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UM Physics and Astronomy students to benefit from fund
Dr. Lee N. Bolen has been honored with a scholarship fund in his name at UM. Pictured here, Bolen also offered his time in the community by teaching courses on computer technology for senior citizens.
Lee N. Bolen, professor emeritus of physics and astronomy, is being honored through a scholarship endowment in his name. The longtime professor’s colleagues and friends established the fund to pay tribute to his contributions to the University of Mississippi and provide assistance to students. The Dr. Lee N. Bolen, Jr. Scholarship Endowment will fund awards for full-time undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy as selected by the department chair. Bolen joined the UM faculty in 1967 as an assistant professor and became a full professor in 1970. He has been awarded both service and teaching awards.
For more information on supporting the Dr. Lee N. Bolen Jr. Scholarship Endowment, contact  Denson Hollis, director of development, at 662-915-5092 or To make a gift online, visit

Online gifts for the 2024 calendar year should be made no later than noon on December 31, 2024.  Checks by mail will need to be postmarked by December 31 to be counted in the 2024 calendar year.