Scholarships for Physics Students

The following scholarships are awarded to entering Freshmen.

Presidential Scholarships
Each year, two scholarships are funded by the Department to provide full in-state tuition for entering Freshmen. To be eligible, a student must apply to JMU by January 1 and clearly indicate Physics as their intended major. The selection is based on the results of a scholarship exam administered during February combined with the student's high school record. Final selection of two recipients each year is made by a faculty committee.

See the list of recipients of the Presidential Scholarship.

 

Madison Achievement Scholarship
This endowed scholarship is awarded annually to an entering Freshman based on their performance on the scholarship exam given in February and their high school record. The selected student will receive $1,000/semester for both the Freshman and Sophomore years. To be eligible, the student must apply to JMU by January 1 and clearly indicate that Physics is their intended major. A faculty committee selects one recipient each year.

See the list of recipients of the Madison Achievement Scholarship.

 

J. Robert Gordon Scholarship
This endowed scholarship was established with generous gifts from Walter Curt of SEI, Inc. (JMU '85) and Raymond Serway (Department Head '80 - '86) in honor of long time faculty and Department head ('78 - '80, '95-'01) Dr. Robert Gordon who retired in 2001. The selected student will receive approximately $1,500/semester for the Freshman year. To be eligible, the student must apply to JMU by January 1 and clearly indicate that Physics is their intended major. The selection is based on the results of a scholarship exam administered during February combined with the student's high school record. A faculty committee selects one recipient each year.

See the list of recipients of the J. Robert Gordon Scholarship.

 

The following scholarships are available to returning students.

Walter and Martha Curt Physics Scholarships
(formerly known as the Shenandoah Electronics Intelligence, Inc. Scholarships)
This is a group of scholarships funded directly by Walter Curt (JMU '85). These scholarships are normally granted to the recipients of the Presidential Scholarships, providing additional support after the Freshman year. The amounts awarded are $1,500/semester for the sophomore year, $1000/semester for the junior year, and $1000/semester for the senior year. to be eligible a student must be making satisfactory progress toward the completion of a major in Physics. A faculty committee evaluates the student's progress.

See the list of recipients of the Shenandoah Electronics Intelligence Scholarship.

 

Dr. Raymond A. and Elizabeth A. Serway Scholarship
This endowed scholarship was established with the generous support Raymond Serway (Department Head '80 - '86) in conjunction with the Saunders College Publishing Company. A scholarship of up to $1,000 is awarded to a sophomore or junior physics major to be used toward educational expenses in the following academic year. The award is based on the student's JMU academic record. Scholarship applications must be completed by the student by March 1. A faculty committee selects one or more recipients each year.

See the list of recipients of the Dr. Raymond A. and Elizabeth A. Serway Scholarship.

 

Henry W. Leap Physics Scholarship
This endowed scholarship was established in memory of former Physics Department staff member Henry W. Leap. A scholarship of up to $1,000 is awarded to a sophomore or junior physics major to be used toward educational expenses in the following academic year. The award is based on the student's JMU academic record. Scholarship applications must be completed by the student by March 1. A faculty committee selects one or more recipients each year.

See the list of recipients of the Henry W. Leap Physics Scholarship.

 

Physics Alumni/Faculty Scholarship
This endowed scholarship was established using donations from Physics Department alumni and faculty. A scholarship of up to $1,000 is awarded to a sophomore or junior physics major to be used toward educational expenses in the following academic year. The award is based on the student's JMU academic record. Scholarship applications must be completed by the student by March 1. A faculty committee selects one or more recipients.

See the list of recipients of the Physics Alumni/Faculty Scholarship.

 

 

 

  Last Revised: March, 2007   Publisher: Physics     For Information Contact: physics@jmu.edu