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Scholarships and Awards for Undergraduates

Reduce the financial burden of obtaining a degree in physics! The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers a number of scholarships and awards for which undergraduates may be eligible.

SCHOLARSHIPS

  • The Bernard Feldman and Ta-pei Cheng Endowed Scholarship is available to new physics majors with outstanding ACT or SAT scores or continuing physics majors with outstanding academic performance.
  • Physics & Astronomy Alumni Scholarship is available to new physics majors with outstanding ACT or SAT scores or continuing physics majors with outstanding academic records.
  • The Richard D. Schwartz Scholarship is available to full-time junior/senior physics majors in good standing.
  • The Don C. and Susan P. Winter Endowed Scholarship in Physics & Astronomy is available to physics majors with a minimum ACT score of 24 or who have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • The Pierre Laclede/Physics & Astronomy Alumni Scholarship for undergraduate physics majors is available to physics majors who are also accepted into the Pierre Laclede Honors College.

AWARDS AND INTERNSHIPS

  • The Junior Alumni Award is awarded to physics majors who attain a 3.5 average or better in Physics 2111 and 2112.  The award is given to the student in the semester they enroll in Physics 3200.  Transfer students must take Physics 2112 on this campus to be eligible for this scholarship.
  • The Senior Alumni Award is given to the outstanding physics major at the senior level with the highest GPA among the senior class.
  • The Jeffrey Earl Award is given to an outstanding graduating senior every May.
  • Undergraduate Research Awards are available for undergraduate physics majors who conduct a research project with a faculty mentor.  Students receiving this award are required to enroll for at least one credit hour of Physics 3390 and present their research results at the campus Undergraduate Research Symposium in April.
  • Teaching Assistantships with stipends may also be available to qualifying students to prepare them for the independent effort required in industry or graduate school.
  • NASA Research Internships for the summer and academic year are available for students interested in astrophysics through the NASA/Missouri Space Grant Consortium.