Wednesday, November 5, 2008

M.S. in MIT Student Thomas J. White Selected

M.S. in MIT Student Thomas J. White Selected as First Recipient of Investor Solutions Graduate Scholarship

Thomas J. White, a student in the M.S. in the Management of Information Technology Program at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, has been selected as the first-ever recipient of the Investor Solutions Graduate Scholarship. The $10,000 scholarship, which will be awarded annually to an incoming graduate student in one of the School’s four outstanding graduate programs, is specifically designated for U.S. military combat veterans. Recipients of the scholarship must have served as an enlisted man or woman, must have been honorably discharged, and must demonstrate financial need.

“In establishing this scholarship, we are pleased to support students in McIntire’s prestigious, nationally recognized graduate programs, and we are proud to honor our nation’s veterans,” says UVA alumnus Francis C. “Frank” Armstrong III (A&S ’66), President and Founder of Investor Solutions Inc. Armstrong himself is a Vietnam veteran.

White, who served as an enlisted infantry soldier in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1981 to 1986 and as an active duty Army officer with the 1st Armored Division during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, says he’s thrilled to be chosen for the scholarship.

“I’m honored to have been recognized by McIntire and by Investor Solutions for my service to the country,” White says. “I’m also thankful to Investor Solutions for their incredible generosity and recognition of veterans. The Investor Solutions Graduate Scholarship is a tremendous help to me and my family.”

White was selected for the scholarship by a committee composed of McIntire faculty members and a representative from Investor Solutions. He will graduate from the M.S. in MIT Program in 2009.

“We are extremely grateful to Investor Solutions for their generous support of McIntire’s graduate programs and students, and we look forward to working with them in the future to honor deserving veterans as scholarship recipients,” says McIntire Dean Carl Zeithaml.

Investor Solutions is an independent, fee-only, fiduciary investment advisory firm specializing in tax-efficient and globally diversified portfolios for individuals and institutions. For more information, go to

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