funding for student researchers
Jay W. Hughes '52 and his family have created a $100,000 undergraduate
research fund to support the work of students in the Carroll School
The Hughes Family Undergraduate Research Fund will provide funding
for students who want to complete summer research projects. Several
years ago, Hughes and his wife Marie also created an undergraduate
scholarship fund to provide general tuition assistance.
"An undergraduate research fund will make a tremendous difference
in the lives of individual students," said CSOM dean Helen
Frame Peters. "We often see undergraduates who have the talent
and motivation to do original research. Because of financial constraints,
some of them have to take summer jobs, which takes them away from
their academic pursuits. The Hughes Fund creates a new opportunity
for some of these talented students to gain substantial research
experience before they graduate."
Hughes and his family conceived the research fund as a way to enhance
their general scholarship fund. "This undergraduate research fund
is intended to help students make the most of their education,"
Hughes said. "It goes beyond tuition assistance to help ensure that
talented students are able to take advantage of all the academic
opportunities available to them. My family and I want to make a
Boston College education as worthwhile as possible for motivated
Hughes, retired vice president of Morris Alper and Son, is a member
of the Ever to Excel Campaign National Committee. He and Marie are
the parents of Stephen '76 and Judith Ann '83.
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