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Physics and Astronomy Undergraduate Scholarships

Office of Scholarship Services

For more information please contact the physics department office at (509) 335-1698, or check out the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships website, or email questions to physics@wsu.edu.

Department of Physics Transfer Student Scholarships

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Students transferring to WSU at a sophomore standing or higher are eligible for this award, with the winner expected to declare himself or herself a certified physics major during the first two semesters at WSU. This competitive award is variable and paid out in two equal portions during the academic year. Winners are selected on the basis of their college or community college grade point average and one or two letters of recommendations from college instructors. Contact the Physics and Astronomy office at 509-335-1698 for more information.

Paul A Anderson Award for Excellence

Academic excellence and/or exceptional research are the criteria to receive the Paul Anderson Award. A cash award is presented to senior undergraduate physics majors for exceptional academics, research and service.

Paul A Bender Scholarship

A scholarship will be awarded in two separate equal portions during the academic year to undergraduate physics majors for exceptional academics, research and service.

Miles and Muriel Dresser Scholarship

A scholarship will be awarded in two separate equal portions during the academic year to undergraduate physics majors for exceptional academics or research.

Edward E Donaldson Scholar

The Donaldson Scholar is awarded to support undergraduate summer research. A call for applications will go out each spring.

J Thomas Dickinson Research Award

The Dickinson Research Award is awarded to support undergraduate summer research. A call for applications will go out each spring.

Department of Physics Textbook Scholarship

A $100.00 scholarship is awarded to certified physics majors who earn a GPA of B+ (3.30) or better and are enrolled for 12 credits or more during a fall or spring semester, and in the subsequent semester (fall or spring semesters only). They must still be working on their degree work. A various number of these awards are made each semester.