Donor-funded scholarship making a difference for Ph.D. students
By Katya Hrichak
An alumnus who was inspired by help he received in graduate school is now giving back with a scholarship to support graduate students in making progress with their research.
“The funding for my own Ph.D. studies at Cornell came from a combination of fellowships, assistantships, and teaching assignments. Without financial assistance I would not have been able to get my degree,” said Byron E. Grote, M.S. ’77, Ph.D. ’81. “Funding this scholarship is an opportunity to support current Ph.D. students in a similar way. It is my payback for the help that I received during my time at the school.”
Seven management doctoral students were awarded funds to support their academic activity as recipients of the 2022 Byron E. Grote, M.S. ’77, Ph.D. ’81, Johnson Professional Scholarship. Recipients include Jin Hee Lee, Jiawen Yan, Artem Streltsov, Andrew Foley, Sai Chintala, Wee Kiat Lee and Yu Nu.