Physics Scholarships

MSUM Physics & Astronomy Department offers a variety of engineering, physics, physics education and sustainability scholarships for current and incoming students. Scholarships are listed below. You can apply for university scholarships through the online scholarship application October 1-February 1.

This scholarship is designed to encourage excellence in physics. It is named for two retired Physics faculty at MSUM, Dr. Gerald Hart and Dr. Roger Sipson.

MSUM physics majors or minors who will be enrolled in the physics program.

The department will select a winner based on the strength of his or her physics coursework and on strengths in one or more of the following areas:

  • Research Activities
  • Outreach Activities
  • Service to department

Attach a copy of your current transcript or DARS (both available on eServices for MSUM students).  For new incoming students, attach a copy of your high school transcript.

Please complete the Hart-Sipson scholarship essay by following the link below.  You must complete this essay to be considered for this scholarship: https://mnstate.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9uHKOb6Z05Ohug5

This award requires that the applicant be enrolled in Senior Project and submit a proposal for how to continue their senior project research.  It is expected that the student recipient will present their research during a Spring conference (such as the MSUM Student Academic Conference or other professional organization). The awardee will also be expected to continue the research in the Spring.

Student must be enrolled in PHYS492 (Senior Project).

This scholarship will have an earlier deadline (before Thanksgiving) in order for the selected scholarship recipient to register for the Senior Project course for spring 2022.

Attach a copy of your current transcript or DARS (both available on eServices for MSUM students).

Attach senior project report

Attach proposal on extending and continuing research on your senor project.

Please complete the Walter Wesley Physics scholarship essay be following the link below.  You must complete this essay to be considered for this scholarship: https://mnstate.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_etFS2rt9YJxOPMF

The Worman Scholarship recognizes and supports outstanding work in astronomy. That work could be work on astronomical instrumentation, software, a research project or other activity related to astronomy. It is named for a retired MUSM faculty member, Dr. Walter Worman.

Open to MSUM Physics majors with or without an emphasis in Astrophysics, or students minoring in Astronomy or students conducting Astronomy research.

Please complete the Walt Worman scholarship essay by following the link below.  You must complete this essay to be considered for this scholarship: https://mnstate.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_42Zpf4D8awCkWrz

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Grant provides scholarships and internships for talented science and math undergraduates. Interns work with our partners, including Fargo and Moorhead Public School Districts and Lakes Country Service Cooperative, to assist in the delivery of summer opportunities for K-12 students in the subjects of science and math. Scholars will receive up to three years of forgivable loans and partial living expenses to pursue secondary licensure in mathematics or science (physics, chemistry, earth or life science) in the state of Minnesota. Scholars will also receive special training in best practices for teaching science and math to English language learners (ELL), have the opportunity to attend regional and national conferences, and be part of a mentoring network. Scholars agree to teach in a high needs school district upon receiving licensure, providing invaluable service to the diverse K-12 students and numerous districts in our region.