The Rose Hills Foundation has awarded Loyola Marymount University (LMU) $500,000 to create the Rose Hills Foundation Science and Engineering Scholarship Program in the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering.

“The addition of the Rose Hills Foundation Scholars Program is a great honor for the Seaver College and a wonderful milestone in LMU’s rise to national prominence,” said Richard G. Plumb, dean of the Seaver College. “Through this contribution, The Rose Hills Foundation is assisting LMU in its goal to produce exceptional scientists and engineers for the good of our region and the world.”

Recipients of the scholarships will be juniors or seniors that have a GPA (grade point average) of 3.5 or higher; are majoring in life sciences, natural sciences or engineering; and whose permanent address is in Southern California.

The scholarships will be distributed over the course of four years beginning in the 2006-07 academic year and will range between $5,000 and $20,000 per recipient. Information, www.rose hillsfoundation.org

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