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Society Of Physics Students Scholarships


Scholarship Value: $5,000
Awards Available: 10

The deadline to apply for SPS scholarships is March 15. If this deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, it is moved to the next business day. Be sure to give yourself enough time to complete the application process, which includes requesting two letters of recommendation that must be uploaded by the deadline, and an official copy of your transcripts that must be postmarked by the deadline.

1) SPS Leadership Scholarships

A) Several $2000-$5000 awards may be made each year

B) Awarded on the basis of academic performance and leadership in SPS

C) Applicants must have junior level standing

2) Herbert Levy Memorial Scholarship

A) One $2,000 award may be made each year

B) Awarded to undergraduate students on the basis of scholarship, SPS participation, and financial need

3) SPS Future Teacher Scholarship

A) One $2000 award may be made each year

B) Awarded to undergraduate students on the basis of scholarship, SPS participation, and a stated teaching career objective

4) Peggy Dixon Two-Year Scholarship

A) One $2000 award may be made each year

B) Awarded to undergraduate students on the basis of scholarship, SPS participation, and attendance at a two-year college

5) AWIS Kirsten R. Lorentzen Award

A) One $2,000 award will be made each year; recipient will also be invited to attend a professional physics meeting in the year following receipt of the award

B) Awarded to a female student in her sophomore or junior year of study

C) Awarded to an exceptionally well-rounded student who excels in her studies as well as outdoor activities, service, sports, music, or other non-academic pursuits or who has overcome significant obstacles

6) SPS and AAPT Mary Beth Monroe Memorial Scholarship

A) One $2,000 award may be made each year

B) Awarded to undergraduate students majoring in physics or physics education on the basis of scholarship, SPS participation, attendance at a community college, and intent to pursue a career in education

7) Aysen Tunca Memorial Scholarship

A) One $2,000 award will be made each year

B) Awarded to a female undergraduate student majoring in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field, excelling in her studies, and demonstrating significant potential.

C) Preferably for a student with a disadvantaged economic background or someone who overcame significant obstacles in her life, or someone who is the first person in her family to go to college or major in a STEM field.

9) Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI) Academic Scholarship

A) One $2,000 award may be made each year

B) Awarded to undergraduate students on the basis of scholarship and SPS participation

10) Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI) Underrepresented Student Scholarship

A) One $2,000 award may be made each year

B) Awarded to undergraduate students who are from a group that is underrepresented in science and engineering, on the basis of scholarship and SPS participation

Program Support

The awards and scholarship programs of SPS are made possible, in large part, through the generous contributions of Sigma Pi Sigma members and friends. In this way, the physics alumni, and especially Sigma Pi Sigma members, contribute to the generations of students who follow them.

SPS derives most of its support from the American Institute of Physics (AIP). SPS dues are also an important contributor. These regular, budgeted sources of revenue make possible the SPS publications and additional programs that are available to SPS members.


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