Sonnenschein-Mir Study Above Scholarship


The year 2000 is Hugo Sonnenschein's last year as University president. It is also the first year in which humans flew in space under the flag of a private business. In honor of the achievements of the Sonnenschein administration, which did so much to improve quality of life on this campus and which encouraged College students to spend time away from campus, and also in honor of this year's landmark in space settlement, the Ryerson Astronomical Society would like SG support in introducing a new scholarship for the 2000-2001 academic year.

The Sonnenschein-Mir Study Above Scholarship would allow two College students to spend November 2000 conducting research in their field of study on board the space station Mir. Mir, which is owned by the Russian corporation Energiya and operated by the Dutch-based firm MirCorp, has opportunities for study in such diverse fields as physics, biology, psychology and Slavic languages. The two winners of the scholarship would each be provided with $10 million to spend four weeks in November on board the space station. (For more information about the space station Mir, see MirCorp's web site at

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