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Scholarships and Research Grants

The Department of Physics, Geology, and Astronomy offers merit-based monetary support for successful majors in its programs.

The following awards are considered by application only.

Lebron B. Carver Memorial Scholarship

Up to $1,000 is available to geology majors from the Lebron B. Carver Memorial Scholarship to help offset the expense of field camp or summer research activities.

Application Deadline:  March 1

Award Notification:  late March

Physics Scholarship

Up to $400 per semester for freshman and sophomore students and up to $500 per semester for junior and senior students may be awarded to physics majors and minors whose application is selected by the physics faculty.

Application Deadlines:  October 1 for spring semester

                                          March 1 for fall semester

Award Notifications:  late October for spring semester

                                      late March for fall semester

Physics Summer Research Grants

Students who wish to do summer physics research should provide a written request signed by the supervising professor. The request will specify:

  • What research will be done
  • What the research entails
  • What is to be achieved at the end of the research
  • When the research will be achieved
  • What funding will be required
  • How the result will of the research will be disseminated

The supervising professor’s signature will indicate the submission of the project.

The approval of the project will be indicated by the signature of the department head.

Application Deadline:  March 1

Award Notification:  late March

The following scholarships are awarded to students as determined by faculty members.

Jane and Lawrence Akers Scholarship:  up to $1,000 per academic year

Lebron B. Carver Memorial Scholarship:  awarded to worthy students majoring in Geology at UTC

Harry Deuberry Physics Scholarship:  up to $700 per academic year awarded to a rising junior or senior physics student

Hoover-Nofsinger Scholarship:  awarded to deserving students in the UTC Geology Program

Harriet and Karel Hujer Award:  variable amounts awarded to physics majors interested in astronomy, physics, and mathematics

Clarence Jones Prize Scholarship:  up to $700 per academic year

Harold Marlowe Scholarship Award:  up to $700 per academic year awarded to a successful physics major whose nomination is supported by the department head

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