Scholarship Honors Past President Lawrence F. Skibbie. (NDIA News)

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The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is pleased to announce the second annual Lawrence F. Skibbie graduate student scholarship for $10,000. The scholarship is intended to support one or more advanced graduate students in engineering, science or management.

Eligibility

The applicant must be enrolled or accepted for a full-time masters or doctoral program in:

* Engineering (e.g. Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Aeronautical).

* Science (Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics).

* Management--disciplines must be relevant to the interests of the NDIA mission.

The applicant must be a U.S. citizen.

The applicant must complete undergraduate studies successfully by the end of the summer term of 2003.

No person, nor any member of his or her immediate family, who is connected with the selection of the scholarship recipient, shall be eligible to receive the award.

Selection Criteria

The applicant must have a stared interest and career goal in the defense or national security industry.

The award will be based on student merit and needs as determined from the submitted application documents.

To apply, send the following to NDIA Headquarters:

* Undergraduate transcript.

* Graduate transcript (if applicable).

* Synopsis of how the scholarship will aid student in career pursuit (not more than 500 words).

* Recommendations from major advisor and one professor from the aforementioned disciplines.

* Proof of U.S. Citizenship.

* Endorsement of the applicant by the director of graduate programs from the institution.

* Personal resume to include positions, outstanding awards, publications (if any) and leadership capabilities.

Deadlines

* August 1, 2003 (Postmarked).

* September 30, 2003 (Award Announcement).

Direct inquiries to:

NDIA headquarters

Vice President, Administration and Finance

2111 Wilson Blvd, Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22201-3061

Ph: (703) 522-1822

NDIA Chapter Hosts Conferences From One Coast to Another

Incoming weeks, NDIA's Michigan Chapter--in cooperation with the U.S. Army and other NDIA units--will conduct conferences across the country.

With the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command, the chapter will hold the 12th Annual TACOM/Industry Logistics Symposium. The event will rake place April 8-10 at the Northfield Hilton in Troy, Mich.

The theme is: "Logistics Transformation -- Insuring Relevance for the 21st Century Soldier." Presentations will include logistics transformation plans, strategic readiness, performance-based logistics, the brigade combat team, the objective force, future combat systems, joint warfighting and the Defense Logistics Agency's global support to Army transformation.

For information on special group lodging rates, call (248) 879-2100. The registration fee is $295. For a registration form and additional information, contact carterch@tacom.army.mil. If you wish to exhibit, e-mail moserm@gdls.com.

With the U.S. Arm/s Program Executive Office for Combat Support and Combat Service Support and NDIA's Greater Hampton Roads Chapter, the Michigan unit will conduct the Second Petroleum and Water Systems Symposium on 16 and 17 April. This event will be held at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott in Norfolk, Va.

Speakers from government and private organizations that supply, protect, monitor and purify water and petroleum will discuss the need to insure safe sources of supply for these resources, which are deemed essential both to military operations and homeland security.

Attendees will have an opportunity to observe training on water networks and static displays of petroleum systems at the U.S. Army Coastal Water Purification Training Center at Fort Story, Va. …