- Donald Olson Memorial Scholarship
- Howard Hanson Scholarship
- Frank and Ruth Friebe Physics Award Fund
- Mylan Radulovich Graduate Fellowship
- Outstanding Physics Major Research Award
- Outstanding Physics Major Academics Award
Students in the early stages of their scientific studies can receive support to work on a research project in physics. Depending on applications received, one or more awards of $2000 or more may be made each year, often in conjunction with an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) award. To qualify for consideration, a student must have a good academic record and be a freshman or sophomore (or a high school student or graduate) sponsored by a Physics faculty member. To apply, establish a plan for a research project with a faculty member and have this project brought to the attention of the Department prior to April 15. A plan submitted for a UROP application is sufficient, provided the nature of the additional work is explained.
This scholarship is similar to the Olson Scholarship but is focused on students in later stages of their undergraduate career. Typically one award is made each year. To qualify for consideration, a student must have a strong academic record and be at least a sophomore, sponsored by a Physics faculty member. The application procedure is the same as for the Olson Scholarship.
The Fund provides support for undergraduate and graduate student participation in research, when a financial need exists, as determined by the Physics Department Head. This can include support for travel to a meeting or project site. Requests can be made at any time to the Department Head.
This fellowship, established by Mylan Radulovich (BA '60), is awarded by the Department to one or more graduate students based on exceptional promise as a new graduate student or outstanding performance by a continuing graduate student. Two awards of $4,000 may be made annually.
Each year research projects completed by physics majors can be submitted for consideration. The student who worked on the best project is given this award, which includes a monetary prize of $200. Also, the student's name appears on a plaque displayed near the department office.
The graduating physics major with the highest overall gpa above 3.0 is given this award, which includes a $200 monetary prize and is acknowledged on an engraved plaque displayed near the department office.