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Physics Academic Achievement Scholarship Recipients| | Grilly Summer Reserach Scholarship | Tom and Bunny Clark Scholarship | The Ohio State University Presidential Scholarship | National Merit Scholarship | NSF Graduate Fellowship | Rhodes Fellowship | Ohio Board of Regents Graduate Fellowship | Goldwater Scholarship | Undergraduate Research Scholarship | Senior Alumni Awards | Smith Senior Awards | Smith Junior Awards | Smith Sophomore Awards | Helen Cowan Book Awards


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]
    Past recipients

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]
    Past recipients

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.

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

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

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]
    Past recipients

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/

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]
    Past recipients

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 Schaefer [awarded AU 2007]
    Jessica Hanzlik [awarded AU 2007]
    David Albani [awarded SP 2007]
    Rachel Mauk [awarded SP 2007]
    Past recipients

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

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.

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.

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]
    Past recipients

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]
    Past recipients




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