Scholarships for Physics Majors

Before aspiring physicists can begin to tackle the mysteries of the universe, they need to figure out how to pay for college. The good news: There are many scholarships available for physics majors. Some of the these scholarships are funded by government organizations, such as the United States Department of Homeland Security and the United States Department of Energy, while others are awarded by individual universities, such as James Madison University and Ohio State University. In order to be eligible, students typically need to meet a minimum GPA requirement and submit academic transcripts. Submission of an essay and letters of recommendation also may be required. In some cases, financial need or minority status may be a factor. If you’re interested in learning more about scholarships for physics majors, continue reading below.

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View Details Weigel, Frank Memorial Academic Scholarship Wisconsin Dells Educational Foundation
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  • 1,200
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Botany|Forestry|Veterinary Medicine|Biology|Chemistry|Physics|Agri-Business|Vocational Agriculture|Earth Science|
  • School (College): Attend a |Two-year|Four-year|College|
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Established in memory of Frank Weigel, a former Wisconsin Dells teacher who taught agriculture and physics for the Wisconsin Dells School District 41 years of his 45-year teaching career, the scholarship is given to students who intend to pursue their college education in either vocational agriculture, agri-business, teaching vocational agriculture, or in other related areas such as earth science, forestry, veterinary medicine, physics, chemistry, biology or botany.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details SAE International Scholarships Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 1,000 - 5,500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Technology|Mathematics|Computer Science|Biology|Chemistry|Physics|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College|
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The scholarship was established by the generosity of individuals, corporations and universities to provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate engineering students.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Physics|Materials Science|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College junior|College senior|
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This scholarship was started in November 2006 by the ANS Accelerator Applications Division. Designed to support college junior and senior students pursuing degrees in Physics, Engineering, or Materials Science. Consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need, are members of an underrepresented class (female/minority) and have a record of service to ANS.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Graduate Scholarship Award Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Inc. Computer Society
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  • 500
  • 4 awards
  • Jan-31-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Nuclear and Plasma Sciences|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
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This scholarship acknowledges contributions to the fields of Nuclear and Plasma Sciences. This is open to any graduate student in the fields of nuclear and plasma sciences.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details AWG Maria Crawford Field Camp Scholarship Association for Women Geoscientists
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  • 750
  • 2 awards
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Geoscience|Geophysics|Geochemistry|Meteorology|Physical Oceanography|Planetary Geology|Geology|Earth Science|
  • School (College): |Accredited College|Accredited University|
  • Career: Pursue a career in |Hydrology|
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The AWG Maria Crawford Field Camp Scholarship is awarded to young women pursue geoscience careers. Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited college or university
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Semtech Corporation Scholarship Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 1,250 - 5,000
  • 2 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Mathematics|Business|Chemistry|Physics|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Four-year|Community College|
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The scholarship is given to graduating seniors from high schools in Ventura County who will pursue a degree in Physics, Engineering, Chemistry, Math or Business and must enroll as full-time candidates for an undergraduate degree at an accredited community college or 4-year college or university in the United States. Applicants must be a resident of Ventura County. Also, preference in the selection process will be given to female students and/or students who have been in foster care in Ventura County.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Harold and Dorothy Marshall Scholarship Phelps County Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Feb-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Mathematics|Natural Science|Biology|Chemistry|Physics|Astronomy|Earth Science|
  • School (K-12): |Phelps High School, Phelps, KY|Dawson High School, Dawson, TX|Buffalo High School, Buffalo, TX|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|College|
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Scholarship is open to graduates of any High School in Phelps, Dawson or Buffalo County in Nebraska who are interested in the field of math or a natural science degree.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Ferguson Family Scholarship Community Foundation of North Central Washington
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  • 2,500
  • 2 awards
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Mechanical Engineering|Electrical Engineering|Physics|Software Engineering|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Chelan, WA|Douglas, WA|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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Ferguson Family Scholarship is given to graduating students of a Chelan orDouglas county high school. The scholarship provides $10,000 funds for each awardee that is paid over four years. The awardees must major in Engineering or Physics.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 650 - 1,950
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Biology|Chemistry|Physics|Geology/earth sciences|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|Canada|
  • School (College): Attend a college in |United Kingdom|
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Research Internships in Science and Engineering is a summer internship program for undergraduate students who are currently enrolled at a university/college in the United States, Canada or the UK as a full-time student. Applicants must be majoring in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences or engineering. This internship provides opportunities for students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of two to three months.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details LGS Innovations-Lt. General Ronald Iverson ROTC Scholarship Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
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  • 2,000 - 3,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |Mathematics|Computer Science|Electrical Engineering|Physics|Robotics Technology|Information Sciences|Information Technology|Computer Engineering|Operations Research|Statistics|Biometrics|Computer Programming|Computer Systems|Cybersecurity|Electronics Engineering|Geospatial Science|Information Resource Management|Intelligence|Network Engineering|Network Security|Robotics Engineering|Strategic Intelligence|Telecommunications Engineering|Computer Forensics|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Four-year|College|
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The LGS Innovations-Lt. General Ronald Iverson ROTC Scholarship is awarded to sophomores or juniors college student. Applicants must be endorsed and submitted by the ROTC Professors of Military Science, Naval Science or Aerospace Studies
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 8,000
  • 1 award
  • Feb-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Chemical Engineering|Mechanical Engineering|Computer Science|Electrical Engineering|Biology|Chemistry|Physics|Computer Engineering|Materials Science|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Ethnic Minority|
  • School (College): |U.S Institution|
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This internship was established by the American Physical Society and IBM to benefit underrepresented minority students with sophomore or junior standing at a U.S. college or university. This was designed to encourage underrepresented minority students to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering. Students must be studying in the field of chemistry, physics, materials science or engineering, computer science or engineering, chemical, electrical, mechanical engineering, or biology.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Science Matters Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Biology|Chemistry|Physics|Geology|
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited College or University|
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This scholarship was established to benefit graduates or graduating seniors from a Ventura County high school who are planning to enroll or are enrolled at an accredited 4-year college or university. Applicants must be pursuing a career in teaching at the elementary or high school level or be majoring in chemistry, physics, biology, or geology to become a science teacher.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Undergraduate STEM Scholarships Ohio Space Grant Consortium (OSGC)
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  • 3,500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Chemical Engineering|Welding Engineering|Civil Engineering|Manufacturing Engineering|Industrial Engineering|Mechanical Engineering|Geography|Mathematics|Computer Science|Electrical Engineering|Aeronautical Engineering|Biology|Chemistry|Physics|Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering|Computer Engineering|Materials Science and Engineering|Biomedical Engineering|Geology|Astronomy|Control Engineering|Engineering Mechanics|Radiological Engineering|Systems Engineering|Petroleum Engineering|
  • School (College): Attend |Kent State University (OH)|University of Akron (OH)|Miami University (OH)|Ohio State University (OH)|Case Western Reserve University (OH)|University of Cincinnati (OH)|University of Dayton (OH)|Cedarville University (OH)|Central State University (OH)|Cleveland State University (OH)|Marietta College (OH)|Ohio Northern University (OH)|Ohio University (OH)|University of Toledo (OH)|Wilberforce University (OH)|Wright State University (OH)|Youngstown University (OH)|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College junior|College senior|
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The scholarship was established to award junior or senior undergraduate students whose pursuing in a STEM-related discipline at a member university. The award is worth $3,500 which is $2,500 from NASA and $1,000 from the university. Applicants must present their research at the Annual Student Research Symposium at the Ohio Aerospace Institute.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Beekuis Scholarship Delaware Community Foundation
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  • 3,000
  • 2 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Music|Mathematics|Science|Biology|Chemistry|Physics|
  • Residence: Live in |New Castle, DE|
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The Beekuis Scholarship is awarded to a student residing in New Castle County, Delaware. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in chemistry, physics, biology, other science, mathematics, or music
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • November 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Mathematics|Computer Science|Physics|Computer Information Systems|Science Education|Information Systems|Technology Management|Computer Engineering|Systems Engineering|Electrical|Aerospace|Computer Engineering Technology|Computer Network Systems|Information Systems Security|Electronics Engineering Technology|Math Education|
  • Military: |Afghanistan and/or Iraq War U.S Military Veteran|Afghanistan and/or Iraq War U.S Reservist|Afghanistan and/or Iraq War National Guard Personnel|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited U.S College or University|U.S Affiliated Distance-Learning Program|U.S Affiliated Online Programs|
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This scholarship was established to benefit active-duty and honorably discharged U.S. military veterans of the Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) or Iraqi Freedom operations. These individuals must be pursuing an eligible major at accredited two or four-year institutions in the United States. Distance-learning or online programs affiliated with a major U.S. institution are eligible.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Ohio Space Grant Consortium Ohio Space Grant Consortium (OSGC)
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  • 16,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Chemical Engineering|Welding Engineering|Civil Engineering|Manufacturing Engineering|Industrial Engineering|Mechanical Engineering|Geography|Mathematics|Computer Science|Electrical Engineering|Aeronautical Engineering|Biology|Chemistry|Physics|Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering|Nuclear Engineering|Computer Engineering|Materials Science and Engineering|Biomedical Engineering|Geology|Astronomy|Control Engineering|Engineering Mechanics|Radiological Engineering|Systems Engineering|Petroleum Engineering|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Master's-level study|
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The Ohio Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) provides financial support to students pursuing a graduate degree in a STEM-related discipline. Students must propose and initiate a research project with the guidance of a faculty mentor that will be presented at the Annual Student Research Symposium, held every April at the Ohio Aerospace Institute in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Merit-based scholarships Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • November 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |Mathematics|Computer Science|Electrical Engineering|Physics|Robotics Technology|Information Sciences|Information Technology|Computer Engineering|Statistics|Biometrics|Computer Programming|Computer Systems|Cybersecurity|Electronics Engineering|Geospatial Science|Information Resource Management|Intelligence|Network Engineering|Network Security|Operations|Research|Robotics Engineering|Strategic Intelligence|Telecommunications Engineering|Computer Forensics|
  • Military: |Active Duty Armed Forces|U.S. Armed Forces Veteran|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
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The Merit-based scholarship is awarded to active duty military servicemen or honorably discharged U.S. military veterans. Applicants must be sophomores or juniors at the time of application with minimum 3.0 GPA
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Community College Scholarships Ohio Space Grant Consortium (OSGC)
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • October 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Manufacturing Engineering Technology|Engineering Technology|Manufacturing Technology|Industrial Technology|Geography|Mathematics|Computer Science|Biology|Chemistry|Physics|Aviation Technology|Geology/earth sciences|Nuclear Medicine|Information Technology|Computer Engineering|Mechanical Engineering Technology|Construction Engineering Technology|Dietetic Technology|Electrical Engineering Technology|Environmental Health and Safety Technology|Health Information Management|Integrated Systems Engineering Technology|Industrial Engineering Technology|Electronics Engineering Technology|
  • School (College): Attend |Columbus State Community College, OH|Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (OH)|Cuyahoga Community College (OH)|Lakeland Community College (OH)|Lorain Community College (OH)|Owens Community College (OH)|Sinclair Community College (OH)|Terra Community College (OH)|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
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Community College Scholarships is an annual scholarship that provides a $1,000 fund to students who are in their sophomore. The applicants must be pursuing a STEM-related course. The awardee must be studying at any of the member community colleges.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Ralph W. Shrader Diversity Scholarship Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
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  • 3,000
  • 1 award
  • November 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Major: Study |Mathematics|Computer Science|Electrical Engineering|Physics|Robotics Technology|Information Sciences|Information Technology|Computer Engineering|Statistics|Biometrics|Computer Programming|Computer Systems|Cybersecurity|Electronics Engineering|Geospatial Science|Information Resource Management|Intelligence|Network Engineering|Network Security|Operations|Research|Robotics Engineering|Strategic Intelligence|Telecommunications Engineering|Computer Forensics|
  • Military: |Military Veterans|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
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Ralph W. Shrader Diversity Scholarship is a $3,000 fund given to women and minority student at the graduate level. The scholarship aims to support students pursuing a STEM major that is related to the mission of AFCEA.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 17,000
  • 50 awards
  • Jan-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Business Administration|Nursing|Mathematics|Business|Agriculture|Health Sciences|Computer Science|Performing Arts|Biology|Chemistry|Physics|Psychology|Visual Arts|Arts and Sciences|Marine Biology|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (College): Attend |University of Florida (FL)|Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FL)|University of Central Florida (FL)|Florida Atlantic University (FL)|Florida Institute of Technology (FL)|University of Miami (FL)|Florida International University (FL)|University of South Florida (FL)|Florida State University (FL)|
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The fellowship is designed to address the under-representation of African American and Hispanic faculty at colleges and universities in the state of Florida by increasing the pool of citizens qualified with Ph.D. degrees to teach at the college and university levels. Applicant must intend to pursue Ph.D. degrees in one of the disciplines in the Arts and Sciences, Mathematics, Business or Engineering.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
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