OSA Launches Bonenfant Scholarship
The scholarship will honor the late optical communications expert and analyst Paul Bonenfant and his conviction that international experiences enhance an individual’s interpersonal and business endeavors. This need-based scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students majoring in engineering or the physical sciences to provide them with international experience as they prepare for a professional life that will promote global engagement and collaboration.
"The unexpected and all-too-early loss of Paul was devastating to our family and to his colleagues and friends in the optical communications community," said Bonenfant’s wife Maria. "I am pleased to partner with the OSA Foundation to establish this scholarship campaign in Paul’s memory. His work was greatly enhanced by international collaborations and experiences so it is fitting that this scholarship seeks to provide that same important foundation to students. I encourage anyone who knew Paul and those who value international student programs to consider a contribution to this cause."
The Optical Society (OSA)