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Scholarships For Physics

Physics Scholarships

Getting a degree in physics can be a smart career choice. There are many different opportunities, and different levels of education you can pursue, from getting your associate’s degree to a Ph.D. Here is a list of scholarships for those who are pursuing a degree in physics. 

SMART Scholarship Program

Multiple recipients, $25,000-$38,000

The Details: The SMART Scholarship Program, Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation, is there to help enhance the Department of Defense (DoD) workforce with talented, innovative, and brilliant scientists, engineers, and researchers. Students will receive full tuition, monthly stipends, health insurance, book allowances, as well as summer internships from 8-12 weeks. After they get a degree, scholars begin working in a civilian position with their sponsoring facility. They must be pursuing a technical degree in one of the 21 STEM disciplines listed on the website.

The Deadline: December 

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

Multiple recipients, $10,000

The Details: This scholarship from Lockheed Martin is for high school seniors or current freshmen or sophomores in college. They must be going to school full-time at an accredited 4-year college or university, majoring in different fields of engineering, including electrical, as well as computer science, math, physics, and information systems. Students will also need to demonstrate financial need. Those who have demonstrated leadership capabilities, those at a Lockheed Martin partner institution, and those who have a compelling personal story, or family circumstances such as being a member of a military family may have preference.

The Deadline: April 

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

AFCEA War Veterans Scholarships

Multiple recipients, $2,500

The Details: The AFCEA Educational Foundation is designed to provide academic support to US military personnel. The scholarship is merit-based and is for people who are active duty or those who have been honorably discharged, including reservists and members of the national guard. Students must also be enrolled and attending classes as an undergraduate going to school part-time or full-time. They will also need to be studying an eligible STEM major, including physics. They also must have served in overseas contingency operations from 2003 to the present. 

The Deadline: May

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

Multiple recipients, Up to 9 months ($30,000) of added benefits 

The Details: The Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship allows eligible veterans and dependents in high-demand fields to extend their Post-9/11 GI Bill or Fry Scholarship benefits. Students will need to have at least one of these: be currently enrolled in an undergraduate STEM degree program or qualifying dual-degree program, or have earned a post-secondary degree or graduate degree in an approved STEM degree field and are enrolled in a covered clinical training program for health care professionals, or have earned a post-secondary degree in an approved STEM degree field and are working toward a teaching certification. The award can be used for certain undergraduate programs, including physical science. 

The Deadline: Always Open 

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

American Association of Blacks in Energy Scholarship

Multiple recipients, $5,000 

The Details: This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors who intend to enroll next semester in an accredited college or university, pursuing a major in business, one of the physical sciences, technology, engineering, or mathematics, and be an underrepresented minority (African American, Hispanic, and Native American).

The Deadline: March  

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

Goodyear STEM Scholarship

Multiple recipients, $1,000

The Details: This scholarship is for Ohio students enrolled in an accredited college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in a Goodyear STEM discipline, which includes physics. Half of the six winners will be enrolled within the Akron Public Schools District.

The Deadline: April 

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

Mercer Family Foundation

Multiple recipients, Up to $7,500

The Details: This scholarship is for students who are enrolled full-time at one of the seven Oregon public universities: the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Portland State University, Oregon Institute of Technology, Eastern, Oregon University, Southern Oregon University, and Western Oregon University. Students will also need to be a junior or senior in college who are studying math or physics as a career path. 

The Deadline: March 

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

MIT THINK Out of the Box Scholars Program

Multiple recipients, $1,000

The Details: THINK is a science, research, and innovation program for high school students. THINK project proposals are science, technology, and engineering ideas that span many fields. Selected finalists will have weekly mentorship meetings with THINK team members for technical guidance, helpful resources, and updates on the project’s progress. They are also given up to $1,000 in funding for their project. 

The Deadline: January 

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: link

Make sure to check out our scholarship section on CollegeRecon for more major-specific scholarships or scholarships for veterans, military spouses, and gold star families.

 

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