Physics & Astronomy General Scholarship Application -- Undergraduate

Welcome to the Department of Physics & Astronomy General Scholarship application. There are several scholarship opportunities available to prospective and current students in the Department of Physics & Astronomy:

  • Departmental $5000 tuition waivers
  • Thomas J. Parmley Scholarship for Outstanding Undergraduate Student
  • Paul Gilbert Undergraduate Research Award for Cosmic Ray Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, and High Energy Physics
  • Undergraduate Research Award for Condensed Matter and Biophysics
  • Walter W. Wada Endowed Scholarship (students must complete FAFSA to be considered for this scholarship)
  • Preston J. and Phyllis R. Taylor Scholarship for overcoming obstacles on the way to strong academic achievements
  • David & Karen Imig Scholarship for Women in Physics & Astronomy
  • Diversity Scholarship for exceptional commitment to the advancement of women and underrepresented groups in the fields of physics and astronomy
  • Tyler Soelberg Memorial Award for exceptional performance in science coursework and creative ventures

Students interested in applying for these scholarships, should apply here using the General Application.

Applications must be submitted by FEBRUARY 15th, 2020

Applicants must be officially declared Physics majors: Physics, Physics with Applied Physics emphasis, Physics with Astronomy & Astrophysics emphasis, Physics with Biomedical Physics emphasis, or Physics Teaching. The only exceptions are prospective students in high school or transfer students.

Scholarships are awarded for the 2020‐2021 academic year. Students graduating before Fall 2020 are not eligible.

Supplemental Questions
  1. What year in college will you be in for the next academic year?
  2. What is your expected date of graduation?
  3. What is your gender?
  4. Please upload a one- to two-page personal statement. Your personal statement may include information such as: motivation for majoring in Physics & Astronomy, career goals, why you are applying to the scholarship, pertinent scholarly accomplishments, extracurricular activities, leadership positions, community service, employment & hours worked per week, etc.
  5. Please upload an unofficial copy of your transcripts from all colleges attended and/or high school transcripts for incoming freshman. If all courses, including transfer courses, show-up on your degree audit, please upload this instead.
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