Ruth Jeannette Long and Henry Earnest Fraker Jr. and III Scholarship

Dr. Anna Clyde Fraker graduated from Warren Wilson College (class of 1953). She went on to Furman University, where she received a BS in Chemistry. From there she went to NC State University, where she was the first woman to earn an MS in Engineering (Metallurgical Engineering) and the first woman to earn a PhD in Engineering (Ceramic Engineering).

 Her professional career included study and research at NC State and in Germany and work for the National Institute for Standards and Technology. She was an advocate for other scientists, especially women and minorities. She published more than 50 professional articles, produced numerous technical reports, and edited two books. She was an acknowledged leader in the field of biomaterials and was a founding member of the Society for Biomaterials. She received the US Dept. of Commerce Bronze Medal in 1984 and was named Fellow of the American Society for Metals, ASM International, in 1993.

Dr. Fraker is retired and remains interested in education. She established this scholarship in 2009 in memory of her parents and brother. Recipients are chosen on the basis of need and merit.