SPIE and the University of Central Florida Announce $650,000 Scholarship Fund The SPIE-Glebov UCF graduate student scholarship is part of a $2.5 million SPIE education funding initiative for optics and photonics
SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, announced the establishment of the SPIE-Glebov Family Optics and Photonics Graduate Scholarship Fund for the University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Optics and Photonics (CREOL). The $325,000 in funding from SPIE will be matched in full by the College’s Research Foundation and the Glebov family, to create scholarships for graduate students at CREOL. The news was first presented at the UCF CREOL alumni and associates meeting at SPIE Photonics West.
“The generosity of Leonid Glebov and Larissa Glebova ensures promising opportunities for graduate students studying optics and photonics at UCF CREOL,” said SPIE CEO Kent Rochford. “We are delighted to join with the Glebovs in creating a scholarship fund that will exist in perpetuity to help support the next generations of scientists and engineers who will create the future using optics and photonics.”