the physical, biomedical and environmental sciences, and in selected energy technologies.  The Laboratory is operated by Brookhaven Science Associates, a not-for-profit research management company, under contract with the U.S. Department of Energy