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Physics Academic Achievement Scholarship: The Physics Academic Achievement Scholarship provides a four (4) year, in-state tuition scholarship to incoming freshmen Physics and Engineering Physics students. The selection process is competitive. Applications are evaluated by a committee of OSU physics faculty members. This scholarship is possible due to the generosity of: Michael Valentino and Family, Alva and Clara Smith, Jack C and Charlotte D.Smith, Robert Smith and family, and Hazel Brown. Details about the scholarship and the application process for 2008 can be found at: http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/undergrad/scholarships.php

    Zachary Hartman - Valentino Scholar [2010 - present]
    Andrew McCray - Valentino Scholar [2009 - present]
    Jesse Parsons - Valentino Scholar [2008-present]
    Jake Connors - Valentino Scholar [2007 - present]
    Amy Javorek - Robert B. Smith Scholar [2006 - 2010]
    Julia Janzcak - Hazel Brown Scholar [2005 - 2009]
    Dylan Erwin - Valentino Scholar [2004]
    Michael Chmutov [2003-2007]
    Michael Starr [2002-2006]
    Thomas Weisgarber [2001-2005]
    Thomas Scaife [2000-2004]

Department of Physics Summer Research Scholarship: The Department of Physics Summer Research Scholarship provides funds to support undergraduate physics and engineering physics majors pursuing research opportunities with OSU physics faculty. These scholarships are awarded through a competitive application process held in the spring. This scholarship is possible due to the generosity of Jack C. and Charlotte D. Smith, Alpheus W. and AdahB. Smith, Alva W. Smith, and Dr. Edward R. Grilly.

    Michael Bettencourt, working with Dr. Furnstahl [Summer 2010]
    Thomas Byvank, working with Dr. Soory [Summer 2010]
    Jake Connors, working with Dr. Winer [Summer 2010]
    Joseph Garrett, working with Dr. Trivedi [Summer 2010]
    Louis Isabella, working with Dr. Brillson [Summer 2010]
    Elizabeth Kennedy, working with Dr. Kass [Summer 2010]
    Andrew McCray, working with Dr. Lemberger [Summer 2010]
    Jessica Roeder, working with Dr. Lafyatis [Summer 2010]
    Sonduong Phan, working with Dr. Kagan [Summer 2010]
    Shayne Reichard, working with Dr. Gan [Summer 2010]
    Stephanie Winkler, working with Dr. Kass [Summer 2010]

    Michael Eades, working with Dr. Lafyatis [Summer 2009]
    Dan Giglio, working with Dr. Soory [Summer 2009]
    Josh Rackers, working with Dr. Kagan [Summer 2009]
    Ben Reinke, working with Dr. Van Woerkom [Summer 2009]
    Tom Riley, working with Dr. Heinz [Summer 2009]
    Jessica Roeder, working with Dr. Lafyatis [Summer 2009]
    Song Wang, working with Dr. Lemberger [Summer 2009]

    Tom Henighan, working with Dr. Sooryakumar [Summer 2008]
    Jason Lawhead, working with Dr. Gupta [Summer 2008]
    Caitlin Malone, working with Dr. Kass [Summer 2008]
    Scott Moreland, working with Dr. Heinz [Summer 2008]
    Adam Reed, working with Dr. Hammel [Summer 2008]
    Omar Tabbaa, working with Dr. Hughes and Dr. Winer [Summer 2008]
    Joshua Emerick, working with Dr. Johnston-Halperin [Summer 2008]

    Michael Titus, working with Dr. Soory [Summer 2007]
    Douglas Schaefer, working with Dr. Winer [Summer 2007]
    John Ciraldo, working with Dr. Johnston-Halperin [Summer 2007]
    Lindsey Perry, working with Dr. Hughes [Summer 2007]

Tom and Bunny Clark Scholarship: The Tom and Bunny Clark Scholarship promotes and recognizes high standards and achievement in scholarship among female undergraduate physics and engineering physics majors. Students are selected for this award by a committee of physics faculty and staff.

    Ronni Nimps [2010]
    Amy Javorek [2009]
    Laura Nelson [2009]
    Liana Bonanno [2008]
    Caitlin Malone [2008]
    Megan Comins [2007]
    Lindsey Perry [2007]
    Emily White [2006]

The Ohio State University Presidential Scholarship:Established in 1991, the Presidential Scholarship awards full in-state tuition, room and board, book allowance and miscellaneous expenses via a competitive application basis.Details can be found at http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/HOSA/presidential.aspx

    Nathan Ross [2005 - present]
    Lori Ashford [2007 - present]

National Merit Scholarship: The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. Details about these scholarships can be found at http://www.nationalmerit.org/nmsp.php

    Jamie Grant [2006 - present]
    Julia Janczak [2005 - present]

NSF Graduate Fellowship: The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides students with three years of funding for research-focused master's and PhD degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields. Students graduating from physics or engineering physics programs apply for this fellowship to facilitate graduate school education. Program information and specific application instructions can be found at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201

    Thomas Henighan (Honorable Mention) [2010]
    Michael Roe (Honorable Mention) [2010]
    Kevin Yugulus (Honorable Mention) [2010]
    Caitlin Malone [2009]
    Douglas Schaefer [2009]
    Christine Zgrabik [2009]
    Jessica Hanzlik [2008]
    Garret Elliott (Honorable Mention) [2008]
    Gregory Kestin (Honorable Mention) [2008]
    Jamie Cryan (Honorable Mention) [2007]
    Thomas Weisgarber (Honorable Mention) [2005]
    Jason Randel [2004]
    Karoline Gilbert [2002]
    Matthew Buioni [2001]
    Ilya Finkler [2001]
    Ryan Barrett [2000]
    Matthew Dorsten [2000]
    Jim Baumgardener [1999]
    David Fiske (Honorable Mention) [1999]
    Eric Katz (Honorable Mention) [1999]
    Jeff Fox [1999]

Rhodes Fellowship:The Rhodes Fellowship is a nationally competitive fellowship awarded to outstanding scholars from throughout the United States. The fellowship provides the opportunity for graduate study at Oxford University. This prestigious award is granted annually to 32 scholars from throughout the United States and only 80 scholars worldwide. Details about this fellowship can be found at: http://www.rhodesscholar.org/

    Jessica Hanzlik [2008]

Fulbright Fellowship:The Fulbright Scholarship Program is one of the most prestigious award programs worldwide, operating in over 155 countries. This scholarship provides funds for students to pursue graduate study, or advanced research, at abroad universities.

    Thomas Henighan [2010]

Ohio Board of Regents Graduate Fellowship:The Ohio Board of Regents Fellowship provides financial assistance to students enrolling in a master's or Ph.D. program at a Ohio college or university. Details about this fellowship can be found at: http://regents.ohio.gov/sgs/fellowship/

Goldwater Scholarship: National scholarship established by Barry Goldwater to help promote excellence in science and math. Provides funds to juniors and sophomores who intend to pursue careers in the natural sciences, math or engineering. Details about this scholarship can be found at: http://www.act.org/goldwater/

    Jake Connors [2010]
    Tyler Merz [2010]
    Thomas Henighan (Honorable Mention) [2009]
    Doug Schaefer [2008]
    Christine Zgrabik [2008]
    Greg Kestin [2007]
    Michael Chmutov [2006]
    Dominick Olivito [2005]
    Thomas Weisgarber [2004]
    Jason Randel [2003]
    Michael Tychonievich [2002]
    Karoline Gilber [2001]
    Mark Buioni [2000]
    matthew Dorsten [1999]
    Ilya Finkler [1999]

Undergraduate Research Scholarship:Candidates for graduation with distinction are eligible to apply for the Colleges of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Scholarships. Details about this scholarship and application materials DUE April 18, 2008 can be found at http://aschonors.osu.edu/files/SpringResearchApplication08.pdf

    Adam Reed [awarded AU 2008]
    Doug Schaeffer [awarded AU 2007]
    Jessica Hanzlik [awarded AU 2007]
    David Albani [awarded SP 2007]
    Rachel Mauk [awarded SP 2007]

Senior Alumni Award This award, established in 1988, recognizes an outstanding graduating senior Physics / Engineering Physics major. Students are nominated by members of the faculty for this award

    Thomas Henighan [2010]
    Douglas Schaefer [2009]
    Garrett Elliott [2008]
    Greg Kestin [2008]
    James Cryan [2007]
    Austen Rau [2006]
    Thomas Weisgarber [2005]
    Jason Randel [2004]
    Benjamin Auer [2003]
    Brett Underwood [2003]
    Karoline Gilbert [2002]
    Matthew Buioni [2001]
    Ilya Finker [2001]
    Ryan Barrett [2000]
    Matthew Dorsten [2000]
    Jim Baumgardener [1999]

Smith Senior Awards:This award recognizes high achievement among senior level undergraduate physics and engineering physics majors. Students are nominated by members of the faculty for this award The award is made possible through the generous donations of Dr. DeMartini, Mr. Robert B. Smith, Alva and Clara Smith, Jack C. and Charlotte Smith.

    Michael Roe [2010]
    Eric Suchyta [2010]
    Song Wang [2010]

    Liana Bonanno [2009]
    Geoffrey Martin [2009]
    Nathaniel Ross [2009]
    Raman Talwar [2009]

    Christopher Williams [2008]

    Megan Kalb[2007]
    Joseph Wayman[2007]

    Dominick Olivito [2006]
    Zachary Yoscovits [2006]

    Ryanne Kennedy [2005]
    Christopher Porter [2005]
    Ethan Triplett [2005]

    Kaden Hazzard [2004]
    Jesse Martin [2004]
    Eric McLoney [2004]
    Eric McLoney [2004]
    Ian Schambach [2004]
    David Truesdale [2004]
    Charlie Wickersam [2004]
    Justin Weber [2004]

    Chris Carey [2003]
    Ryan Gero [2003]
    Eric McLoney [2003]
    Mark Pitts [2003]
    Bill Ruane [2003]

    Jeffrey Atwell [2002]
    Robert Coridan [2002]
    Amy Stutz [2002]

    Amy Asmus [2001]
    Daniel Cairnes [2001]
    William Lutmer [2001]

    Matt Buoni [2000]
    Ilya Finkler [2000]
    Josh Holt [2000]
    Nate Nelson

Smith Junior Awards: This award recognizes high achievement among junior level undergraduate physics and engineering physics majors. Students are nominated by members of the faculty for this award. The award is made possible through the generous donations of Dr. DeMartini, Mr. Robert B. Smith, Alva and Clara Smith, Jack C. and Charlotte Smith.

    Jake Connors [2010]
    Shirley Li [2010]
    Tyler Merz [2010]

    Thomas Henighan [2009]
    Michael Roe [2009]
    Song Wang [2009]

    Jacob Eiting [2008]
    Nathaniel Ross [2008]
    Raman Talwar [2008]

    Jessica Hanzlik [2007]
    John Mergo [2007]
    Christine Zgrabik [2007]

    James Cryan [2006]
    Garrett Elliott [2006]
    Greg Kestin [2006]

    James Cryan [2005]
    Dominick Olivito [2005]
    Austen Rau [2005]
    Ben Wilson [2005]
    Justin Wiser [2005]
    Zach Yoscovits [2005]

    Tom Weisgarber [2004]
    Ryanne Kennedy [2004]
    Ethan Tripplet [2004]
    Kyle Merzroth [2004]

    Kaden Hazzard [2003]
    Jason Randel [2003]
    Justin Weber [2003]
    Charles Wickersham [2003]

    Benjamin Auer [2002]
    Mark Pitts [2002]
    William Ruane [2002]
    Michael Tychonievich [2002]
    Bret Underwood [2002]

    Jeffrey Atwell [2001]
    Robert Coridan [2001]
    Karoline Gilbert [2001]
    Amy Strutz [2001]

    Amy Asmus [2000]
    Barry Berg [2000]
    Daniel Cairns [2000]
    Edwin Gener [2000]
    William Lutmer [2000]

Smith Sophomore Awards: This award recognizes high achievement among sophomore level undergraduate physics and engineering physics majors. Students are nominated by members of the faculty for this award. The award is made possible through the generous donations of Dr. DeMartini, Mr. Robert B. Smith, Alva and Clara Smith, Jack C. and Charlotte Smith.

    Thomas Byvank [2010]
    Edward McCary [2010]
    Elizabeth Otto [2010]
    Jesse Parsons [2010]
    Daniel Wright [2010]

    Jake Connors [2009]
    Daniel Giglio [2009]
    Li-Wei Hung [2009]
    Tyler Merz [2009]
    Ronni Nimps [2009]
    Anthony Vergis [2009]

    Jesse Buxton [2008]
    Thomas Henighan [2008]
    Randal Morgan [2008]
    Michael Roe [2008]
    Eric Suchyta [2008]
    Song Wang [2008]

    Lianna Bonanno [2007]
    Randal Morgan [2007]
    Nathaniel Ross [2007]
    Doublas Schaefer [2007]
    Corey Staten [2007]

    Jessica Hanslik [2006]
    Megan Kalb [2006]
    John Mergo [2006]
    Steve Swihart [2006]
    Christine Zgrabik [2006]

    Tom Colvin [2005]
    Johanna Craig [2005]
    Garrett Elliott [2005]
    Glenn Ireland [2005]
    Greg Kestin [2005]
    William Kindel [2005]
    Jeremy Voltz [2005]
    Joseph Waymann [2005]

    Austen Rau [2004]
    Dominick Olivito [2004]
    James Cryan [2004]
    Ben Wilson [2004]
    Zach Yoscovits [2004]
    J.D. Wear [2004]

    Ryanne Kennedy [2003]
    Ethan Triplett [2003]
    Tom Weisgarber [2003]
    Paul West [2003]

    Benjamin Auer [2001]
    Ryan Benroth [2001]
    Eric McLoney [2001]
    William Ruane [2001]
    Michael Tychonievich [2001]
    Bret Underwood [2001]

    Wendy Ake [2000]
    Jeff Atwell [2000]
    Robert Coridan [2000]
    Jeff Gathergood [2000]
    Karoline Gilbert [2000]
    John Harrison [2000]
    Amy Stutz [2000]

Helen Cowan Book Awards: This award recognizes high achievement among freshmen level students who have completed the introductory physics sequence. Students are nominated by members of the faculty for this award.

    John Grego [2010]
    Nicholas Kosar [2010]
    Andrew McCray [2010]
    Ryan McPherson [2010]
    Garrett Neer [2010]
    Michael Newburger [2010]
    James Rowland [2010]
    Luke Sobota [2010]
    Samuel Stuard [2010]

    Joel Burget [2009]
    Clark Butler [2009]
    Tom Byvank [2009]
    Theodore Dokos [2009]
    Tyler Hess [2009]
    Edward McCary [2009]
    Daniel McGregor [2009]
    Elizabeth Otto [2009]
    Jesse Parsons [2009]
    Joseph Plattenburg [2009]
    Michael Tang [2009]
    Daniel Wright [2009]

    Joel Bailey [2008]
    Jake Connors [2008]
    William Corey [2008]
    Joseph Garrett [2008]
    Daniel Giglio [2008]
    Li-Wei Hung [2008]
    Jason Lawhead [2008]
    Tyler Merz [2008]
    Drew Meyer [2008]
    Anthony Vergis [2008]

    Jesse Buxton [2007]
    Derek Clark [2007]
    Thomas Henighan [2007]
    John Moreland [2007]
    Michael Roe [2007]
    Rashad Simon [2007]
    Zachary Sjostrom [2007]
    Eric Suchyta [2007]
    Michael Titus [2007]
    Kevin Yugulis [2007]

    Liana Bonnanno [2006]
    Adam Dipert [2006]
    Jacob Eiting [2006]
    Joshua Lotz [2006]
    Michael Mella [2006]
    Randal Morgan [2006]
    Nathaniel Ross [2006]
    Douglas Schaefer [2006]
    Corey Staten [2006]

    Brian Dainton [2005]
    Helen Debbeler [2005]
    Daniel Debelius [2005]
    Adam Dunkelberger [2005]
    Jessica Hanslik [2005]
    Megan Kalb [2005]
    Tom Lapille [2005]
    John Mergo [2005]
    Steve Swihart [2005]
    Christine Zgrabik [2005]

    William Kindel [2004]
    Joseph Wayman [2004]
    Jason Meyer [2004]
    Gregory Kestin [2004]
    Murl Donley [2004]
    Ariel Coehn [2004]
    Beth Balog [2004]

    Brian Baker [2003]
    Michael Gribble [2003]
    Andrew Kebe [2003]
    Brett Kinkopf [2003]
    Brandon Mintern [2003]
    Diminick Olivito [2003]
    Mark Spain [2003]
    Justin Wiser [2003]

    Charles Baginski [2002]
    Scott Batdorf [2002]
    William Belisle [2002]
    Brandon Childers [2002]
    Tim Crowley [2002]
    Tianman Huang [2002]
    Andrew Jeanblank [2002]
    Lee Mazurek [2002]
    Eugene Talagrand [2002]
    Tom Weisbarger [2002]
    Craig Wiggenhorn [2002]

    Scott Arms [2001]
    Stephan Barr [2001]
    Chris Hammond [2001]
    Kaden Hazzard [2001]
    Margaret Hershberger [2001]
    Scott Poling [2001]
    Jason Randel [2001]
    Alaina Schmidt [2001]
    David Wannemacher [2001]
    Charles Wickersham [2001]

    Benjamin Auer [2000]
    Daniel Cowan [2000]
    Jennier Drum [2000]
    Matthew Keener [2000]
    Thomas Kerwin [2000]
    Matthew Lambert [2000]
    Jessica Little [2000]
    Mark Pitts [2000]
    Justine Sensel [2000]
    Nathan Triplett [2000]
    Michael Tychonievich [2000]
    Bret Underwood [2000]




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