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Physics Scholarships

Inertia. Absolute zero. Critical mass. Scalar quantity. If these terms appear frequently in your homework and exams – and the answers you give garner A’s from your teachers – you could have a promising career in physics ahead of you. But before you consider changing your name to Albert or Isaac, ask yourself this: Do you have the funds to pay for the schooling that will get you there?

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Physics scholarships (and scholarships in the related fields of math, computer science, engineering and technology) are readily available to majors displaying drive, ingenuity and academic success. Good thing, since most careers in this field require graduate degrees and lots of research. Fellowships and internships are both excellent ways for students to gain valuable experience in their desired concentrations and earn stipends at the same time.

As for additional financial aid, there’s plenty out there. Harvard’s Department of Physics guarantees full financial support for all graduate students if they “remain in good standing and complete assigned duties in a satisfactory manner” and American University, Washington State and Ohio State all offer university-based physics scholarships. There are external funding options, too, like the ones awarded by the National Society of Black Physicists and the Art of Problem Solving. See below for some of the physics scholarships in the database but for more, complete a free scholarship search.

The SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program

  • Amount $184,000
  • Deadline December 1, 2023

The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program, funded by the Department of Defense (DoD), is a combined educational and workforce development opportunity for STEM students. The SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program enhances the DoD civilian workforce with innovative scientists, engineers and researchers across the United States. SMART creates a ... Read more

EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program

  • Amount $45,000
  • Deadline January 31, 2024

The EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship provides funds for two years of undergraduate study majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) discipline related to NOAA's programs and mission. The program is targeted toward students who have completed their sophomore year and are attending minority-serving institutions (MSIs). You must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national who is ... Read more

APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women

  • Amount $8,000
  • Deadline January 31, 2024

The American Physical Society and IBM co-sponsor two undergraduate research internship programs: the APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women, and the APS/IBM Research Internships for Underrepresented Minority Students. The goal of these internships is to encourage women and underrepresented minorities to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering. Any student who identifies as ... Read more

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Amount $19,000
  • Deadline January 31, 2024

The Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid internship at an NOAA facility during the summer. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time second-year student in a four-year academic ... Read more

James M. & Erma T. Freemont Scholarship Program

  • Amount $2,500
  • Deadline February 4, 2024

The Freemont Foundation focuses on assisting students in their pursuit of excellence across diverse fields such as STEM and financial literacy. Each year, they grant scholarships to deserving students attending higher education institutions, having already awarded 80 "Freemont Scholars" in the first ten years. Additionally, they have partnered with Ramsey Education to introduce financial literacy ... Read more

WHOI Summer Student Fellowship Program

  • Amount $8,160
  • Deadline February 5, 2024

Summer Student Fellowships at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are awarded to undergraduate students who have completed their junior or senior year at colleges or universities and are studying in any of the fields of science or engineering including but not limited to the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, geophysics, mathematics, meteorology, physics, oceanography, and ... Read more

PG&E NuEnergy Scholarship

  • Amount $5,000
  • Deadline February 23, 2024

PG&E and its employee groups offer a wide range of scholarships to help the next generation of Californians succeed and innovate in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), as well as other disciplines. The PG&E Employee Resource Group (ERG) and Engineering Network Group (ENG) scholarships are supported by PG&E and through the fundraising and contributions of the following employee ... Read more

Elms College STEM Scholarships

  • Amount $40,000
  • Deadline March 1, 2024

Elms College is a modern part of a living tradition established over 300 years ago by the Sisters of St. Joseph — a bold group of devout, progressive changemakers. We are dedicated to providing a rigorous education animated by a community where all are welcome. Elms is a private college that strives to be accessible to all. We believe education is not an end in itself, but a path to discovering ... Read more

SEG Scholarships

  • Amount $10,000
  • Deadline March 1, 2024

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the SEG offers a range of different scholarship opportunities to students all over the globe. SEG Scholarships are based on merit. To qualify, you must be a student who: is a high school senior planning to attend college next year or an undergraduate or graduate college student; has above average grades; and is intending to pursue a college curriculum ... Read more

The Rubber Division, ACS Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Amount $5,000
  • Deadline March 1, 2024

Rubber Division, ACS offers two Undergraduate Scholarships to students entering their junior or senior year for the fall-spring academic year. In addition, the former Connecticut Rubber Group offers a Russell Mazzeo Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship. Applicants for these scholarships may have a major area study in chemistry, physics, chemical or mechanical engineering, polymer science or any ... Read more

Ripon College Knop Science Scholars Program

  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline March 1, 2024

The Knop Science Scholarship is a prestigious four-year, full tuition scholarship based on tuition figures for the year to which the award money will be applied. The Ripon College Knop Science Scholars Board convenes each year at the beginning of the second semester. The mission of the board is to identify high-achieving students who show the potential to contribute greatly to the science and ... Read more

Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund

  • Amount $20,000
  • Deadline March 4, 2024

Our mission is to strengthen the Asian and Pacific Islander community in the Bay Area by increasing philanthropy and supporting the organizations that serve our most vulnerable community members. We envision a thriving Asian and Pacific Islander community with presence and impact. To apply for a scholarship administered by the Asian Pacific Fund, please review the complete eligibility criteria ... Read more

Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program

  • Amount $5,000
  • Deadline March 14, 2024

The Fontana Transport Inc Scholars Program is for first generation high school seniors who are underrepresented, need financial assistance and are passionate about furthering their education as a means to help out their family, community and themselves. We want to be able to find, sponsor, and guide leaders who are determined to succeed by all means possible regardless of their struggles, lack of ... Read more

Catching The Dream Program

  • Amount $5,000
  • Deadline March 15, 2024

Throughout the United States, Native American communities suffer from a lack of qualified professionals—teachers, engineers, doctors, communication specialists, business managers, social workers and technicians. Well-paying jobs exist in Indian communities, but few Indians are prepared to fill them. Hospitals, dental clinics, schools, engineering and agricultural projects remain understaffed and ... Read more

ACF Barnes W. Rose, Jr. and Eva Rose Nichol Scholarship Program

  • Amount $800
  • Deadline April 6, 2024

The Barnes W. Rose, Jr. and Eva Rose Nickol Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 in honor of Albuquerque High alum and 1957 West Point grad Barnes W. Rose and his aunt, longtime New Mexico resident, Eva Rose Nickol. This award is for an Albuquerque High School senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in one of the STEM majors - Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics. To be eligible, ... Read more

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship

  • Amount $2,000
  • Deadline April 15, 2024

The mission of the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is to acknowledge, support, and empower exceptional graduating high school seniors of King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties by providing financial assistance for an education at their college of choice within Washington state. Over 1,000 of the most promising high school graduates from King, Pierce and Snohomish counties have attended college ... Read more

Jesse L. Jackson-Fellows Toyota Scholarship

  • Amount $25,000
  • Deadline May 1, 2024

The PUSH Excel Scholarship Program was created to assist young people who are qualified but lack the financial resources to attend college. The goal of the program is to develop servant leadership potential in the scholarship students and encourage a spirit of social justice and social change. Applicants should apply for the scholarship that best fits their particular situation. You may apply for ... Read more

M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship

  • Amount $45,000
  • Deadline June 1, 2024

The M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship is offered to female students to enable women to return to physics research careers after having had to interrupt those careers. The fellowship consists of a one-year award of up to $45,000. Allowed expenses include dependent care (limited to 50% of the award), salary, travel, equipment, and tuition and fees. Overhead charges by the institution are not allowed. ... Read more

Zonta Milwaukee Scholarships

  • Amount $1,000
  • Deadline June 1, 2024

Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. With more than 30,000 members belonging to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 67 countries and geographic areas, Zontians all over the world volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects, as well as scholarship programs ... Read more

Out To Innovate Scholarships for LGBTQ+ STEM Students

  • Amount $5,000
  • Deadline June 10, 2024

The Out to Innovate Scholarships, established in 2011, are intended for LGBTQ+ undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) programs. The scholarships are designed to promote academic excellence and increased visibility of talented LGBTQ+ students in STEM careers. One scholarship will go to an undergraduate student, and one will ... Read more

Women in Aerospace Foundation Scholarship

  • Amount $5,000
  • Deadline June 13, 2024

The WIA Foundation is pleased to provide scholarships to women interested in a career in the aerospace field to pursue higher education degrees in engineering, math or science. Five merit-based awards ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 will be given to rising juniors and seniors in college, to be applied to the coming academic year. To be eligible for the WIA Foundation Scholarship, an applicant ... Read more

USRA Distinguished Undergraduate Awards

  • Amount $5,000
  • Deadline August 9, 2024

The USRA Distinguished Undergraduate Awards provides college scholarships to students who have shown a career interest in fields of space science, aerospace engineering, aeronautics-related sciences, or space science education. Eligible majors may include, but are not limited to, aerospace engineering, astronomy, astrobiology, computer science, earth science, electrical engineering, geophysics, ... Read more

SVC Foundation College Scholarship

  • Amount $5,000
  • Deadline October 15, 2024

The SVC Foundation is dedicated to developing future leaders in vacuum coating technology. We support the education and scientific activities of both students and those working in this field. There are three different opportunities available: College Scholarships, Industry Scholarships, and Student Travel Sponsorship. The SVC Foundation Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to students studying ... Read more

National GEM Consortium Fellowships

  • Amount $16,000
  • Deadline November 10, 2024

The mission of The National GEM Consortium is to enhance the value of the nation’s human capital by increasing the participation of underrepresented groups (African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanic Americans) at the master’s and doctoral levels in engineering and science. GEM recruits high quality underrepresented students looking to pursue Master’s and Doctoral degrees in applied ... Read more

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline Varies

The WW Teaching Fellows are ensuring that young people have the science and math literacy to participate fully as citizens in contemporary society. Fellows bring their STEM expertise to high-need classrooms across the country, receiving financial support and mentorship as they complete a specially designed master’s degree at one of the program’s partner universities. Through the WW Teaching ... Read more

Boston University’s Noyce Scholarship Program

  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline Varies

The Enacting Curriculum Through Engaging Discourse (EnaCTED) Project (2018-2023) is a collaboration of the Wheelock College of Education and Human Development and the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston University and school districts in the Boston area. This program focuses on preparing teachers to design and use high quality mathematics curriculum and discourse-based instruction to support ... Read more

Last Reviewed: November 2023