Award Amount

A one-year credit of about $1,000 applied to tuition and fees.

Recipients are eligible for renewal annually, subject to the criteria of this award

Criteria

  • be an incoming freshman or transfer student
  • have a combined Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) verbal, math, and a written score of 1,500 or above

How to Apply

University applications must be completed by March 1 to be considered.

Prospective students who specify physics as a major or an area of study on their Ball State application forms—and who meet the SAT score requirements—are automatically considered for this award.

Award Amount

A one-year credit of $500 applied to tuition and fees.

Criteria

Incoming freshmen, transfer, and current Ball State undergraduate students are eligible for this award.

Applicants must also satisfy at least one of the following criteria:

  • rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class (for incoming freshmen only)
  • have a combined SAT verbal, math, and written score of 1,500 or above
  • have demonstrated outstanding achievement in high school and/or undergraduate science and/or mathematics

How to Apply

You must submit all applications and supporting materials by the first Friday of March to be considered for scholarships for the fall semester. Only students currently enrolled in Ball State—or in process of applying—are eligible for this scholarship.

To apply, submit:

  • a completed online scholarship application
  • a double-spaced, typewritten autobiography (two or three pages in length) explaining your goals and aspirations in physics or physics teaching and your financial need
  • a current transcript of high school (for incoming freshman) or college (for transfer or undergraduate Ball State students) grades

Additionally, you should ask at least two school officials (teachers or administrators) to submit confidential letters of recommendation on your behalf.

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Award Amount

A one-year credit of $500 applied to tuition and fees.

Criteria

This scholarship is not based on financial need. Incoming freshmen, transfer, and current Ball State undergraduate students are eligible for this award.

Applicants must also satisfy at least one of the following criteria:

  • rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class (for incoming freshmen only)
  • have a combined SAT verbal, math, and written score of 1,500 or above
  • have demonstrated outstanding achievement in high school and/or undergraduate science and/or mathematics

How to Apply

You must submit all applications and supporting materials by the first Friday of March to be considered for scholarships for the fall semester. Only students currently enrolled in Ball State—or in process of applying—are eligible for this scholarship.

To apply, submit:

  • a completed online scholarship application
  • a double-spaced, typewritten autobiography (two or three pages in length) explaining your goals and aspirations in physics or physics teaching and your financial need
  • a current transcript of high school (for incoming freshman) or college (for transfer or undergraduate Ball State students) grades

Additionally, you should ask at least two school officials (teachers or administrators) to submit confidential letters of recommendation on your behalf.

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Award Amount

A one-year credit of $500 applied to tuition and fees.

Criteria

This award is for incoming freshmen only. Applicants must also satisfy at least one of the following criteria:

  • Rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class (for incoming freshmen only)
  • Have a combined SAT verbal, math, and written score of 1,500 or above
  • Have demonstrated outstanding achievement in high school and/or undergraduate science and/or mathematics

How to Apply

You must submit all applications and supporting materials by the first Friday of March to be considered for scholarships for the fall semester. Only students currently enrolled in Ball State—or in process of applying—are eligible for this scholarship.

To apply, submit:

  • A completed Department of Physics and Astronomy Scholarship Application Form
  • A double-spaced, typewritten autobiography (two or three pages in length) explaining your goals and aspirations in physics or physics teaching and your financial need
  • A current transcript of high school (for incoming freshman) or college (for transfer or undergraduate Ball State students) grades

Additionally, you should ask at least two school officials (teachers or administrators) to submit confidential letters of recommendation on your behalf.

Apply Now

Award Amount

A one-year credit of $500 applied to tuition and fees.

Criteria

This scholarship is not based on financial need. Incoming freshmen, transfer, and current Ball State undergraduate students are eligible for this award.

Applicants must also satisfy at least one of the following criteria:

  • rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class (for incoming freshmen only)
  • have a combined SAT verbal, math, and written score of 1,500 or above
  • have demonstrated outstanding achievement in high school and/or undergraduate science and/or mathematics

How to Apply

You must submit all applications and supporting materials by the first Friday of March to be considered for scholarships for the fall semester. Only students currently enrolled in Ball State—or in process of applying—are eligible for this scholarship.

To apply, submit:

  • a completed online scholarship application
  • a double-spaced, typewritten autobiography (two or three pages in length) explaining your goals and aspirations in physics or physics teaching and your financial need
  • a current transcript of high school (for incoming freshman) or college (for transfer or undergraduate Ball State students) grades

Additionally, you should ask at least two school officials (teachers or administrators) to submit confidential letters of recommendation on your behalf.

Apply Now

Award Amount

A one-year credit of $1,000 applied to tuition and fees.

Criteria

This award is for a sophomore, junior, or senior student who has declared their major to be Physics Teaching, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must also satisfy at least one of the following criteria:

  • rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class (for incoming freshmen only)
  • have a combined SAT verbal, math, and written score of 1,500 or above
  • have demonstrated outstanding achievement in high school and/or undergraduate science and/or mathematics

How to Apply

You must submit all applications and supporting materials by the first Friday of March to be considered for scholarships for the fall semester. Only students currently enrolled in Ball State—or in process of applying—are eligible for this scholarship.

To apply, submit:

  • a completed online scholarship application
  • a double-spaced, typewritten autobiography (two or three pages in length) explaining your goals and aspirations in physics or physics teaching and your financial need
  • a current transcript of high school (for incoming freshman) or college (for transfer or undergraduate Ball State students) grades

Additionally, you should ask at least two school officials (teachers or administrators) to submit confidential letters of recommendation on your behalf.

Apply Now

Award Amount

A one-year credit of $1,000 applied to tuition and fees.

Criteria

This award is for an incoming freshman who has declared their major to be Physics Teaching, with an academic index of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must also satisfy at least one of the following criteria:

  • rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class (for incoming freshmen only)
  • have a combined SAT verbal, math, and written score of 1,500 or above
  • have demonstrated outstanding achievement in high school and/or undergraduate science and/or mathematics

How to Apply

You must submit all applications and supporting materials by the first Friday of March to be considered for scholarships for the fall semester. Only students currently enrolled in Ball State—or in process of applying—are eligible for this scholarship.

To apply, submit:

  • a completed online scholarship application
  • a double-spaced, typewritten autobiography (two or three pages in length) explaining your goals and aspirations in physics or physics teaching and your financial need
  • a current transcript of high school (for incoming freshman) or college (for transfer or undergraduate Ball State students) grades

Additionally, you should ask at least two school officials (teachers or administrators) to submit confidential letters of recommendation on your behalf.

Apply Now

Award Amount

Two awards consisting of a one-year credit of $1,000 applied to tuition and fees.

Recipients are eligible for renewal annually, subject to the criteria of this award

Criteria

The scholarships are for Ball State University students that declare a major in physics or astronomy, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and have a demonstrated financial need.

How to Apply

You must submit all applications and supporting materials by the first Friday of March to be considered for scholarships for the fall semester. Only students currently enrolled in Ball State—or in process of applying—are eligible for this scholarship.

To apply, submit:

  • a completed online scholarship application
  • a double-spaced, typewritten autobiography (two or three pages in length) explaining your goals and aspirations in physics or physics teaching and your financial need
  • a current transcript of high school (for incoming freshman) or college (for transfer or undergraduate Ball State students) grades

Additionally, you should ask at least two school officials (teachers or administrators) to submit confidential letters of recommendation on your behalf.

Apply Now

Selection

Applicants will be considered for all awards for which they are qualified.

Final selection will be made on the basis of:

  • financial need
  • character
  • creativity
  • potential for academic excellence

The selection committee is composed of three faculty members of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, the department chairperson, and a representative of the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

All correspondence and inquiries should be addressed to:

Scholarship Committee
C/O Dr. Joel Bryan
Chairperson
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306-0505

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