Scholarships and Giving

Due to the generosity of our alumni and friends, scholarships and awards are presented annually to our top physics students, based on academic achievement, service to the department, and area of academic interest. Additionally, through donations and pledges, the department is able to maintain funds to help support student travel to national conferences and for student awards. See application information.

By giving to the department, you are helping to support our students and the future of our program. Please know that your gifts are much appreciated.

Scholarships and Awards

Below is a listing of scholarships offered by the Department of Physics, the Graduate School, and a few external sources that are awarded on a consistent basis to our physics students. See additional application and award information.

Undergraduate Student Awards

  • Outstanding Senior Award
  • Dean's Award
Graduate Student Awards
  • Carter G. Woodson Scholars Program
  • Dissertation Completion Award
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award
  • Dissertation Facilitation Award
  • Distinguished Dissertation Award


Dennis Brown
Department of Physics
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 630-910-5512
Fax: 815-753-8565

ANL office:
Argonne National Laboratory
Materials Science Division
9700 S. Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL 60439
Phone: 630-910-5512
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