Scholarships in Physics, Other

Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship

Award: $11,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a high school, pre-university, secondary school, undergraduate, or graduate student who is or will be studying optics, photonics, or a related field. Selection based upon prospect for long-term contribution that the application will make to the field of optics, photonics, or related field.

Clay Fellowship

Award: $67,500, Deadline: October 30

Applicant is expected to pursue research programs of their own conception and design, and they should state clearly why they believe that their professional goals would be furthered through research opportunities at the CfA. Applicant is expected to demonstrate their capability for original research through several first-author refereed publications in major astronomy journals.

CfA Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Award: $66,500, Deadline: October 30

Applicant must have received a Ph.D. degree between January 1, 2014 and September 1, 2015. Applicant is expected to pursue research programs of their own conception and design, and they should state clearly why they believe that their professional goals would be furthered through research opportunities at the CfA. Demonstration of capability for original research through first-author referred publications in major astronomy journals is required.

The SAPA Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 30

Applicant must be a high school senior who is planning to attend a full-time undergraduate program at an accredited four-year college/university with a major related to life sciences. Applicant must have a minimum 3.3 GPA, a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 2000, and be in the top tenth (or top quarter) of their class. Essay, two letters of recommendation, list of all awards received, list of Advanced Placement or Honors courses with grades, and transcripts are required to be submitted.

SAO Predoctoral Fellowship Program

Award: $32,232, Deadline: Rolling

Applicant must be a graduate student wishing to carry out all or part of their thesis research at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Completion of preliminary coursework and examinations prior to start of the SAO Predoctoral Program and approval of Department Head at applicant's university are required. Application must list the SAO scientist who has agreed to serve as a sponsor for each proposed research project; applicant must directly contact the scientist in their particular research area.

Mary Caroline and Robert Oliver Carmichael Memorial Fund Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Northrop Grumman Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: February 28

Applicant must be a female full-time student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Engineering. Focus on one of the following disciplines is required: civil and materials, electrical and computer, computer science, or mechanical engineering. Applicant must show evidence of above average academic performance (minimum GPA 3.0/4.0). Women of color (African American, Latina, Native American) are encouraged to apply. Application coversheet, biographical statement, current resume or CV (list your education and employment history), UIC transcript, proof of financial aid eligibility, proof of U.S. citizenship (copy of birth certificate or passport), and two letters of recommendation (include at least one from a UIC instructor) required.

The Hubertus W.V. Willems Scholarship for Male Students

Award: $3,000, Deadline: April 28

Applicant must be a male student, majoring in engineering, chemistry, physics or mathematical sciences in undergraduate or graduate school. Financial need must be demonstrated.

Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund

Award: $600, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has demonstrated the finest qualities of leadership through participation in campus organizations and has rendered service of significant benefit to the campus community.

Alumni Association Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must demonstrate community leadership and have met the award criteria established by the Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee. Applicant must have completed 12 credits last semester and 24 credits at Bridgewater State College as of December 31. Applicants who have transferred from Massachusetts Community Colleges, Dean College, or Quincy College are eligible to apply.

RISE Professional - Research Internships in Science & Engineering

Award: -, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be enrolled in specific major in master's or PhD program in North America. German language requirements might be applied.

Frank Weigel Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,200, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Wisconsin Dells High School who will pursue post-secondary education at a two- or four-year accredited institution in a science-related field.

Eric D. Dunning Scholarship

Award: $400, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be an active member of Tau Kappa Epsilon pursuing a degree in computer science, engineering, or science. Minimum 2.75 GPA required.

BMO Capital Markets Lime Connect Equity Through Education Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: December

Applicant must have a disability (visible or invisible). Must be a current full-time undergraduate or graduate student at a university in the U.S. or Canada with an interest in a career in financial services focusing on Capital Markets. Resume, transcripts, essay, and one letter of reference required.

Flosum Scholarship

Award: $750, Deadline: December 15

Applicant must be an outstanding college student enrolled in an accredited four-year institution in the U.S. studying salesforce release management or application lifecycle management with a demonstrated interest in salesforce. Minimum 3.5 GPA, cover letter, and 1,000-word essay required.

Herbert Levy Memorial Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicants must be physics majors, be members of SPS and demonstrate scholarly achievement and financial need.

SPS Future Teacher Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicants must be members of SPS and intend to pursue a career in teaching physics. Students must be undergraduate physics majors at least in their junior year of study at the time of application.

Peggy Dixon Two-Year Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicants must be members of SPS. Students must have finished at least one semester or quarter of the introductory physics sequence and must be registered in the appropriate subsequent physics classes.

SPS Leadership Scholarships

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicants must be undergraduates at least in their junior year, physics majors and active members of SPS.

NOAA Educational Partnership Program Undergraduate Scholarships

Award: -, Deadline: January 31

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and full-time undergraduates who are in the second year of a four-year degree program or in the third year of a five-year degree program. They must be attending an accredited minority serving institution (MSI), and they must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher on a four-point scale. Applicants must be majoring in a discipline that is related to environmental, atmospheric or oceanic sciences. Selection is based on relevant coursework completed, stated career goals, recommendations and extracurricular activities.

Society of Vacuum Coaters Foundation Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: December 1

Applicants must be entering or currently enrolled in studies related to vacuum coating technology at an accredited technical, vocational, two-year, undergraduate or graduate program. Preference is given to those majoring in engineering, physics, materials science or other fields related to vacuum coating. Selection is based on the applicant's field of study, academic achievement, personal qualities and financial need.

Kathryn D. Sullivan Earth and Marine Science Fellowship

Award: $12,000, Deadline: January 23

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and be either full-time graduate students enrolled in an accredited consortium member institution or a successful applicant for full time admission to a Masters or Doctorate program in an accredited consortium member institution. Selection is based on recommendation letters, academic merit, faculty sponsorship and stated academic goals and interests in science, technology and engineering.

Quanta Picosecond Laser Annual Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: July 31

Applicants must enrolled in an accredited college or university for the upcoming year. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 and plan to pursue education in engineering, physics, medicine, biology or natural or applied sciences.