HSRC establishes scholarship for graduate students

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CHAPEL HILL — The UNC Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) has created a scholarship for graduate students interested in pursuing a career in highway safety.

The $1,000 scholarship is available to a full-time graduate student with a career goal emphasis on transportation safety and who will be enrolled in the fall of 2006 at any of the 16 University of North Carolina system campuses.

"The field of transportation safety is currently going through a transition period that has created many new career opportunities," said David Harkey, the HSRC's interim director. "We hope this scholarship will serve to encourage more students to pursue a career in one of the many disciplines of highway safety."

Candidates will be evaluated on academic performance, career goals, extracurricular and professional activities, work experience and a 1,000-word essay on a current highway safety issue.

The scholarship will officially be awarded to the graduate student finalist during the HSRC's 40th-anniversary dinner event scheduled for Oct. 5.

The deadline for applying is July 1, and the application can be downloaded at www.hsrc.unc.edu/scholarship/.

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