Esther F. Hays Graduate Fellowship in CE-CERT


CECERT Dept D01007


Graduate Student Support

History and Purpose:

Esther Hays, M.D., Professor and Dean Emerita of UCLA's School of Medicine, has an enduring concern about the environment. In 1999, to assure financial assistance to UCR students pursuing advanced degrees in Environmental Engineering, she established the Esther F. Hays Graduate Fellowship in the College of Engineering-Center for Environmental Research and Technology. Her concern for the health is not only for Southern California residents, but all people in this country and CE-CERT's emphasis on training future engineers to solve environmental problems inspired her gift. "It seems to me we must do something to improve air quality. If engine technologies can be changed and alternative fuels developed the benefits to air quality will follow." She hopes that Hays Fellows will, in their careers, add solutions of these and other problems.

Selection and Guidelines:

Candidates must:
- be fulltime graduate students at UCR
- be currently pursuing, or planning to pursue a graduate degree in Engineering at Bourns College of Engineering
- have a minimum GPA of 3.0
- donor preference that fellowship given to a U.S. citizen

Request for Information:

Kathy Vang
Administrative Assistant