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College of Brockport Freshman & Sophomore Physics/Math/Computer Science Scholarships

Scholarship Provider: Grant from the National Science Foundation
Application Deadline: 07/18/2011
Deadlines vary -see other comments below for details
Description: The College has received a grant of $600,000 from the National Science Foundation to provide 25 scholarships of $5,400/year for freshman and sophomore students majoring in physics, mathematics or computer science. This NSF program provides institutions with funds for student scholarships to encourage and enable the achievement of higher education degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by talented but financially disadvantaged students. The program was established in accordance with the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998.

Scholarship funds can be used for expenses normally incurred by full-time students - including tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment. These scholarships are awarded on a semester-by-semester basis. Students making satisfactory progress in their degree program during the fall semester (defined as a GPA of 2.75 both overall and in their major for the semester) will have their scholarships continued during the spring semester.

There is a similar scholarship program for juniors, seniors and graduate students, called the BPMACS program. Information about this program can be found at:
Scholarship Amount: $5400 per year
Scholarship Website:
School Type Requirement: Four Year College
Applicant Class Requirement: Freshman or Sophomore
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Awards Given: 11-20
Length of Award: Renewable
Minimum GPA: 2.75
Other Comments: Deadlines:

Application Forms For Entering Students Applying for Scholarships are available at:

Freshmen Entering Fall 2011------ Deadline: March 15, 2011
Sophomores Entering Spring 2011 Deadline: December 13, 2010
Sophomores Entering Fall 2011--- Deadline: July 18, 2011

Application Forms for Current Brockport Students Applying for Scholarships are available at:

Freshmen for Spring 2011--- Deadline: December 13, 2010
Sophomores for Spring 2011 Deadline: December 13, 2010
Sophomores for Fall 2011--- Deadline, May 20, 2011

Students currently receiving a PMACS Scholarship and who will have freshman or sophomore status at the beginning of next semester do not need to submit a full application, but must fill out a reapplication form at:

Spring 2011 Reapplication--- Deadline: December 13, 2010
Fall 2011 Reapplication------ Deadline: May 20, 2011

Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Professor Sandford Miller
State University of NY
201 Brown Building, Department of Mathematics
Brockport, NY 14420
Phone: (585) 395-5178
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