Dutch organization awards scholarship to Rowan seniorMay 07, 2007
The Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (Nuffic), an organization that in part gives merit-based High-level University Year to Gain Excellence in the Netherlands (Huygens Scholarship Program) scholarships to international and Dutch bachelor's, master's and/or doctoral students, has awarded approximately $54,000 for two years of study and expenses to Glassboro resident Edward Greve.
Greve, 19, who will graduate with a bachelor's degree in physics and math from Rowan University on May 11, already is enrolled in a master's program in mathematical physics at the Universiteit van Amsterdam.
According to the Nuffic Web site, the prestigious program is open to excellent students in the top 10 percent of their programs from all countries of the world. The Dutch Minister for Education, Culture and Science funds the scholarships.
A 2005 Glassboro High School graduate and son of Claudia and Carlton Greve, Greve received one of the first Glassboro High School scholarships Rowan issued. He started his classes at Rowan after actually leaving high school in the spring of 2004 at age 16 to start college. At Rowan, he was an active researcher, working on Martian spectral imaging (looking for what comprises the Martian atmosphere and how the atmosphere changes from season to season) and on electron spin resonance (researching materials that become extremely magnetic at very low temperatures). He also helped translate writings by 16th century Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler from French into English.
He was a member of Rowan's Philosophy Club and the Society of Physics Students, for which he was the associate zone counselor representing the Delaware Valley to the national organization.
Outside of Rowan, Greve traveled to Pisa, Italy, last summer as part of a competitive California Institute of Technology Research Experiences for Undergraduates project at the University of Pisa for the European Gravitational Observatory, generating data for an astronomy project.
As for his latest achievement, he said, "I'm thrilled about the whole thing, and extremely thankful to my professors both at Rowan and here who helped me to get the scholarship. Not having to worry about paying the bills for the next two years, while working in the field I want and the location I want, is an incredible feeling ? as if I've won the lottery. Hard work and ambition definitely pay off, and in my case, quite literally."