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Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial
Telecommunication (SWIFT) Scholarship Recipient

March 8, 2013

We are pleased to announce that Charles Eckman was selected by the UVA CS department's review committee as the recipient of the first Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) Scholarship, in the amount of $3500, for the 2013-14 academic year. Charles is an outstanding student, active in TA'ing, research, and student leadership in the department, and also active in other significant extracurricular activities.

The selection was difficult, because we had a number of outstanding students nominated. I am continually amazed by the outstanding caliber and breadth of our student body.

SWIFT is a member-owned cooperative that provides the communications platform, products and services to connect more than 10,000 banking organizations, securities institutions and corporate customers in 212 countries. SWIFT enables its users to exchange automated, standardized financial information securely and reliably.

We are grateful to SWIFT for making this scholarship available to a UVA CS student.