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Daniel S. Stevens, the Earl A. Lafon, and the Paul A. Westhaus Physics Scholarships

Scholarship Provider: Oklahoma State University
Application Deadline: 03/31/2013
Description: The initial awards for the Stevens and Lafon Physics Scholarship will be made annually to outstanding incoming freshmen majoring in Physics; both scholarships award $1,500 per year and are renewable for up to four years provided a high academic standing in the Physics program at OSU is maintained. Recipients are expected to maintain an overall GPA at OSU of 3.0. In addition, recipients are expected to maintain full-time student status at OSU with Physics as the primary major. The Westhaus Physics Scholarship awards $500 per year for four years. The Physics Scholarship recipients will also be eligible for additional awards through the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, such as the Oklahoma State Regents Scholarships, University Presidential Scholarships, and Tuition Waivers. As with all Physics majors, the recipients will have the opportunity to participate in the Freshman Research Scholars program. Students participating in this program will be guided by a Physics faculty mentor while working on a research project, and receive an additional stipend.
Scholarship Amount: $500-$1,500 per year
Scholarship Website:
School Type Requirement: Four Year College
Applicant Class Requirement: Entering First Year Undergraduate
Awards Given: 5-10
Length of Award: Renewable
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Other Comments: Since there is more than one scholarship available, please refer to the website for more details and to download the scholarships information sheet and application form.  In general:

Applications for Stevens, Lafon, and Westhaus scholarships should include:

A completed application form (pdf)

An up-to-date transcript of high school grades

ACT/SAT scores

Two letters of reference from high school mathematics and science teachers, counselors, and/or administrators (These should be mailed by each referee.)

An essay by the applicant focusing on his/her interests and plans, and including hobbies and extra curricular activities

A list of awards and/or achievements

Other evidence of interest and aptitude for the study of Physics

Finalists for the Physics Scholarships will be chosen on the basis of their academic achievements and potential for pursuing an undergraduate degree in Physics. For full consideration applications should be received by March 31. The Physics Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the Physics Awards Banquet in April.

Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: John W. Mintmire
The Physics Scholarship Committee c/o Professor John W. Mintmire Department of Physics
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078-3072
Phone: 405-744-5796
Fax: 405-744-6811
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