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Scholarships, Awards & Prizes:

College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

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Managed by Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

Bernard Vonnegut Award
The Bernard Vonnegut Award was established in 2014, in posthumous honor of Bernard Vonnegut’s 100th birthday, and in loving memory of Bernard’s eldest son, Peter Vonnegut (UAlbany Libraries staff from 1967-2003). It is awarded to the best graduate student teaching assistant withing the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences. Dr. Bernard Vonnegut was a UAlbany Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Science from 1967-1985 and Emeritus Professor from 1985-1997. UAlbany presented Dr. Vonnegut with the Distinguished Research Professor Award in 1984. UAlbany presented Peter Vonnegut with the President’s Award for Excellence in the Support Services in 1986.  The Bernard Vonnegut Award has been established with everlasting love and affection by Michi Minatoya Vonnegut ’68, widow of Peter Vonnegut; Carl Hiroaki Vonnegut, Peter Vonnegut’s son; Emiko Alice MacKillop, Peter Vonnegut’s daughter; and Scott Vonnegut, Kurt Vonnegut, and Alex Vonnegut, Bernard Vonnegut’s sons.

Bosart Family Scholarship
Established by Professor Lance F. Bosart and Helen H. Bosart, this scholarship provides support to an Atmospheric Science undergraduate student, who is in good academic standing and who intends to pursue a career in atmospheric science. Professor Bosart started his tenure at UAlbany in 1969, within the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, and received the University at Albany’s Distinguished Professor award in 2004.

George Tai-Jen Chen, PhD '71 Scholarship
The George Tai-Jen Chen, Ph.D. ’71 Scholarship provides scholarship support to an Atmospheric Science undergraduate student, who is in good academic standing and who intends to pursue a career in atmospheric science. This scholarship is a gift from George Tai-Jen Chen, Ph.D. ’71 in recognition of his lasting friendship with Professor Lance F. Bosart. Dr. Chen is proud to be Professor Bosart’s first Ph.D. student during his tenure at UAlbany.

Class of 1905 Bazzoni Fellowship

Established by Charles Bazzoni in his memory and that of his wife, Edith Vera Bazzoni, both of the Class of 1905. This fellowship is awarded for outstanding achievement in the natural sciences.

Narayan R. Gokhale Atmospheric Sciences Fund
This fund was established in honor and memory of Narayan R. Gokhale, the first chairman of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, this award recognizes and rewards outstanding achievement on the part of one or more graduate students in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.

Vincent '77 & Carol '78 Idone Endowed Scholarship
This fund, established by Professor Vincent P. Idone ’77 and Carol A. Idone ’78 provides scholarship support to a (rising) junior or senior undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Environmental Science within UAlbany’s Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences. Student recipients must demonstrate academic excellence and interest in attending graduate school.

The Arthur Loesch Scholarship
The Arthur Loesch Scholarship provides scholarship support to an undergraduate student that is of junior or senior status, who is in good academic standing and who intends to pursue a career in the Atmospheric Sciences and/or related field. First preference will be given to a student who plans to attend The University at Albany’s Graduate Program for his/her master’s degree.