Departmental Scholarships

Scholarships & Awards

The Department of Physics & Astronomy has two types of scholarships:
Unnamed Department Scholarships
Named Department Scholarships

The Department of Physics & Astronomy welcomes applications from all declared undergraduate student majors in Physics and Astronomy for all of our scholarships (Please note that while the majority of our scholarships are awarded every year, there exists some scholarships that are awarded only as often as funding allows). Students who have applied for scholarships will be reviewed by the scholarship committee in April. Students will be notified via e-mail if they are to be awarded a scholarship after the committee has made their final decision.

Application Materials

All applications must have the following items, unless otherwise specified.
Departmental Scholarship Application Form (PDF)
• A single page (single-spaced) personal statement from the applicant describing his/her accomplishments, need for the scholarship, and future goals.
• Current transcripts.
• Two letters of support (PDF) from a faculty instructor or research advisor.
Preference will be accorded to students with outstanding academic performance.

Unnamed Department Scholarships

Please submit all application materials to JFB 201-D, by March 1.

These scholarships provide resident tuition for the academic year. Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA. Entering freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors may apply. Students must reapply each year. Students receiving “Honors at Entrance” or “Presidential” Scholarships will not be considered.

Named Department Scholarships

Please submit all application materials to JFB 201-D, April 1.

General Instrument Corporation Prize

Deadline: April 1
A fellowship prize fund in the Department of Physics & Astronomy.

Paul Gilbert Memorial Prize

Deadline: April 1
An award for outstanding (merit) undergraduate students in the Department of Physics & Astronomy conducting research in astronomy or astrophysics. Students will receive an appointment as an undergraduate research assistant with the Cosmic Ray Research Group.

Graduate Student Fellowship

Deadline: April 1
A fellowship for graduate students in the Department of Physics & Astronomy.

Thomas J. Parmley Scholarship Fund

Deadline: April 1
A scholarship for outstanding (merit) undergraduate students in the Department of Physics & Astronomy.

Physics & Astronomy Scholarship Fund

Deadline: April 1
A scholarship for students in the Department of Physics & Astronomy.

Diversity Scholarship for the Department of Physics & Astronomy

Deadline: April 1
A scholarship for students demonstrating exceptional commitment to the advancement of women and underrepresented groups in the fields of physics and astronomy.

Tyler Soelberg Memorial Award in the Department of Physics & Astronomy

Deadline: April 1
An award fund established in 2011 in memory of Tyler Soelberg for a Physics major who has demonstrated exceptional performance in science coursework and creative ventures.

The J. Irvin and Norma K. Swigart Endowed Scholarship Fund for the Department of Physics & Astronomy

Deadline: April 1
A scholarship for students in the Department of Physics.

Walter W. Wada Endowed Scholarship in the Department of Physics & Astronomy

Deadline: April 1
A scholarship for undergraduate Physics majors.

 

College of Science Scholarships & Awards

Competition for College of Science scholarships are open to students with a declared major in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics & Astronomy. Eligibility is based on the applicant class standing for the current academic year. Scholarship application forms are submitted on the College of Science website and the deadline to apply is March 1.

College of Science complete scholarship list.

For more information contact the College of Science at (801) 581-6958.

 

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