Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences Undergraduate Scholarships

The Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences offers six undergraduate scholarships of $1,500 each to majors who are in good academic standing. Criteria for the different awards vary but may include academic achievement, research and teaching/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 which you feel are important. To apply for any of the scholarships, 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 for students from rural areas.
  • Perspectives Endowment: supports a broad range of undergraduate activities in APS.
  • Scherpenseel Undergraduate Award: supports undergraduate APS majors; special consideration for 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.

Award
$1,500
Scopes
College of Arts & Sciences
Deadline
02/15/2019
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.