Scholarship Application Deadline: March 1st, 2013
The physics merit scholarship is awarded annually to up to four students one in each of the four classes (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior).
Physics Merit Scholarship
Each year, the Physics Department awards a $6,250 scholarship to four of our majors: typically a freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior. This is a merit-based scholarship rather than a need-based scholarship. Majors are given the opportunity to apply for it each year, and the selection is made by the department. It was established in order to help and encourage students who are majoring in physics and intend to go on within the field of physics. Contact Dr. Darren Craig for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Physics Merit Scholarship Recipients
- 2012-2013 - David Martin, Cole Adams, Peyton Finley, Mindy Cartolano
- 2011-2012 - Emily English, Mindy Cartolano, Matthew McMillan, Patrick Farley
- 2010-2011 - David Blasing, Joel Carini, Mindy Cartolano, Ben Sawyer
- 2009-2010 - Mindy Cartolano, Emily English, Andrew Keeler, David Stapleton
- 2008-2009 - Emily English, Elliot Nelson, David Stapleton, Jim Schroeder
- 2007-2008 - Dylan Coster, Benjamin Kietzman, Ellen Kunzeman, Elliot Nelson
- 2006-2007 - Andrew Golter, Ryan Stegink
- 2005-2006 - David Felker, Martin Gonzalez
- 2004-2005 - Ryan Beams, Melissa Brown
- 2003-2004 - Geoffrey Poore, Benjamin Noonan
- 2002-2003 - Jonathan Osgood, Geoffrey Poore
- 2001-2002 - Coral Christensen
- 2000-2001 - Nathaniel Wentzel
- 1999-2000 - Randall Miles
Homer G. and Blanche C. Benton Family Endowed Scholarship
This merit-based scholarship is awarded to one third year engineering student completing his or her degree through the IIT joint program. The scholarship is renewable for the fourth and fifth years of the program provided the student maintains good academic standing.
Benton Family Scholarship Recipients:
- 2012-2013 - David Edgren, Katelyn Holmberg, Jaclyn Baker,
- 2011-2012 - Dan Gardner, Jaclyn Baker, Katelyn Holmberg
- 2010-2011 – Jaclyn Baker, Damon Brown, Dan Gardner, and Jeremy Weirich
- 2009-2010 – Damon Brown, Dan Gardner, and Jeremy Weirich
- 2008-2009 – Damon Brown and Jeremy Williams
- 2007-2008 – Jeremy Williams
Joseph Spradley Outstanding Physics Student Award
This merit-based award is given annually to a senior physics major.
Joseph Spradley Outstanding Physics Award Recipients:
- 2012 – Jaclyn Baker
- 2011 – David Blasing
- 2010 – Joel Dahlin
- 2009 – Elliot Nelson
Wheaton Engineering Scholars Program
This newly established merit-based scholarship is awarded to one incoming freshman interested in pursuing engineering. The scholarship is renewable for the second year of the program provided the student maintains good academic standing. The first recipient of this award was determined in Spring 2012.
Wheaton Engineering Scholars Award:
Non-Wheaton Scholarships Opportunities
The AFCEA Educational Foundation is offering 50 scholarships of $5,000 each to students actively pursuing an undergraduate degree, graduate degree or credential/licensure for the purpose of teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) subjects at a U.S. middle or secondary school. Deadline: April 1, 2012.
The Department of Defense is proud to offer scholarships and post-graduation career opportunities to our nation's research leaders of tomorrow.
Students awarded scholarships under this program will be provided an internship opportunity at a NASA center performing aeronautical research between their junior and senior year. The application period for this scholarship is between September 1, 2012 - January 16, 2013.
The American Physical Society Committee on Minorities in Physics has created this scholarship program for minority undergraduate physics majors. The purpose of this program is to significantly increase the level of underrepresented minority participation in physics in the United States. Underrepresented minorities in this context are defined as African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans.
Each scholarship consists of $2,000 for new students and $3,000 for renewal students for tuition, room, board or educational materials.
Deadline: February 1, 2013.