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Brigham Young University (BYU) Department of Physics & Astronomy

Scholarship Provider: BYU
Application Deadline: 04/15/2009
Description: The Department of Physics and Astronomy awards a number of different scholarships each year. All of these scholarships are intended for physics and astronomy majors with an excellent academic record and who have financial need.

The College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences also awards a number of scholarships. When you apply for a department scholarship, you will automatically be considered for a college scholarship as well.
Eligibility

All of these scholarships provide full or half tuition. If you receive a scholarship for full tuition from any other source, you are not eligible for any of the department or college scholarships. If you receive a scholarship for half tuition from any other source, you are only eligible for a half tuition scholarship from the department or college. We are not concerned about scholarships you have received in past semesters. We are only concerned about scholarships you will receive during the coming fall and winter semesters. For example, we sometimes award scholarships to students whose eight-semester university scholarship is used up, but who need to stay on for an extra semester or two to finish.

First priority is given to students who have finished the introductory physics sequence (121-222) and who have at least started taking 300 and 400 level physics courses.

BYU requires that students who receive scholarships be full-time students (14 credit hours during fall and winter semesters).  We can ask for exceptions under certain circumstances.
Scholarship Amount: Full or Half Tuition
Scholarship Website: http://www.physics.byu.edu/Undergraduate/scholarships.aspx
School Type Requirement: Four Year College
Applicant Class Requirement: No Restrictions or First priority is given to students who have finished the introductory physics sequence (121-222) and who have at least started taking 300 and 400 level physics courses.
Awards Given: 11-20
Length of Award: One Time Award
Minimum GPA: Excellent academic record & financial need.
Other Comments: Applications are due April 15. Please send applications by email to Harold Stokes at  stokesh@byu.edu. You should receive a reply by email within a week confirming that your appliciation was received. You will hear near the end of June whether or not you have been awarded a scholarship.

In your application, please explain your financial need and any other special circumstances. This is important. These scholarships are for students with financial need. You must convince us that tuition payments are a financial hardship for you.

In addition, please include the following information in your application:

*Name
*Your BYU ID number (the 9-digit number on your student ID card)
*Your email address
*The street address at which you will be receiving mail in June
*The date you anticipate graduating (month and year).
*Your degree program:  physics, applied physics, physics-astronomy, or physics-  
  teaching.
*Information about any other scholarships you have been awarded for the coming
  fall or winter semesters.
*One of the department scholarships is for an acoustics student. If you have been
  involved in acoustics research, please provide this information
*One of the department scholarships is for an astronomy student. If you have been
  involved in astronomy research, please provide this information.
*One of the college scholarships is for a student who is planning to pursue graduate
  professional education in law (JD) or business (MBA). If you fit into this category,
  please provide this information

Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Harold Stokes
BYU Department of Physics and Astronomy
N283 ESC
Provo, UT 84602
Email: stokesh@byu.edu.
Phone: (801) 422-4361
Fax: (801) 422-0553