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New 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 of Management.

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 undergraduates."

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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