Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences Undergraduate Scholarships

The Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences offers six scholarship awards of $1,500 each to undergraduate students who have a major in the department and are in good academic standing. The specific criteria for each scholarship award varies, but may include academic achievement, research, teaching and outreach activities, overcoming significant obstacles in your university career, and financial need. While you do not have to address all of these considerations, you are encouraged to describe in your personal statement any of which you feel are important. To apply for any of the scholarship awards, please upload your supporting documents by the posted deadline.

APS Undergraduate Scholarships:

  • Ben C. Parmenter Memorial Scholarship: supports undergraduate APS majors.
  • Beth Livesay Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship: supports entry-level APS majors; special consideration is given to students from rural areas.
  • Perspectives Endowment: supports a broad range of undergraduate activities in APS.
  • Scherpenseel Undergraduate Award: supports undergraduate APS majors; special consideration is given to students with a disability as determined by the Disability Services Office.
  • Susan E. Wesley Undergraduate Scholarship: supports undergraduate APS majors.
  • Theodore Snow Undergraduate Scholarship: recognizes the academic performance in coursework and research of undergraduate APS majors.

$2,000 - $2,500
Schools, Colleges, Departments
College of Arts & Sciences
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please upload a one-page resume (example posted on the APS web page). This should include your GPA and the name and contact information of a person who knows you well and is willing to be contacted by the scholarship committee. You do not need to submit a letter of recommendation.
  2. Please upload a personal statement of no more than 500 words that describes your qualifications for an APS undergraduate scholarship.