Hart-Sipson Endowed ScholarshipEligibility: MSUM physics majors and minors who have completed one year of physics study.Typical award amount: $500Purpose/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 ScholarshipEligibility: Open to any MSU Moorhead physics major or minor, including freshmen.Typical award amount: Three awards of $250 eachPurpose/Criteria: This scholarship is awarded to encourage undergraduate research. Selection is based on student proposals.
Walt Wesley Memorial ScholarshipEligibility: MSUM physics majors.Typical award amount: $1,000Purpose/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.
Walt Worman ScholarshipEligibility: MSUM physics majors who have declared an emphasis in astronomy.Typical award amount: $500Purpose/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.
Natasha Smith talks about her experience