Scholarships

The Department of Physics & Astronomy offers a variety of scholarships, which are listed below with the minimum requirements and needed materials for a complete application.  Students may qualify for other scholarships offered through The College of Arts & Sciences and the Graduate School.  A searchable database is provided by the Office of Financial Aid.  Application forms will be updated in early 2021 with deadlines announced in March 2021.

  • Jacobs Society of Physics Students Leadership ScholarshipExpand dropdown

    This scholarship is for undergraduates with any declared major in physics (physics, physics engineering, research physics, physics teaching) who have demonstrated quality leadership when serving as an officer in the Eastern Michigan University Chapter of the Society of Physics Students.  A student who is a newly elected officer must indicate what leadership potential they will bring to the position.  The officer positions are outlined in the EMU Society of Physics Students Charter.  To be a successful candidate the student must:

    • carry a minimum G.P.A. of 3.2
    • have completed at least three courses in physics, at Eastern Michigan University, that count toward any major in physics
    • be an officer in the Eastern Michigan University Chapter of the Society of Physics Students, or was a past officer in the chapter, or is a newly elected officer who will serve in the coming semester when the scholarship is awarded
    • have a letter of recommendation from the faculty advisor of the Eastern Michigan University Chapter of the Society of Physics Students
    • write a paragraph stating what they have done to be a significant leader in the chapter, or, if newly elected, what leadership qualities they will bring to the officer position.

     

    Jacobs SPS Leadership Scholarship Application Form (Deadline TBA in March 2021)

  • The Floyd Leib Scholarship in PhysicsExpand dropdown

    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

     

    Floyd Leib Scholarship in Physics Application Form (Deadline TBA in March 2021)

  • Harry L. Smith Scholarship in PhysicsExpand dropdown

    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

     

    Harry L. Smith Scholarship in Physics Application Form (Deadline TBA in March 2021)

  • Mark Daniel Trochet Scholarship in PhysicsExpand dropdown

    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)

     

    Mark Daniel Trochet Scholarship in Physics Application Form (Deadline TBA in March 2021)

  • Kenneth and Rosemarie Williams Scholarship for Engineering PhysicsExpand dropdown

    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 3.2 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

     

    Williams Scholarship for Engineering Physics Application Form (Deadline TBA in March 2021)

  • Major Gerald M. Bloomfield Memorial Endowed ScholarshipExpand dropdown

    This scholarship is to help finance returning veterans to finish their undergraduate degree. To be a successful candidate the student must:

    • be a veteran of any branch of service
    • have a declared major in physics, engineering physics, or research physics
    • have completed PHY 223 and PHY 224 with a grade of C or better
    • have a minimum overall G.P.A. of 3.0 in at least 24 credit hours at a college or university
    • carry a minimum of 9 graded credit hours during the semester of the award
    • supply transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and proof of honorable discharge from the military
    • write an essay of at least 500 words that describes how a degree in physics will enhance their career goals

     

    This scholarship is not yet endowed, and therefore not accepting applications.  Please visit our donation page if you wish to contribute.

  • The Crystal L. Tucker Memorial FellowshipExpand dropdown

    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

     

    Crystal L. Tucker Memorial Fellowship Application Form (Deadline TBA in March 2021)

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