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.  Selected by committee; no application
Physics Department Outstanding Senior Award ($100) Graduating Senior who has demonstrated excellence in physics Nominated by faculty; No application. April 10, 2015
Lincoln Laureate Award Outstanding Senior with at least 3.5 GPA and demonstrated leadership in extra-curricular activities September 15, 2014
NIU Scholarship Search  Varied Varied

 

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 February 10, 2015. Click for application
Physics Department Outstanding M.S. Student Award ($100) Graduating M.S. student who has demonstrated excellence in physics Nominated by faculty; No application. April 10, 2015
Jeffrey Lunsford Fellowship Underrepresented graduate student working toward M.S. degree February 10, 2015. Click for application
Thesis Competition Award (from Graduate School, $500) MS degree up to one year after graduation Octover 6, 2014. Nominated by faculty

 

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 February 10, 2015. 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 Nominated by faculty; No application. April 10, 2015
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 Nominated by faculty; No application
Carter G. Woodson Scholars Program Underrepresented graduate student working toward PhD degree February 10, 2015. Click for application
Dissertation Competition Award (from Graduate School, $750) Ph.D. degree up to one year after graduation October 6, 2014. 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 13, 2015
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards Acknowledges outstanding graduate teaching assistants. One M.S. and one Ph.D. student Nomination by the department March 6, 2015.
Physics Department Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award ($100) Acknowledges outstanding graduate teaching assistant in the Physics Department Nominated by faculty. No application. April 10, 2015

 

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. Click here for application.
DoD SMART Scholarships US citizen, GPA 3.0 or higher, willing to work for Deparment of Defense.  Click here for application.
AAPT Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Teachers U.S. citizens attending U.S. schools. Undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in physics teacher preparation curricula, and high school seniors entiring such programs. Click here for detail and application


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