Dr. Phil Memorial Scholarship

$11,433 of $15k goal

Raised by 59 people in 10 months
Janiece Murphy  CASTLE ROCK, CO
SF author Dr. Philip Edward Kaldon passed away on April 20, 2016, and as members of his on and off-line community, we would like to fund a Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers' Workshop Scholarship in his name.

"Dr. Phil" began writing Science Fiction in the 1990's, and the 6 weeks he spent at the 2004 Clarion Workshop was a commitment both he and his wife Debbie made to his writing aspirations. His enthusiasm for science, science fiction, writing, and teaching will be perfectly and appropriately honored by helping other new science fiction writers to follow their dreams.



Clarion, Class of 2004 in Lansing, MI


We hope to raise enough money for one full scholarship for the 2017 class. If less money is raised, a partial scholarship will be funded, if more money is raised, multiple scholarships will be funded. ALL donations after gofundme fees will go toward funding the Clarion Scholarship.


Chicon 7 in 2012, where our on-line community met for dinner and rememberance.
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From Debbie, his wife of 32 years: Dr. Phil was a "Renaissance" man in the sense that he was interested in almost everything. But he was especially passionate about two things: sharing his fascination for our physical world, from the structure of atoms to the structure of the cosmos, with students in his physics classes for over twenty years; and writing science fiction -- imagining futures just beyond the realities we already know are possible. I and some of his friends want to foster his passions by raising funds to help send one or more students to the 2017 Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers' Workshop, a 6-week program Dr. Phil was himself part of in 2004. I hope you'll consider joining me in contributing to a "Dr. Phil Memorial Scholarship" -- every contribution will add to the ability to help a hopeful new author attend the Clarion Writers' Workshop and have a transforming experience toward becoming a science fiction writer. Help make dreams come true! --Mrs. Dr. Phil

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BIO, courtesy of File 770 : Kaldon was born in upstate New York. After graduating high school in North Carolina in 1976, he took a B.A. at Northwestern, and advanced degrees in physics at Michigan Technological University. He taught physics at Western Michigan University for many years, and was known as “Dr. Phil” til the one on TV came along.

He attended the Clarion Workshop at East Lansing in 2004. “The Gravediggers,” his first published story, appeared that same year in Anthony D. Ravenscroft’s CrossTIME Science Fiction Anthology, Vol. III.

He also was a devoted competitor in the Writers of the Future contest. By the time his “A Man in the Moon” was published in L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Vol. 24 (2008) he had chalked up a total of three Finalists, two Semi-Finalists, ten Quarter-Finalists, and four Honorable Mentions.

Having his short story “The Brother on the Shelf” published in Analog (2009) was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. (Equally pleasing, the story was optioned by a producer.)

“Machine” and “In The Blink Of An Eye” both appeared in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine in 2009. “Hail to the Victors” can be read at Abyss & Apex (2011). “End Run” (2012) was published by GigaNotoSaurus (edited by Ann Leckie).  

Two other stories are mentioned on his website: a contest entry published online, and a short story selected for a forthcoming anthology.

Kaldon is survived by Debbie, his wife of 32 years.
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Posted by Janiece Murphy
9 months ago
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Friends and family of Dr. Phil,

Once again, we're approaching our goal. We need only $777.00 more to fund TWO full scholarships to Clarion 2017. Let's boost the signal one more time to reach our stretch goal!
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Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far to Dr. Phil's Memorial Scholarship! I have made the first withdrawal, and the check will be sent directly to the Clarion Foundation. Let's boost the signal!
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10 months ago
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Friends,

I am required by GoFundMe to notify all donors that I will be handling all withdrawals for this campaign, and that all withdrawals will be sent to Clarion Foundation for the purpose of funding the Dr. Phil Scholarship.

I am working with Debbie on this project, and I have her permission to manage the administration and distribution of funds.

Please feel free to message me through the campaign if you have any questions or concerns.

Janiece
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Friends, thank you so much for everyone's amazing generosity in remembering Dr. Phil through this project.

Because we've come so close to meeting our goal already, I'm going to "up the antey" and see if we can fund TWO full scholarships in Dr. Phil's name.
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$11,433 of $15k goal

Raised by 59 people in 10 months
Created May 9, 2016
$100
Anonymous
7 months ago
MM
$500
Martha Morrow-Vojacek
7 months ago(Offline Donation)
KR
$25
Kim & Amy Ranger
7 months ago
$25
Anonymous
8 months ago(Offline Donation)
$20
Anonymous
9 months ago
TC
$50
Tania Clucas
9 months ago
CC
$40
Carol Elaine Cyr
9 months ago

Miss you, Dr. Phil. The world is a smaller place without you.

MO
$40
Mary & Len O'Kelly
9 months ago
SR
$100
Susan Riley
9 months ago(Offline Donation)
AC
$100
Anne Cutrell
9 months ago

You are dearly missed.

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