SPIE Seeking Applicants for Joe and Agnete Yaver Memorial Scholarship

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BELLINGHAM, Wash., March 18, 2019 — SPIE is seeking applicants for its Joe and Agnete Yaver Memorial Scholarship, which is intended for those pursuing an advanced degree that provides the business knowledge required to facilitate the advancement and application of optics and photonics research and technology.  

The scholarship is available to SPIE members and staff seeking an advanced degree from an accredited organizational management program, such as those awarding master’s degrees in nonprofit management, business administration, and technology management.

The scholarship honors the contributions and vision of the Yavers, who were instrumental to the technical and financial success of the SPIE.

Joe Yaver, who died in November 2016, was the innovative executive director of SPIE from November 1969 until 1993. Agnete Yaver worked alongside her husband, advancing SPIE's mission and building the foundation for SPIE’s current multidisciplinary, international scope.

The Yaver Scholarship is one of several SPIE scholarships that are funded by companies and individuals who partner with SPIE to serve its nonprofit educational mission. Each May, $10,000 is awarded.

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Published: March 2019
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