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MTS ROV Committee Announces Scholarships

Ms. Laura Fenton, Mr. Joshua Leighton, Mr. Brycen Nakashimi, and Mr. Brian Tiefenbach have been selected as recipients of the Marine Technology Society’s 2008 ROV Committee Scholarships. In addition Ms. Dominique Evans, Mr. Milton Lywood, and Ms. Stacy Mauzey received special MATE Center MTS ROV Committee Scholarships.
Ms. Fenton, who attends Florida Atlantic University was awarded $7,000; Mr. Leighton who attends MIT received $5,000. Mr. Nakashimi who attends University of Hawaii at Monoa and Mr. Tiefenbach who will be attending Purdue each received $2,000. As winners of the MATE Center (Marine Advanced Technology Education) MTS ROV Committee Scholarships, Ms. Evans who is pursuing her Masters at California State University was awarded $5,000, Ms. Mauzey who is attending Hawaii Pacific University and Mr. Lywood who will be attending Dalhousie University each received $2,000. All will be recognized during the Awards Presentations at Underwater Intervention ’09 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Drew Michel, Chairman of the ROV Committee of MTS initiated the scholarship program in 1994. Since then it has awarded over $120,000 to deserving students. Scholarship applications for 2009/10 must be received by April 15, 2009. Details on how to apply and additional information on the MTS ROV committee can be found at

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