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Advice for today: Apply for scholarships! All students should fill out and submit this application. The department alone hands out more than $10,000 each and every year, from $300 to $2000 per award. The catch: Your name has to be on the official applicant list by February to have a chance to be granted one. Please click on the link to the right to go to the online application. This one application automatically submits your name to all scholarships applicable to your major. Highly worth the effort to complete the application.

Here is a list of Scholarships that the department gives out each year to physics majors:

Downing Science Scholarship

A $2000 scholarship to be awarded to entering senior undergraduate student in each department of the College of Science & Mathematics who is selected by the department as the outstanding academic scholar based on academic record and achievement through the junior year.

Award
Varies

Scopes
College of Science & Math, Physics

Deadline
02/28/2016

Ward & Oma Miles Memorial

A scholarship in memory of their son is available to seniors majoring in Physical Science with an interest in Atomic Energy. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of financial need and educational promise.

Award
Varies

Scopes
College of Science & Math, Physics

Deadline
02/28/2016

Harry Burbridge in Physics

Scholarships are awarded to students who have completed their sophomore year or, one semester at California State University, Fresno after transferring from another institution. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of financial need, educational promise and an interest in the Science of Physics as a career.

Award
Varies

Scopes
College of Science & Math, Physics

Deadline
02/28/2016

John R. Dews Physics Research

The applicant must be a part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate student, have a cumulative minimum gpa of 3.0  earned over the last one year of academic instruction and must demonstrate a strong interest and ability in physics.

Award
Varies

Scopes
College of Science & Math, Physics

Deadline
02/28/2016

Hands-On Networking in Industry

Awarded to a junior or senior undergraduate student majoring in Physics who demonstrates financial need, and has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

Award
Varies

Scopes
College of Science & Math, Physics

Deadline
02/28/2016

Jean S. Hirayama

Awarded to a student exhibiting a strong dedication to the field of Physics who possesses the qualities exemplified by the life of Jean S. Hirayama.

Award
Varies

Scopes
College of Science & Math, Physics

Deadline
02/28/2016

Improving the Image of Science in our Society

This scholarship is given to an incoming freshman who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Physics.

Award
Varies

Scopes
College of Science & Math, Physics

Deadline
02/28/2016

Cheunjit Katkanant Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a student pursuing a degree in Physics with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2.

Award
Varies

Scopes
College of Science & Math, Physics

Deadline
02/28/2016

Physics Millennium Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in Physics who demonstrates financial need and has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

Award
Varies

Scopes
College of Science & Math, Physics

Deadline
02/28/2016

James & Whitney McCurley Research Scholarship

A scholarship shall be awarded to an undergraduate medical physics student within the Physics Department. Student must possess a GPA of 3.25 or higher and be currently involved with medical physics related research or be accepted for a summer internship within the field.

Award
Varies

Scopes
College of Science & Math, Physics

Deadline
02/28/2016

James T. Shockley Scholarship

Awarded to a junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in physics, and who demonstrates a desire to pursue a career in teaching science education at the secondary school or college level. Applicants must demonstrate a financial need, enroll as a full-time student, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

Award
Varies

Scopes
College of Science & Math, Physics

Deadline
02/28/2016

Supplemental Questions

  1. Do you have a desire to pursure a career in teaching science education at the secondary or college level?
  2. If so, please describe your interest.

Louise and Dick Avakian Scholarship

Awarded to one or more students pursuing a degree offered by the Department of Physics. Students must demonstrate a financial need, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, and be enrolled as a full-time student.

Award
Varies

Scopes
College of Science & Math, Physics

Deadline
02/28/2016

 

More information of scholarship and financial aid, please visit Scholarship Office and Financial Aid pages.