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Undergraduate Physics at The Ohio State University

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Undergraduate Scholarship and Award Information

Department of Physics Scholarships and Awards

  • Undergraduate Student Award and Scholarship Recipients
    Each May, the Department of Physics hosts an Undergraduate Awards Ceremony where high achieving students are given awards for their hard work, or presented with scholarships for the upcoming academic year. Past awards and scholarship recipients can be found on the following page:

  • Physics Undergraduate Summer Research Program
    The Department of Physics Undergraduate Summer Research Program supports undergraduate physics and engineering physics majors pursuing research projects with an approved faculty sponsor during the summer. The program runs 10 weeks, but may extend further depending on the availibility of funds.

  • Valentino Physics Academic Achievement Scholarship

    2011 Valentino Physics Academic Achievement Scholarship: Undergraduate scholarship for students newly admitted to The Ohio State University and will major in Physics or Engineering Physics.

    College Scholarships

  • Scholarships for Engineering Undergraduates
    Students who are in the College of Engineering are eligable to apply to many of the academic based or financial need based scholarships the College offers.

    Visit the College of Engineering website to fill out an application.

  • International Research Grants for Undergraduates in Arts & Sciences
    This grant is designed to encourage students to engage in research in international venues with their faculty research mentors. Funding is available for up to $4,000.
    Please visit theArts & Sciences Honors Program website for additional information.

  • Scholarships and Grants for Arts & Sciences Undergraduates
    Arts & Sciences Physics majors can find scholarship and award opportunities on the Arts and Sciences College website.

    Honors students can find additional funding opportunities on the Arts & Sciences Honors Program website.

  • Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Scholarship

    Students must have attained senior standing and meet one of the following criteria: be a potential candidate for graduation with distinction; or present other evidence of work on a significant research project.

      Award: $500 to approximately $8,000 (applied toward university fees)
      Contact: Merijn van der Heijden, ASC Honors Director, vanderheijden.1@osu.edu, A&S Office, 207 Enarson Hall
      Website: http://aschonors.osu.edu/undergrad

    External Scholarships

  • NASA Aeronautics Scholarship The Aeronautics Scholarship program is open to undergraduate students and includes a $15,000 scholarship for each academic year for 2 years. It also includes a $10,000 summer internship at a NASA Research Center.

    Additional information, including application information, can be found on the NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program website.

  • Sigma Xi Research Funds Sigma Xi is an international, multidisciplinary research society that endeavors to encourage support of orginal work across the spectrum of science and technology.National application deadlines: March 15 and October 15 annually. Additional information can be found on the Sigma Xi website.

    Research Scholarships and Grants

  • Physics Undergraduate Summer Research Program
    The Department of Physics Undergraduate Summer Research Program supports undergraduate physics and engineering physics majors pursuing research projects with an approved faculty sponsor during the summer. The program runs 10 weeks, but may extend further depending on the availibility of funds.

  • Undergraduate Research Office at OSU
    The Undergraduate Research Office at OSU is dedicated to helping students get involved in research. A large list of research grants and scholarships available to OSU students can be found on their website:

  • NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program
    The National Science Foundation funds a research program for undergraduates which consists of a group of about 10 undergraduates from various schools who work in the research program of a host instition. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. The program includes a summer stipend and housing.
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    Jake Connors (left) and Tyler Merz (right) were each awarded a 2010 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.



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