Ph.D. student awarded OAS scholarship

S_RiveraheadshotBlacksburg, VA

December 3, 2013

The Organization of American States awarded Ph.D. candidate Alfonso Rivera a prestigious graduate scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year.  The OAS Academic Scholarship Program was established in 1958, and grants scholarships every year for pursuit of Master’s Degrees, Doctoral Degrees and Research leading to a degree. The OAS Special Caribbean Scholarships Program (SPECAF), established in 1983, grants scholarships for the last two years of undergraduate studies to citizens and residents of the English-speaking Caribbean OAS Member States. Both programs follow the OAS Manual of Procedures for the Scholarship and Training Program. In addition to these programs the OAS, through its Partnerships Program for Education and Training (PAEC), is able to offer other attractive scholarship opportunities for academic studies with the support of its partner institutions in the Americas and around the world. PAEC is administered in accordance with the provision of the respective corporation agreement and in line with the principles set forth in the OAS Manual of Procedures for the Scholarship and Training Program.

Rivera is currently pursuing his doctoral degree under the supervision of Dr. Guney Olgun and Dr. Thomas L. Brandon in the area of Geotechnical Engineering