Department of Physics

Fellowships and Scholarships

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Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Wright State Physics Scholarships
    The Physics Department will award scholarships for the 2011–12 Academic Year.
    • Physics Scholarship
      Awarded to incoming direct admit students into the physics program. Must have at least a HS 3.0 GPA. Please contact the physics department for more information.
    • Gust Bambakidis Scholarship
      This scholarship is open to undergraduate Physics majors who are registered full-time and progressing toward a degree. Applicants must have accumulated at least a 2.75 grade point average, taken PHY240 and be registered for the rest of the sequence in the quarter the scholarship is in force, and have FR or SO status. Special consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate exceptional involvement in Physics courses and laboratories or in the Society of Physics Students.
    • Merrill L. Andrews Memorial Scholarship
      The application process is open to undergraduate Physics or Engineering Physics majors who are registered full-time and progressing toward a degree. Applicants must have accumulated at least a 3.2 grade point average with more than ten quarter hours completed in Physics 200 or above or have at least a 3.2 grade point average in all Physics courses with 18 or more quarter hours completed in Physics at level 200 or above. Special consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate exceptional involvement in Physics courses and laboratories or in the Society of Physics Students.
    Physics Department Scholarship Application Form (PDF)

  • SMART Program
    Two-year scholarships are being offered to sophomores (US citizens only) by the Department of Defense. There is a requirement to work with a scientist/engineer at Wright-Patterson AFB and a service obligation after graduation.

  • NATIONAL PHYSICAL SCIENCE CONSORTIUM Fellowship
    The National Physical Science Consortium is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry, and higher education. NPSC's goal is to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool including women and minorities. Students may apply during their senior year in college, or in the first year or two of graduate school. End of November Applciation Deadline!

  • Minorities in Physics
    The American Physical Society is committed to the inclusion of underrepresented minorities in physics and has spent decades working on programs to increase recruitment and retention of African American, Hispanic American and Native American physicists.

  • APS Scholarship for Underrepresented Minorities
    Any African-American, Hispanic American, or Native American U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is majoring or planning to major in physics, and who is a high school senior, college freshman, or sophomore is eligible to apply. Engineering physics and applied physics majors also welcome to apply Deadline February 1.

  • Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship
    This is a program by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Approximately 100 UGs (US citizens only) who will be juniors in Fall semester will be selected as Hollings scholars Fall of that year.

  • Glenn Stokes Scholarships for Minority Students

  • AAPT Scholarships
    Posted: 2005
    The American Association of Physics Teachers is offering two $2,000 scholarship for future high-school physics teachers. This scholarship is available only to U.S. citizens attending a U.S. school. Undergraduate students in, or planning to enter, physics teacher preparation curricula and high-school seniors planning to enter such curricula are eligible. Successful applicants, normally two per year, will receive a stipend of up to $2,000. The scholarship may be granted to an individual for each of four years. Deadline: December 1.

  • Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow
    The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields-science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or had careers in, STEM fields.

  • International Research Experience for Students
    Deadline: Feb 15, Sep 15

  • NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program
    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is proud to offer fellowships to students in their undergraduate and graduate careers.

Graduate Fellowships/Scholarships

  • Graduate Council Scholarships (GCS's)
    GCS currently provides a yearly stipend of $12,000 with full remission of tuition and fees. No special application is necessary; the department will nominate qualified candidates. However, candidates should have applied for admission to the department before March; decisions are made in May.
     
  • Graduate Tuition Scholarships (GTS's)
    GTS's provide tuition payments. It is normally intended for new students. Both full and partial scholarships are available. Please contact the department chair if interested.
     
  • Graduate Research Fellowship Program (US citizens only)

  • The National Science Foundation aims to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the United States and to reinforce its diversity by offering approximately 1,000 graduate fellowships in this competition. The Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are at the early stages of their graduate study.
    Deadline: November.
     
  • SMART Program
    Two-year scholarships are being offered to sophomores (US citizens only) by the Department of Defense. There is a requirement to work with a scientist/engineer at Wright-Patterson AFB and a service obligation after graduation.
     
  • NATIONAL PHYSICAL SCIENCE CONSORTIUM Fellowship
    The National Physical Science Consortium is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry, and higher education. NPSC's goal is to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool including women and minorities. Students may apply during their senior year in college, or in the first year or two of graduate school. End of November Applciation Deadline!

  • National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship (US citizens only)

  • NDSEG fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of their graduate studies.
    Deadline: January.
     
  • Hertz Graduate Fellowships (US citizens/PR only)
    Applicants must be applying to or be presently enrolled in a PhD program.
    Deadline: October.
     
  • Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships (US citizens/PR only)
    For those planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.
    Deadline: November.
     
  • East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U. S. Graduate Students (US citizens only)

  • For eight-week research experience in Australia, China, Japan, Korea or Taiwan.
    Deadline: December.
     
  • International Research Experience for Students
    Deadline: February, September

  • NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program
    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is proud to offer fellowships to students in their undergraduate and graduate careers.