The Fessenden-Trott scholarships have been established in memory of the late Professor Reginald Aubrey Fessenden and the late Helen May Fessenden (née Trott).
Professor Fessenden was born in Canada in 1866.He came to Bermuda as a young man and was Headmaster of the Whitney Institute for approximately two years. During a distinguished career in Canadian and American universities, which included appointments as Professor of Electrical Engineering at Purdue University and at Western University of Pennsylvania.
Professor Fessenden became a renowned inventor of electrical and radio equipment and was a pioneer of radio broadcasting. He developed an entirely new system of wireless transmission distinct from and based on a different principle from that of Marconi and Lodge and he first tested the wireless telephone at Cobbs Island, Maryland, in 1900.
Each year, these scholarships are offered to a different region of Canada.In 2015, nominations will be accepted from universities in the province of Quebec.
Eligibility (the program is restricted to universities in the province of Quebec):
- Candidates must have completed the first year of their first bachelor degree program by the deadline date of June 15th in the year of the application at a Canadian educational institution which is a member or affiliated to a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC);
- Applicants must be enrolled full-time and be entering the second year of their first bachelor degree program;
- Candidates must have Canadian citizenship or permanent residency by June 15, 2015.
Deadline: Jun 15, 2015
More info at: https://juno.aucc.ca/Fessenden-Trott