Anton L. Hales Endowed Fellowship in Geophysics

This fellowship is awarded annually to a doctoral student (U.S. citizen) in geophysics.  It includes payment of tuition and fees for 12 hours of study each long semester but does not include parking decal or property damage fees.  It includes a travel allowance of $500 per year to allow the student to attend scientific meetings in geophysics/geology each year in order to interact with professional scientists and to learn the latest research results in his or her specialty. The program head, graduate advisor and geophysics faculty review applicants to identify those with the greatest potential for success in geophysics.

Dr. Anton Hales was a leading seismologist, author of many works, and recipient of many scientific awards and honors. He established the geosciences division at the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest, UTD’s predecessor institution.  When The University of Texas at Dallas was created, Dr. Hales served as acting vice president for academic affairs, helping mold the university’s academic character.  He left UTD for five years beginning in 1973 to serve as director of the Research School of Earth Sciences at the Australian National University in Canberra.

Dr. Hales, 95, died Dec. 11, 2006, in New South Wales, Australia.

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