Scholarships for Physics Majors

Before aspiring physicists can begin to tackle the mysteries of the universe, they need to figure out how to pay for college. The good news: There are many scholarships available for physics majors. Some of the these scholarships are funded by government organizations, such as the United States Department of Homeland Security and the United States Department of Energy, while others are awarded by individual universities, such as James Madison University and Ohio State University. In order to be eligible, students typically need to meet a minimum GPA requirement and submit academic transcripts. Submission of an essay and letters of recommendation also may be required. In some cases, financial need or minority status may be a factor. If you’re interested in learning more about scholarships for physics majors, continue reading below.

Showing 21-40 of 60 scholarships
Ph.D. Science Fellowship The National GEM Consurtium
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  • 16,000
  • 1 award
  • November 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Mathematics|Computer Science|Chemistry|Physics|Geology/earth sciences|Biological Science|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
B&W Y-12 Scholarship East Tennessee Foundation
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  • 1,400
  • 1 award
  • February 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Environmental Science|Science|Chemistry|Physics|Pre-Engineering|Biomedical Engineering|
  • Residence: Live in |Anderson, TN|Knox, TN|Blount, TN|Campbell, TN|Claiborne, TN|Cocke, TN|Loudon, TN|Morgan, TN|Roane, TN|Sevier, TN|
  • School (College): Attend |Roane State Community College, Harriman, TN|University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN|Pellissippi State Community College, Knoxville, TN|Walters State Community College, Morristown, TN|Tennessee Technological University (TN)|Maryville College (TN)|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
Math and Science Scholarship Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 11 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Mathematics|Biology|Chemistry|Physics|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.5
Jerry Hart Memorial Scholarship Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Environmental Science|Science|Medicine|Chemistry|Physics|Astronomy|Computer Sciences/Information Systems|
  • School (K-12): |Illinois|East Aurora High School, Aurora, IL|Waldo Middle School, Aurora, IL|
  • Residence: Live in |Aurora, IL|Kendall, IL|Southern Kane, IL|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • May-1-2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Chemical Engineering|Mathematics|Computer Science|Electrical Engineering|Physics|Science Education|Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering|Information Systems|Technology Management|Math Education|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited College or University|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College sophomore|College junior|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Chemical Engineering|Business Administration|Industrial Engineering|Mechanical Engineering|Chemistry|Physics|
  • School (College): Attend a |Two-year|Four-year|Technical School|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
Professional Internship Program (PIP) ORISE Science and Engineering Education
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Mathematics|Physics|Social/behavioral sciences|Statistics|Earth/Geosciences|Life Health and Medical Sciences|Environmental and Marine Sciences|Nanotechnology|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College|18 Years or Older|Post-Baccalaureate Student|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 5,000 - 10,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Mathematics|Business|Physics|Statistics|Commerce|Financial Services|
  • School (College): |US Accredited University|Canada Accredited University|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Mechanical Engineering|Computer Science|Electrical Engineering|Physics|Computer Engineering|
  • School (College): |North Carolina State University (NC)|Colorado State University (CO)|Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)|Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN|University of IllinoisUrbana-Champaign (IL)|Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN)|University of MassachusettsAmherst (MA)|University of Arizona (AZ)|Cornell University (NY)|Columbia University (NY)|New York University (NY)|University of IllinoisChicago (IL)|Pennsylvania State University (PA)|Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)|Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (VA)|Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY)|University of Virginia (VA)|University of MarylandCollege Park|Carnegie Mellon University (PA)|University of Maryland-Baltimore County (MD)|University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)|Rutgers UniversityNew Brunswick (NJ)|New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJ)|Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ)|ABET-accredited STEM program|Brigham Young University (UT)|The College of New Jersey (NJ)|Colorado School of Mines (CO)|The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art (NY)|George Washington University (DC)|North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC)|University of ColoradoBoulder (CO)|University of Rochester (NY)|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 750
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Mathematics|Computer Science|Electrical Engineering|Physics|Computer Engineering|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|United State|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
Sunburst Foundation Community Scholarship Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-1-2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Nursing|Mathematics|Computer Science|Botany|Biology|Chemistry|Physics|Pharmacy|Pre-Veterinary Medicine|Ecology|Zoology|Geology|Astronomy|Oceanography|Pre-Dentistry|Pre-Medicine|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Martin, FL|
  • Residence: Live in |Palm Beach, FL|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 10,000 - 40,000
  • 30 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Chemical Engineering|Civil Engineering|Industrial Engineering|Mechanical Engineering|Environmental Science|Mathematics|Computer Science|Forestry|Chemistry|Physics|Environmental Studies|Software Engineering|Nuclear Engineering|Geology/earth sciences|Information Technology|Information Systems|Materials Science|Mechanical Engineering Technology|Computer Programming|Geophysics|Electrical Engineering Technology|Bioengineering|Electronic Communication Engineering|Wildlife Management|Computer Engineering Technology|Drafting Technology|Applied Mathematics|National Resources and Conservation|Nanoengineering|Applied Chemistry|Applied Physics|Comprehensive Science|Construction Technology|Surveying Technology|Telecommunications Technology|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Four-year|College|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
STEM Major Scholarships Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • April 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Mathematics|Computer Science|Electrical Engineering|Physics|Robotics Technology|Information Sciences|Information Technology|Computer Engineering|Operations Research|Statistics|Biometrics|Computer Programming|Computer Systems|Cybersecurity|Electronics Engineering|Geospatial Science|Information Resource Management|Network Engineering|Network Security|Robotics Engineering|Strategic Intelligence|Telecommunications Engineering|Computer Forensics|Intelligence and Homeland Security|
  • School (College): |University|Four-year|College|Accredited U.S. College or University|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
Endress+Hauser Launching Scholars Scholarship Johnson County Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-28-2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Engineering Technology|Biology|Chemistry|Physics|Industrial Distribution|Industrial Design|Supply Chain Management|
  • School (K-12): |Center Grove High School, Greenwood, IN|Edinburgh Community High School, Edinburgh, IN|Greenwood Community High School, Greenwood, IN|Perry Meridian High School, Indianapolis, IN|Franklin Central High School, Indianapolis, IN|Beech Grove High School, Beech Grove, IN|Indian Creek Senior High School, Trafalgar, IN|Franklin Community High School, Franklin, IN|Whiteland Community High School, Whiteland, IN|Southport High School, Indianapolis, IN|Homeschool|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Two-year|Four-year|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 1,000 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Technology|Mathematics|Science|Chemistry|Physics|Information Technology|Information Security|Computer Software Engineer|Database Administrator|
  • Residence: Live in |China| as an |European Union|
  • School (College): |United Kingdom|France|Shanghai University|Institut national des sciences appliques de Lyon|University of Leicester, England|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Technology|Mathematics|Science|Physics|
  • Residence: Live in |Hawaii|
  • School (College): |US Accredited Institution|Two-year|Four-year|Not-for-profit|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.0
AWG Minority Scholarship Association for Women Geoscientists
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • June 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Geology/earth sciences|Geoscience|Geophysics|Geochemistry|Hydrology|Meteorology|Physical Oceanography|Planetary Geology|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Chemical Engineering|Business Administration|Industrial Engineering|Mechanical Engineering|Law|Architecture|Art|Nursing|Journalism|Physical Therapy|Accounting|Foreign Language|Finance|Computer Science|Dentistry|Communications|Chemistry|Physics|Human Services|Teaching|Visual Arts|Religious Studies|Graphic Arts|Emergency Services|Medical Practice|Multi-Housing Industry|Plastics|
  • Residence: Live in |South Carolina|
  • School (College): Attend a |Two-year|Accredited Four-Year|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
Goldwater Scholarship Awards Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation
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  • 7,500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Computer Science|Chemistry|Physics|Information Sciences|Psychology|Life Sciences|Geoscience|Astronomy|Materials Research|Mathematical Sciences|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited Institution of Higher Education|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Chemical Engineering|Business Administration|Industrial Engineering|Mechanical Engineering|Law|Architecture|Art|Nursing|Journalism|Physical Therapy|Accounting|Foreign Language|Finance|Computer Science|Dentistry|Communications|Chemistry|Physics|Human Services|Teaching|Visual Arts|Religious Studies|Graphic Arts|Emergency Services|Medical Practice|Multi-Housing Industry|Plastics|
  • School (K-12): |Providence High School, Charlotte, NC|
  • Residence: Live in |Mecklenburg, NC|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
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