First Walsh Fellows pursue chemistry, biology research thanks to bequest
Four biology or chemistry majors are the first Providence College undergraduates to receive grants from a fellowship research fund created by a bequest from Robert H. Walsh ’39 & ’66Hon.
Four Providence College students are conducting scientific research with biology or chemistry faculty this summer, thanks to a new grant program established by a bequest from a generous alumnus.
The Walsh Student Research Fellowships were created by Robert H. Walsh ’39 & ’66Hon., one of the College’s leading donors, who died in 2011. Mr. Walsh, who majored in business and chemistry and worked at the DuPont Chemical Corp. for 40 years, was a Platinum Torchbearer for gifts of $1 million and above in PC’s 1917 Society. His bequest established the Robert H. Walsh Scholarship Fund and the Robert H. Walsh ’39 Academic Fund.
“Any way we can get more students into the research lab, we’re very excited about, and will always be grateful to Mr. Walsh,” said Dr. Sheila Adamus Liotta, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, who chairs the Walsh Academic Fund committee.