Scholarship recipients are selected in the spring with the award presented in the fall and spring semesters following registration. All scholarships are administered by the departmental scholarship committee and department chairperson, unless otherwise noted. The deadline for all applications is February 1st. All applications should be sent to: Texas Tech University, Department of Physics, Attn: Scholarship Chairperson, Box 41051, Lubbock, TX 79409-1051. TEL (806) 742-3767 and FAX (806) 742-1182.
The Bucy Undergraduate Scholarships in Physics
For undergraduate students of high ability and character majoring in physics. Several new and continuing students are considered for awards each year. Criteria for selection are academic performance in high school or college and potential for future contribution to physics. The amount varies; generally $800 to $1,100. Established by a gift from Odetta Greer and J. Fred Bucy. Administered by the Scholarship Committee and department chairperson.
J.W. Day Memorial Scholarship
For a second semester junior majoring in physics or engineering physics, who has maintained a 3.00 overall GPA and a 3.00 GPA in physics. The amount of the award is $300. Established by Mrs. J.W. Day in memory of her husband, J. W. Day. Administered by the Scholarship Committee and department chairperson.
Gangopadhyay Undergraduate Scholarship Endowment for Physics
For incoming or entering freshmen majoring in physics or engineering physics. Amount varies. Established by Dr. Shubhra Gangopadhyay. Administered by the Department of Physics Scholarship Committee.
The Gott Gold Tooth Award
Established because of Preston F. Gott's interest in astronomy. At the discretion of the Physics Department awards committee, it can be awarded as a scholarship, or in recognition of accomplished activity, either to an undergraduate or a graduate level student. It's purpose is to encourage young scholars, and to strengthen motivation for astronomy in the Physics Department. It is suggested that the recipient of this award be given a plastic plaque, machine engraved. A tiny piece of gold from an old filling, beaten thin, should be glued in to dot the 'I'. Criteria are one or more of the following: 1) successful completion of several courses in astronomy, 2) instructor for astronomy class or lab, 3) knowledge of current textbook, or 4) activity in setting up or maintaining the technical or physical aspects of the astronomy program. The amount of the award is $500. The scholarship is a gift from Professor Preston F. Gott.
Glen A. Mann Memorial Scholarship
For an entering freshman majoring in physics or engineering physics with an outstanding high school record. The amount is $500. Established by Mrs. Glen A. Mann in honor of her husband, Glen A. Mann. Administered by the Department of Physics Scholarship Committee.
C.C. Schmidt and Alma K. Schmidt Memorial Scholarship
For a new or continuing physics or engineering physic undergraduate major who has a very good high school record or who has maintained a 3.0 GPA in physics. Amount varies. Established in memory of C.C. and Alma K. Schmidt. Administered by the Department of Physics Scholarship Committee.
Kenneth Sterne Term Endowed Scholarship
For students who show an interest in astronomy or any deserving undergraduate physics majors who have maintained an overall 2.5 GPA, and who are enrolled in at least 12 hours per semester. Amount of the award is $200. Established by Mrs. Sarah F. Sterne in memory of her husband, Kenneth Sterne. Administered by the Department of Physics Scholarship Committee.
Henry C. Thomas Scholarship
For an entering freshman or continuing undergraduate major in physics or engineering physics. High academic potential for an entering student is required as evidenced by high school performance. A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA in physics is required for a continuing student. Amount is $500. Established by a gift from Dr. and Mrs. Henry C. Thomas. Administered by the Department of Physics Scholarship Committee.
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