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Physics and Astronomy

Available Scholarships

The Department of Physics and Astronomy administers several scholarships. Students are awarded these scholarships on the basis of academic achievement and scholastic merit.
The Arthur Pejsa Aerospace Scholarship in the amount $1000 is awarded annually to a student with an interest in aerospace science.
The Monica E. Bainter Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a continuing junior level student majoring in physics. The primary criterion for this scholarship is demonstrated academic excellence, particularly in the study of physics. The recipient is selected by the faculty. The award ranges in value up to $1500.
Additional Bainter Scholarships are awarded to students majoring or minoring in physics. The primary criterion for awarding these scholarships is demonstrated academic excellence, especially in the study of physics or astronomy. Financial need is also considered. Generally, two or three recipients are selected annually by the faculty. These awards are typically $500.
Freshman Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen who intend to major in physics. The primary criterion is academic performance in high school, particularly in science. Recipients are selected by the faculty and award amounts range in value up to $1000.
To learn more about available scholarships, visit the College of Letters and Science scholarship page here.