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Scholarships and Awards

Donald Olson Memorial Scholarship

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 are usually available 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.

Howard Hanson Scholarship

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.

Frank and Ruth Friebe Physics Award Fund

The Fund supports scholarships or research related activities for undergraduate and graduate students 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.

Mylan Radulovich Graduate Fellowship

This fellowship was 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.

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