|Dean's Award||Senior who has made outstanding contributions with at least 3.0 GPA||Mid-March. Selected by committee; no application|
|Intern of the Month and Intern of the Year Scholarship Awards||Career Services acknowledges outstanding NIU students who have completed a career-related work experience. Seven internship or co-op students are selected throughout the scholarship award year, January to December 2015, as Intern of the Month. At the completion of the scholarship year, three of these seven students will be selected as NIU Intern of the Year scholarship award recipients.||December 2015|
|Jerrold H. Zar||one scholarship awarded to a continuing undergraduate student, chosen from nominees in BIOS, CHEM, GEOL, and PHYS.||March 11, 2016|
|Paul and Elizabeth Kling||awarded to outstanding junior or senior in math/science education; criteria include a 3.0 minimum GPA, with preference given to demonstrated financial need.||March 11, 2016|
|Winifred and Frank Halsey award||awarded to a full-time student, preferably female with a demonstrated financial need, majoring in BIOS, CHEM, or PHYS.||March 11, 2016|
|Physics Department Outstanding Senior Award ($100)||Graduating Senior who has demonstrated excellence in physics||Nominated by faculty; No application.|
|John and Lili LaTourette Student Research Award ($750 stipend or research expenses)||Junior or senior full-time student engaged in physics research||Nominated by faculty; No application. November 16, 2016|
|Lincoln Laureate Award||Outstanding Senior with at least 3.5 GPA and demonstrated leadership in extra-curricular activities||September 14, 2016|
|NIU Scholarship Search||Varied||Varied|
|M.S. Student Awards||Eligibility||Application/Deadline|
|Thesis Competition Award (from Graduate School, $500)||MS degree awarded in Summer 2015, Fall 2015, or Spring 2016||Nominations by faculty must be received by Physics Department by September 23, 2016.|
|University Fellowship Award||For all M.S. students pursuing their first graduate degree||Physics Department deadline February 3, 2017. Top three nominations forwarded to the Graduate School on February 10, 2017.|
|Physics Department Outstanding M.S. Student Award ($100)||Graduating M.S. student who has demonstrated excellence in physics||Nominated by faculty; No application.|
|Jeffrey Lunsford Fellowship||Underrepresented graduate student working toward M.S. degree||February 10, 2017. Click for application|
|PhD Student Awards||Eligibility||Application/Deadline|
|Dissertation Competition Award (from Graduate School, $750)||PhD degree awarded in Summer 2015, Fall 2015, or Spring 2016||Nominations by faculty must be received by Physics Department by September 23, 2016.|
|Dissertation Completion Fellowship (from the Graduate School). More info here.||Doctoral candidate approaching final year of study; 5 page research proposal required||Physics Department deadline February 3, 2017. Graduate School deadline is February 10, 2017.|
|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, 2017. Click for application|
|M.S. and PhD Students||Eligibility||Application/Deadline|
|Alumni Association Merit Scholarship Program||Currently enrolled, transfer or re-entering undergraduate, or graduate student||February 1, 2016.|
|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 12, 2016|
|Outstanding Graduate Student Awards||Acknowledges outstanding NIU graduate students. One M.S. and one Ph.D. student.||Nomination by the department March 7, 2016.|
|Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards||Acknowledges outstanding NIU graduate teaching assistants. One M.S. and one Ph.D. student||Nomination by the department March 4, 2016.|
|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.||December 1, 2015. 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.||December 1, 2015. Click here for detail and application|
|Affordable Colleges Online||Varied||Varied|
Outstanding Department Senior Student
2016 Javier Diaz, Alison Peisker. 2015 Stephen Boi. 2014 Jacob Kalnins. 2013 Aaron Epps.
Outstanding Department MS Student
2016 Harsh Deshpande. 2015 (none). 2014 Mary Shenk. 2013 Hamoud Somaily.
Outstanding Department PhD Student
2016 Blake Burghgrave, Laxman Thoutam. 2015 Francois Lemery. 2014 Michael Latimer. 2013 Stephen Cole.
Outstanding Department TA
2016 Aaron Epps, Ryan Churchill-DeRose. 2015 Daniel Stange, Nilanjana Kumar. 2014 Laxman Thoutam. 2013 Preeti Vodnala.
Outstanding University PhD Thesis
2016 Francois Lemery. 2015 Stephen Cole.
Lincoln Laureate Award - Finalist
2015 Alison Peisker; 2015 Stephen Cole
Dissertation Completion Award
2015 Keith Taddei. 2013 Tim Maxwell.
Dissertation Completion Fellowship
2016 Keith Taddei. 2014 Francois Lemery. 2013 Stephen Cole.