January 18th, 2023
DLBA Naval Architects, a division of Gibbs & Cox, a Leidos company, is proud to announce the creation of the Donald L. Blount Memorial Graduate Scholarship. The scholarship is provided to support graduate and post-graduate (PhD) students in the field of high-speed craft hydrodynamics. The scholarship is offered through the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). The inaugural award for this scholarship will be made for the 2023-2024 academic year and is open to students worldwide.
The scholarship is named in memory of Donald L. Blount (1935-2022), an innovative naval architect and founder of DLBA Naval Architects.
“Donald is dearly missed by all of us at DLBA as well as the world-wide high-speed craft community,” said Jeffrey Bowles, DLBA Naval Architects director. “Our team intends to march forward with great pride to perpetuate the legacy that he created for the maritime community. This scholarship honors his many personal and professional contributions as an innovator, teacher, and mentor.”
Eligible individuals must apply through SNAME on or before February 1, 2023, to be considered for the scholarship. Those interested in applying may access the e-form on SNAME’s website and are strongly encouraged to read through SNAME requirements and procedures for graduate and post-graduate scholarships.
Leidos and its subsidiaries, Gibbs & Cox and DLBA Naval Architects, provided the funding for the scholarship.
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