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Scholarships and Fellowships

Physics Departmental Scholarships


Application


In order to qualify for a Physics Departmental Scholarship you must

  1. Apply for admission to the University of Dallas.
  2. Schedule an interview with the faculty of the Physics Department during your campus visit.
  3. Complete the Physics Scholarship Exam. Click here to download the exam.
  4. Request a letter of recommendation from your physics teacher.

Requirements

If you receive a Physics Scholarship, you are not required to major in physics. However, you must take four courses in Physics before your junior year. Those courses are

You must also maintain a B average or better in all your coursework.

Awards

Recipients of a Physics Scholarship may receive up to $3,000 per year for four years. The scholarship may be combined with other scholarships at the University of Dallas.

Exam

The Scholarship Exam consists of 10 conceptual multiple choice items and five physical description questions. You may take the exam only once. When you are ready to take the exam, download it, open it with Adobe Reader, then follow instructions. To download click here. Best wishes!

National Science Foundation Fellowships and Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships


For information on graduate fellowships offered by the National Science Foundation for senior physics majors, click here.

For information on Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships for sophomore and junior physics majors, click here.

SMART Scholarships and National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships

 

Scholarships are available from the Department of Defense for science students beginning in the freshman year and extending through graduate school.  These science, mathematics, and research for transformation (SMART) scholarships are quite nice, especially if you would like experience working for the Department of Defense.  To find out more, click here.

Each year the Department of Defense awards approximately 200 fellowships for graduate study in areas considered important for national need.  These awards are for up to three years and are quite competitive.  To find out more about NDSEG Fellowships, click here.

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