Scholarships and Awards

The Department of Physics and Astronomy rewards well accomplished and successful students through various awards and scholarships.


Rumble Fellowship

The Rumble fellowship is awarded once a year to to outstanding graduate students in the department. Please contact Professor Jo Wadehra for more information.


Henry Bohm and Melbourne Stewart Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship

The Professors Henry Bohm and Melbourne Stewart Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship in the Department of Physics and Astronomy was established in 2011 to commemorate the passing of esteemed colleague and friend Professor Henry Bohm.

Full time or part-time undergraduate students majoring in Physics and/or Astronomy are eligible to apply. The Bohm-Stewart Scholarship will be offered next year (2012) for the first time.


Robert L. and Sandra E. Thomas Endowed Scholarship

The Robert L. and Sandra E. Thomas Endowed Scholarship in Physics or Chinese Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is awarded once a year to a outstanding undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Physics or Chinese Studies.


Vaden W. Miles Undergraduate Award

The Vaden W. Miles Undergraduate Award is awarded once a year to outstanding undergraduate students in physics.


Daniel R. Gustafson Graduate Student Teaching Award

The Daniel R. Gustafson Graduate Student Teaching Award is given yearly to the best Graduate Teaching assistant.


American Association of Physics Teachers Award

The American Association of Physics Teachers Award is awarded yearly to outstanding physics graduate student teachers .


Undergraduate Biomedical Physics Scholarships

This scholarship is funded thanks to the generosity of Mr. Richard E. Barber.  It is  awarded to biomedical physics majors in good acdemic standing. Please contact Professor Peter Hoffman for more information.


Undergraduate Physics and Astronomy Scholarships

This scholarship is funded thanks to the generosity of Dr. William Weihofen and other physics alumni. It is awarded to physics and astronomy majors in good acdemic standing. Please contact Professor Jo Wadehrafor more information.