Candris scholarship targets science and math students
Aris and Laura Sutton Candris
Because of their ardent belief in the transforming and enduring value of a Transylvania education, Laura A. (Sutton) Candris ’75 and Aris Candris ’73 established the Laura and Aris Candris Science Scholarship at Transylvania.
The scholarship will provide financial assistance to qualified students majoring in physics, chemistry, mathematics, or computer science, with first preference given to international students.
Aris, a member of the Transylvania Board of Trustees, came to Transylvania from Greece and completed three majors—physics, mathematics, and pre-engineering—and went on to earn a Ph.D. in nuclear science and engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University. In July 2008 he became president and CEO of Westinghouse Electric Company, the global leader in commercial nuclear power.
Laura completed a pre-law major at Transylvania and earned her J.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She is senior counsel with the Pittsburgh law firm Meyer, Unkovic & Scott, LLP.
“By staying in close touch with both Transylvania and Carnegie-Mellon, we hope to encourage more emphasis on technical and engineering curricula,” Aris said. “That’s one of the reasons this scholarship at Transy is so important to Laura and me. Transylvania has excellent programs in the sciences and mathematics, and we want to support top students interested in those majors. Our nation needs these kinds of graduates now more than ever.”
For information on how to support the Laura and Aris Candris Science Scholarship, contact the development office at (800) 487-2679.
For more about Aris Candris, see Seat of Power in the summer 2008 issue of Transylvania magazine.