Kidger Optics Ltd. of Crowborough, UK, a designer and supplier of optical design software, announced that it is accepting applications for its Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, which was established in 1998, will be presented to a student in the field of optical design. The deadline for application is May 1, 2000. Candidates for the $4000 award will be judged on their studies or research, on a written summary of their academic background and interest in the field, and on letters of recommendation. Details of the application process can be obtained at the company's Web site, www.kidger.com, or from Tina Kidger via e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.