The Department of Physics and Astronomy awards a number of different scholarships each year. All of these scholarships are intended for physics and astronomy majors with an excellent academic record and who have financial need.
The College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences also awards a number of scholarships. When you apply for a department scholarship, you will automatically be considered for a college scholarship as well.
All of these scholarships provide full or half tuition. If you receive a scholarship for full tuition from any other source, you are not eligible for any of the department or college scholarships. If you receive a scholarship for half tuition from any other source, you are only eligible for a half tuition scholarship from the department or college. We are not concerned about scholarships you have received in past semesters. We are only concerned about scholarships you will receive during the coming fall and winter semesters. For example, we sometimes award scholarships to students whose eight-semester university scholarship is used up, but who need to stay on for an extra semester or two to finish.
We give first priority to students who have finished the introductory physics sequence (121-222) and who have at least started taking 300 and 400 level physics courses.
BYU requires that students who receive scholarships be full-time students (14 credit hours during fall and winter semesters). We can ask for exceptions under certain circumstances.
We will accept applications beginning January 1 for the following academic year. Applications are due March 15. Please send applications by email to Harold Stokes at email@example.com. There is no application form. Just include the required information in the email message. You should receive a reply by email within a week confirming that your appliciation was received. You will hear near the end of June whether or not you have been awarded a scholarship.
In your application, please explain your financial need and any other special circumstances. This is important. These scholarships are for students with financial need. You must convince us that tuition payments are a financial hardship for you.
In addition, please include the following information in your application: