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SPIE Scholarship Program

Scholarship Provider: SPIE - International Society for Optics & Photonics
Application Deadline: 02/15/2012
Description: Through 2011 SPIE has distributed over $3.3 million in scholarships
to 1,905 students across 86 countries.

SPIE awarded $350,000 in 2011 with individual scholarships
ranging from $2,000 to $11,000. All students studying worldwide
in an optics, photonics, imaging, or optoelectronics program
or related discipline are eligible to apply.

Note: SPIE scholarships are open to full- and part-time
students studying anywhere in the world. All scholarship
applications are judged on their own merit based on the
experience and education level of the individual student.
Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.  
High school (pre-university/secondary school) and 1st/2nd
year college undergraduate, post-secondary students
will be judged relative to other applicants with similar
educational backgrounds.

To be eligible to apply, students must:

    * Be a Member* of SPIE
    * Be enrolled in an optics, photonics, imaging, or
optoelectronics program or related discipline (e.g., physics,
electrical engineering) at an accredited school for the full
year beginning Fall 2012 (Sept 2012-July 2013)
    *Be in high school or secondary school, undergraduate
or post-secondary school, undergraduate, or graduate school
    *High school students will receive a one-time,
one-year complimentary Membership. Please contact
scholarships@spie.org and request a Pre-College
Membership Application Form.

SPIE is incorporated in the state of California, USA, and
abides by U.S. laws that may restrict cash awards to residents
of some countries. To qualify for an award, students and
institutions must be eligible to receive funds under U.S. federal guidelines.

Application is available at:  

https://www.scholarselect.com/scholarships/
2048-2012-spie-scholarship-in-optics-and-photonics
Scholarship Amount: 1,000 to 11,000
Scholarship Website: http://spie.org/x7236.xml
School Type Requirement: Four Year College
Awards Given: 101+
Length of Award: Renewable
Other Comments: All Students (Full- and Part-time)

     *Go to the online scholarship application form at:

      https://www.scholarselect.com/scholarships/
      2048-2012-spie-scholarship-in-optics-and-photonics

     *Must have your Member ID to complete the online submission
     *Must be enrolled in an optics, photonics, imaging,
optoelectronics program or related discipline (e.g., physics
or electrical engineering) at an accredited school for the
school year beginning in the Fall 2012 (Sept 2012-July 2013)
     *You must have two letters of recommendation (relatives
cannot write letters). An automatic message will be sent to
your recommenders providing them with a link to your
application where they can enter recommendations.  
     *Attach Annual Scholarship Report (this should be
available in November on the SPIE website) to online
application form if reapplying. Scholarship application
form must show new activities from which the previous
award was received
     *A complete online application (including recommendation
letters and other supporting documents)  must be submitted
by 11:59 pm (Pacific Standard Time) on February 15.  
Incomplete applications will not be submitted for consideration.
     *All students will be notified of the results of their
application in May/June.

High School, Pre-University, Secondary School Students

     *Will receive a one-year complimentary Student Membership
     *Submit a Pre-College Membership Application Form which
you can obtain at:

http://spie.org/Documents/Membership/MembershipApplications
/Pre_College_Student_Application.pdf

     *Must be planning to enroll in an optics, photonics,
imaging, optoelectronics program or related discipline
(e.g., physics or electrical engineering) at an accredited
school for the school year beginning in the Fall 2012
(Sept 2012-July 2013)

Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Mrs. Pascale Barnett
PO Box 10
Bellingham, WA 98227
Email: Pascale Barnett <pascale@SPIE.org>