Walter Stark was an accomplished attorney who had a distinguished career
with the federal government, at the Departments of Defense and Housing and
Urban Development, and later in the private sector, at companies including
Emerson Electric, ESCO Electronics, and Hazeltine. His primary connection
to the University of Delaware was through his son, Leonard P. Stark, a 1991
UD alumnus. Len was the University's first Rhodes Scholar in 30 years and
is currently a United States District Judge for the District of Delaware,
having been appointed by President Obama in 2010. Among Walter Stark's
generous contributions to UD was the establishment, with his wife Linda
Lewin Stark, of the Lewis Lewin Stark Memorial Scholarship, in memory of
his and Linda's parents. In 2003, when Walter Stark passed away at age 59,
his friends and associates created the Walter Stark Scholar Award in his
The award is presented annually to a University of Delaware freshman or
sophomore in any major, including University Studies, who meets each of the
first in his or her immediate family to attend a four-year college or university;
has a demonstrated financial need;
is in good academic standing by current University policy (not on probation).
Responses will be verified by the Office of
Student Financial Services, and qualified applications will be provided to
the fund's donors, who will make the final selection.
On behalf of the Philadelphia Section of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) to offer undergraduate and graduate students in your department the opportunity to apply for a scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. While preference will be given to those students studying or doing research related to tribology, the applications are open to any sophomores or above pursuing a Bachelors or Graduate degree in the Physical Sciences, Engineering, Tribology, Math or similar studies with a GPA of 3.0 or above.
The Section awarded ten scholarships totaling $18,000 to local students over the past two academic years. Profiles of the 2015 and 2016 scholarship awardees can be found here. A copy of the application can be found on the Section website here. The application deadline is May 30 and the awards will be made shortly thereafter.
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