Marathay Family Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship in Optical Sciences

Arvind and Sunita Marathay

Professor Emeritus Arvind Marathay and his wife, Sunita, have established the Marathay Family Scholarship in support of undergraduate students at the College of Optical Sciences.

A native of India, Arvind Marathay was educated in Bombay, London and Boston, receiving his Ph.D. from Boston University in 1963. He joined the College of Optical Sciences in 1969 and was active in teaching and research until his retirement in 2002.

When asked why he chose to establish a scholarship, Professor Marathay explained that the College of Optical Sciences "is a unique college where a wide variety of research areas are explored. I want to help OSC grow."


Undergraduate students enrolled full-time at the Wyant College of Optical Sciences maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA may apply. Preference is to a candidate pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the fields of Classical Optics, Quantum Optics or Optical Engineering. Candidates must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Need Calculation for International Students form or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid program (FAFSA) standards. Incoming freshman may apply with a high school GPA of 3.4 or better.


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