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  • Scholarships
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  • Physics Scholarships

    Hart-Sipson Endowed Scholarship
    Eligibility: MSUM physics majors and minors who have completed one year of physics study.
    Typical award amount: $500
    Purpose/Criteria: Rewards excellent academic performance in physics-related courses as evidenced by GPA. The department also evaluates students’ accomplishments in research, physics outreach activities and service to department.

    Physics Department Scholarship
    Eligibility: Open to any MSU Moorhead physics major or minor, including freshmen.
    Typical award amount: Three awards of $250 each
    Purpose/Criteria: This scholarship is awarded to encourage undergraduate research. Selection is based on student proposals.

    Walt Wesley Memorial Scholarship
    Eligibility: MSUM physics majors.
    Typical award amount: $1,000
    Purpose/criteria: The award is given based on a physics essay contest. The subject of the physics essay is new each year, and the winning essay must demonstrate excellent physics understanding and writing.

    Astronomy Scholarships

    Walt Worman Scholarship
    Eligibility: MSUM physics majors who have declared an emphasis in astronomy.
    Typical award amount: $500
    Purpose/Criteria: Rewards excellent academic performance in astronomy-related courses as evidenced by GPA. Students’ interest in astronomy is also evaluated based on a student statement.