Eastern Michigan University
College of Arts and Sciences
Physics and Astronomy Department
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Scholarships

The Department of Physics & Astronomy offers a variety of scholarships. Please contact your respective department directly for information regarding their scholarships, applying, and deadlines. Other departmental Scholarships students may qualify can be found at The College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Page.

National Science Foundation Scholarship: Physics Scholars Program (PSP)

Department of Physics and Astronomy was awarded a NSF grant through the Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics initiative.  The grant will award 4-year scholarships of up to $10,000 per year (that’s up to $40,000 per student) for academically talented students who attend EMU and major in physics.  The scholarships are currently only for freshman enrolling at EMU in 2011 and 2012.

The Floyd Leib Scholarship in Physics

This scholarship is for undergraduates from sophomore year through graduation. It will be used to assist students in their preparation for teaching physics at the secondary or college level. To be a successful candidate the student must:

  • carry a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0
  • have demonstrated teaching potential and chosen teaching as a career
  • have demonstrated above average scholarship in physics
  • have exhibited good qualities of general character and fitness
  • have completed not less than 12 semester hours in the immediately preceding semester
  • have a declared major or minor in physics

Deadline for application: TBA in March

Harry L. Smith Scholarship in Physics

This scholarship is for undergraduates with a declared major in physics. Incoming freshman are eligible for this award if they declare a major in physics when they enroll in the university. Entering freshman, particularly females and minorities, are especially encouraged to apply. To be a successful candidate the student must:

  • carry a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 in college or a 3.5 in high school
  • have a letter of recommendation from a physics or math teacher (high school or collegiate level)
  • have documented proof of a declared major in physics at Eastern Michigan University

Deadline for application: TBA in March

Mark Daniel Trochet Scholarship in Physics

This scholarship shall be awarded to students with a declared major in physics who wish to pursue a career in this exciting science. The candidate may have a weak high school background as long as ACT or SAT scores place them in at least the 85th percentile. We are looking for candidates who will use this scholarship opportunity to excel in the university setting. To be a successful candidate the student must:

  • have a declared major in physics
  • have ACT or SAT composite scores in at least the 85th percentile for students taking the test that year
  • write a paragraph stating why s/he thinks s/he will do well at EMU and why s/he has chosen a major in physics
  • carry a minimum of 12 graded hours during the semester of the award
  • carry a minimum EMU or transfer G.P.A. of 3.7 with no semester G.P.A. less than 3.4 (high school G.P.A. will not be considered for incoming freshman candidates)

Deadline for application: TBA in March

Kenneth and Rosemarie Williams Scholarship for Engineering Physics

This scholarship is awarded to a student actively pursuing a career in engineering physics. The successful candidate must:

  • have proof of a declared major in engineering physics
  • carry a minimum 3.49 G.P.A. in your major
  • have completed PHY 223, PHY 224, PHY 229, and PHY 230
  • be at least a junior in the fall semester
  • be a U.S. born citizen
  • have a letter of recommendation from a physics professor
  • write a paragraph stating what you plan to do with your engineering physics degree after graduation

Deadline for application: TBA in March

The Undergraduate Symposium Fellowship

The Undergraduate Symposium Fellowship is a one-time award for $1,000 to students who participated in the annual Eastern Michigan University Undergraduate Symposium and wish to continue their education as a graduate student at EMU.

The Barton Scholarship

The Barton Scholarship is a one-time award to EMU graduating seniors of up to $4,000 for graduate study at EMU or U-M. Applications are considered for the fall and winter semesters.

The Crystal L. Tucker Memorial Fellowship

The Fellowship will recognize a master's degree student in physics education who has demonstrated exemplary academic performance and a desire to continue teaching physics at the secondary school level. To be a successful candidate the student must:

  • be a master's degree student in physics education
  • carry a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0
  • have demonstrated interest in teaching physics at the secondary school level

Deadline for application: TBA in March

The Graduate Deans' Award

The Graduate Deans' Award for Research Excellence is a $250 cash award made in fall and winter semesters to reward excellence in ongoing or completed research projects.

The Anton Brenner Scholarship

The Anton Brenner Scholarship is a one-time award of $500 to be applied to tuition and fees. Applications are considered by the Graduate School for each fall semester.

The Department of Physics & Astronomy is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344