Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts HistorySauer, Anne
Class of 1947 Victor Prather Scholarship Fund, 1972
The Class of 1947 Victor Prather Scholarship Fund was established by the Class of 1947 on the occasion of their twenty-fifth reunion to memorialize a respected friend and classmate. Victor A. Prather, Jr., A1947, M1952, was a flight surgeon assigned to aviation and space medicine research when he lost his life at the end of a highaltitude flight in a strato-lab balloon designed for space equipment testing. He was a scholar devoted to the advancement of man's knowledge, and he was a leader uncompromising in his ideals. Financial assistance is awarded to students who meet the university's criteria for need and who demonstrate in their studies the same enthusiasm for learning that Victor Prather did in his lifetime.
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