12 Campus Blvd, Newtown Square, PA 19073, USA
(610) 325-9814
(610) 325-9823

 Tuition Waiver Opportunities

ICDD offers a limited number of tuition waivers for the XRF, XRDI, XRDII, and Rietveld clinics. The tuition waivers were established to promote the education of the scientific community, particularly the academic sector, in X-ray materials analysis. Tuition waivers are named in honor of Dr. Eugene P. Bertin, Dr. Ron Jenkins, Dr. Deane K. Smith, and William Frank McClune, pioneers of the field of X-ray analysis, for their dedication and service to the ICDD’s X-ray clinics.

Faculty members and graduate students are encouraged to apply. If you are currently developing a program in X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF), X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) or Rietveld Analysis, or are interested in incorporating these topics into an established course, a tuition waiver can provide you with the opportunity to learn the principles and practices of these disciplines from some of the experts in the field. Please note that tuition waivers cover the tuition only; travel and lodging are the responsibility of the attendee.  In order to be included in our room block, reserve your accommodations as soon as possible. If you don’t receive the tuition waiver you can cancel your room reservations without penalty one week prior to the start of your stay.

To apply for a tuition waiver, please submit a one-page written request stating your objectives in attending the course, and/or how you will incorporate these disciplines into your curriculum to the address listed below. Tuition waiver applications must be accompanied by a registration form (pdf version) and received at ICDD at least six weeks prior to the start of the course. All applications will be reviewed on a competitive basis, and recipients will be notified no later than four weeks prior to the start of the course.


Please submit your request for a tuition waiver to:
Eileen Jennings, Education Coordinator
International Centre for Diffraction Data
12 Campus Boulevard • Newtown Square, PA 19073-3273
Tel: (610) 325-9814 • Fax: (610) 325-9823 • E-mail: clinics@icdd.com

 

How to apply for a Tuition Waiver:

Application Deadlines:
  • XRF –  18 March 2019
  • XRD I – 22 April 2019
  • XRD II – 22 April 2019
  • Rietveld – 12 August 2019
2018 Recipients
XRF Waiver Recipient
Maria Lagerström, Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Sweden with Tom Blanton, ICDD Executive Director
XRD I Waiver Recipient
Samantha Shumlas, West Chester University, with Tom Blanton, ICDD Executive Director
XRD II Waiver Recipient
Lisa Szczepura, Illinois State University, with Tom Blanton, ICDD Executive Director
Rietveld Waiver Recipient
Ratnakar Palai, University of Puerto Rico, with Tom Blanton, ICDD Executive Director
Former Recipients
2017 XRF Recipient
Lori Wilson - Eastern Kentucky University, USA
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2017 XRD I Recipient
Carrie Donley - University of North Carolina, USA
2017 XRD II recipient
Mayra M. Acosta - University of Connecticut, USA
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2016 XRD I Recipient
Robert Pow - Deakin University, Australia
2016 XRD I&II Recipient
Karmina Aquino - University of the Philippines, Philippines
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2016 Rietveld Recipient
Jiahao Huang - Stony Brook University, USA
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