Academic Programs

Scholarships and Awards

Undergraduate Awards Eligibility Deadline/Application
Dean's Award Senior who has made outstanding contributions with at least 3.0 GPA Mid-March. (2014: TBA.) Selected by committee; no application
Physics Department Outstanding Senior Award ($100) Graduating Senior who has demonstrated excellence in physics April 4, 2014. Nominated by faculty; No application

 

M.S. Student Awards Eligibility Application/Deadline
University Fellowship Award For all M.S. students pursuing their first graduate degree  Submit application  to Physics Department by January 31, 2014. Click for application
Physics Department Outstanding M.S. Student Award ($100) Graduating M.S. student who has demonstrated excellence in physics April 4, 2014. Nominated by faculty; No application
Jeffrey Lunsford Fellowship Underrepresented graduate student working toward M.S. degree February 7, 2014. Click for application

 

PhD Student Awards Eligibility Application/Deadline
Dissertation Completion Award (from the Graduate School) Doctoral candidate approaching final year of study; 5 page research proposal required Submit application to Physics Department by January 31, 2014. Click for application
NIU Outstanding Graduate Student Award This award recognizes an individual from each degree program who is distinguished in the area of scholarship Departmental deadline: February 21, 2014. Nominated by faculty; No application
Dissertation Facilitation Award (from CLAS) PhD student in last summer of program Usually end of April; (TBA) Nominated by faculty; No application
Physics Department Outstanding PhD Student Award ($100) PhD student who has demonstrated excellence in research April 4, 2014. Nominated by faculty; No application
Carter G. Woodson Scholars Program Underrepresented graduate student working toward PhD degree February 7, 2014. Click for application
Thesis and Dissertation Competition Award PhD degree up to one year after graduation Usually mid October. Nominated by faculty.

 

M.S. and PhD Students Eligibility Application/Deadline
Alumni Association Merit Scholarship Program Currently enrolled, transfer or re-entering undergraduate, or graduate student Usually early February (TBA)
Graduate School Fellowships/Awards Varied Varied
InSET NanoScience Fellowship Only students in doctoral programs in nanoscience are eligible to apply Click for application
Leadership Awards Program Undergraduate and/or graduate students who have shown outstanding participation and leadership in student organizations February 14, 2014
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards Acknowledges outstanding graduate teaching assistants Nomination to the department by February 28, 2014. By nomination.
Physics Department Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award ($100) Acknowledges outstanding graduate teaching assistant in the Physics Department April 4, 2014. By nomination.
NIU Scholarship Search Varied Varied

 

External Scholarship Awards Eligibility Application/Deadline
APS Minority Scholarships African-American, Hispanic American, or Native American U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is majoring in physics. February 7, 2014. Click here for application.
DoD SMART Scholarships US citizen, GPA 3.0 or higher, willing to work for Deparment of Defense December 16, 2013. Click here for application.

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