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Seattle University Scholarships for their Physics Students

Scholarship Provider: Seattle University
Application Deadline: Varies Depending On Scholarship; Generally Feb - May 2013
Description: Seattle University offers several scholarships to its students.  They are as follows:

1.  Bannan Scholarship

The Thomas J. Bannan Scholarship Program for Seattle University Science and Engineering students awards scholarships to both current and new transfer students, who have junior or senior standing in the fall of the award year. A Bannan scholarship is a merit award of $5,000 per year and is in addition to any other financial aid received.

For juniors, this is a two-year award subject to academic performance demonstrated by maintaining a GPA of 3.0 and active participation in the Bannan Scholar Enrichment Program. This program includes service, scholarly, and social activities, as well as opportunities to compete for one of several Bannan Scholar summer research stipends. Students cannot receive funding from Sperry Goodman and Bannan Scholarships simultaneously.

Bannan Application Deadlines for 2013-2014 Scholarships:

Continuing Students - February 25, 2013

Transfer Students - Priority will be given to applications received by May 6, 2013

2.  Sperry Goodman Scholarship

The Sperry Goodman Endowed Scholarship was established with a one million dollar gift from the estate of Sperry Goodman in 1999. The scholarship is for College of Science and Engineering incoming freshmen majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering,  Physics or Computer Science. Preference is given to students with financial need.

Sperry Goodman earned his master's degree in electrical engineering from Seattle University in 1969. Following graduation, Goodman worked for the Boeing Company, where he made significant and groundbreaking contributions in electrical engineering.

This $5,000 scholarship is renewable for a second year provided recipients maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA in one of the above majors.

The application deadline is March 18, 2013. To apply, please send an email to

3.  The third scholarship available is the Boscovich Physics Scholars Program.  

These scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to select Freshmen, Sophomores, and new transfer students.

*Provide up to $10,000 per year, depending on need
*Renewable for 4 years for Freshmen, 3 years for Sophomores and
  transfer students
*Additional year available for some double-majors

Boscovich Scholars:

*Are declared physics majors in good standing
*Are selected based on both merit and need
*Demonstrate commitment to a career in STEM (science, technology,
  engineering, or mathematics)

For More Information regarding the Boscovich Physics Scholars Program:

Contact Boscovich Scholarship Coordinator Dr. Paul W. Fontana
phone:  206-296-5934
Scholarship Amount: $5000-$10,000
Scholarship Website:
School Type Requirement: Four Year College
Applicant Class Requirement: Freshman or Jr. or Sr. or depend on scholarship or Freshman or Jr. or Sr. or depend on scholarship
Minority Status Requirement: None Noted on Wesite
Awards Given: 4
Length of Award: More Than One Year
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Other Comments: These scholarships are for Seattle University students.  

Bannan Scholarship:

Awards are for Juniors & Seniors and are two year awards.  Number of awards vary, but for the Bannan scholarship there are up to 15 awards available for Science and Engineering and Physics usually receives two of these.

Sperry Goodman Scholarship:

Awards are given to incoming freshman.  Award is for one year but may be renewed if cum is maintained at a 3.0.   Number of awards varies, but generally for the Sperry Goodman Scholarship there may be up to two scholarships awarded to incoming freshman in Physics.

For more information on the Bannan & Sperry Goodman Scholarships, please see:

For more information on the Boscovich Physics Scholars Program please visit:

The website makes no mention as to whether U.S. Citizenship is required.

Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Teresa Beery Admin Asst. or Dr. Michael Quinn, Dean
College of Science & Engineering
Seattle University 901 12th Ave., PO Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122
Secondary Contact: Dr. Paul W. Fontana, Associate Professor (For the Boscovich Physics Scholars Program)
College of Science & Engineering
Seattle University 901 12th Ave., PO Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-296-5934
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