The physics merit scholarship is awarded annually to up to four students, typically one in each of the four classes (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior). The scholarship is intended to encourage students who plan to go on to a career in physics after graduating from Wheaton. To apply for this scholarship, please compose a 1-2 page essay that addresses the following questions:
1. Why have you decided (or planned) to major in physics?
2. What extracurricular or service activities have you been involved in that relate to physics or technology (clubs, competitions, etc.)?
3. Describe any physics research or internship experiences you have had.
4. What are your anticipated career plans after you graduate from Wheaton?
Please send your essay by email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 2, 2018. If you have any questions, please use the same email address or give me a call at 630-752-7116 and I will be happy to talk with you.