Frazer scholarship to benefit nuclear engineering at Texas A&M

Carol and Ross Frazer of College Station, Texas, have endowed a scholarship for nuclear engineering undergraduates at Texas A&M University.

Their gift will establish the Carol Fox Frazer ’77 and G. Ross Frazer ’77 Scholarship. Matching funds from Ray Rothrock of Portola Valley, Calif., will increase the endowment to $25,000. Preference will be given to applicants who participate in the Society of Women Engineers and in a cooperative education program.

Both are Class of 1977 with Carol receiving her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and Ross earning his in nuclear engineering.

“Texas A&M and its engineering school have been central to so much of what both Carol and I have been able to accomplish and enjoy,” Ross said. “We hope this effort will similarly equip future graduates and also inspire other Class of 1977 engineers to do what they can.”

The scholarship is part of the Robert G. Cochran Scholars Program, honoring the first Texas A&M nuclear engineering department head. Cochran served 22 years and under his leadership the discipline’s first undergraduate program emerged.

The Frazers have been longtime supporters of Texas A&M, contributing to both the Texas A&M Foundation and The Association of Former Students.

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