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:
International Centre for Diffraction Data
12 Campus Boulevard • Newtown Square, PA 19073-3273
Tel: (610) 325-9814 • Fax: (610) 325-9823 • Email: clinics@icdd.com

How to apply for a Tuition Waiver:

Application Deadlines:
  • XRF – 6 September 2022
  • XRD I – 24 April 2023
  • XRD II – 24 April 2023
  • Rietveld – TBD

Tuition Waiver Recipients
2022 XRD I Recipient
2022 XRD I & II Waiver Recipient
Jeffrey Bertke, Georgetown University, with Tom Blanton, ICDD Executive Director
2022 XRD I Recipient
2022 XRD I Waiver Recipient
Magda Pęska, Military University of Technology, with Tom Blanton, ICDD Executive Director
2022 Rietveld Recipient
2022 Rietveld Recipient
Dawn Cardace, University of Rhode Island, with Tom Blanton, ICDD Executive Director
Former Recipients
2021 XRD II Virtual Recipient
Sonali Ghosh – IIT Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar
Tuition Waiver
Tuition Waiver
2021 XRD II Virtual Recipient
Navpreet Kaur - University of Minnesota
2020 XRD I Virtual Recipient
Navpreet Kaur – University of Minnesota
Tuition Waiver
Kristy Schepker
2019 Rietveld Recipient
Kristy Schepker, University of Florida
2019 XRD II Recipient
Tiffany Millett, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Tiffany Millett
Omar Radwan
2019 XRD I Recipient
Omar Radwan, King Fahd Univ. of Petroleum and Minerals
2019 XRF Recipient
Daniela Morales, Univ. of Connecticut
Daniela Morales
Tuition Waiver Recipient
2018 XRD II Recipient
Lisa Szczepura - Illinois State University, USA
2018 XRD I Recipient
Samantha Shumlas - West Chester University, USA
Tuition Waiver Recipient
Tuition Waiver Recipient
2018 XRF Recipient
Maria Lagerström - Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Sweden
2017 XRD II Recipient
Mayra M. Acosta - University of Connecticut, USA
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2017 XRD I Recipient
Carrie Donley - University of North Carolina, USA
2017 XRF Recipient
Lori Wilson - Eastern Kentucky University, USA
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