Scholarships for Physics Majors

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The Honors Scholarship in Physics

The Physics Department, together with the Honors College at Kent State University, offers the Honors Scholarship in Physics. This scholarship is awarded annually to one or two outstanding high school seniors, who agree to become physics majors at Kent State University. Scholarship recipients also become members of the prestigious Honors College. The amount of the scholarship ranges from $1500 to $4000 per year, depending on the qualifications of the recipient. The scholarship is renewable yearly for up to four years or until graduation, whichever comes first, subject to the recipient maintaining scholastic standards agreed upon jointly by the Physics Department and the Honors College.

John and Lina Moteff Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2003 to support physics students at Kent State University. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, and future promise.

The scholarship provides a tuition benefit of $1,000 per academic year. The scholarship is available for four years (eight semesters) or until graduation, whichever comes first. To remain eligible for this scholarship, the student must register for at least 12 hours each semester, and maintain good standing as a Physics major at Kent State University.

Dr. Anthony A. and Lillian E. Silvidi Endowed Scholarship in Physics

This scholarship is subject to the funds being released by the Kent State University Foundation. In order to remain eligible for this scholarship, you must enroll at Kent State University as a full-time student with declared major in Physics.

Tony Silvidi was a Professor of Physics from 1952 to 1982, and after formally retiring he continued to teach for an additional ten years. He was one of the architects of today's KSU Department of Physics, and played a key role in establishing us as a premier research intensive department. Tony lost his battle with cancer in Spring 2011, but before he passed he created this legacy gift to help young persons succeed in both the field of knowledge and the department that meant so much to him.

Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program

The Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program provides scholarship support to Ohio residents who wish to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or medicine (STEMM). The state of Ohio, recognizing that a workforce trained in these areas is essential for strengthening our economy, has created this program to provide tuition support to Ohio residents pursuing STEMM degrees.

Eligibility and Application Information

Scholarships for Broadening Participation in the Sciences

The Kent State University Scholarships for Broadening Participation in the Sciences will annually provide 21 undergraduate scholarships, averaging $5,000 each to promising science students. The scholarships will be awarded to students who are financially disadvantaged thereby enabling them to pursue a full-time program of studies that can be completed in four years. Scholarship awardees will be linked academically through a shared interest in computational and quantitative approaches to problem solving in the natural and physical sciences. A main goal of this program is to increase the diversity in the sciences. As such we highly encourage students from underrepresented groups to apply. Individuals from minority populations who are interested in pursuing careers in any of the science disciplines should consider applying. In addition, we highly encourage women interested in pursuing a career computer science or physics to apply.

Eligibility and Application Information

R. Billingslea Minority Scholarship

A scholarship of $1000 annually is available partially to support undergraduates on the Kent Campus majoring in biology, chemistry and physics, with a preference for minority students. For further information, please contact Anna Lee Heinl at 330-672-8962.

Other Student Awards:

Please also visit our web page for Student Awards.

More Information:

Further details about scholarships offered at Kent State University, and about other sources of financial support, are available one the Student Financial Aid website. See in particular the information about scholarships available to students in the College of Arts and Sciences.