Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of Mississippi

Awards & Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships for Physics Majors

The Arthur B. and Alma G. Lewis Scholarship

(for incoming or current Freshmen; renewable) The Lewis Scholarship provides financial assistance for the first or second academic year of undergraduate enrollment. It is renewable in subsequent years providing that reasonable progress is made toward the Bachelor of Science degree in physics; progress will be reviewed each year. The scholarship is available to incoming and current freshmen who have officially declared their intention with the University’s Admissions Office or College of Liberal Arts to be a B. S. physics major. Selection is based primarily on scholastic achievement and financial need, although recommendations from high school or University faculty and counselors will also be considered. Finalists will be interviewed, and preference will be given to incoming freshmen. The scholarship source is income from an endowment left to the University by Dr. and Mrs. Lewis. The Department of Physics and Astronomy reserves the right to decide how many new Lewis Scholars will be named in any year.
Application forms: Online application forms will be available when the application period is open.

The William Lee Kennon Scholarship

(for incoming or current Freshmen; renewable) The Kennon Scholarship provides financial assistance for the first, second or third semester of undergraduate enrollment. It is renewable in subsequent semesters providing reasonable progress is made toward a Bachelor’s degree in physics. The scholarship is available to incoming and current freshmen who have officially declared their intention with the University’s Admissions Office or College of Liberal Arts to be a B. A. or B. S. physics major. Selection is based primarily on scholastic achievement, although financial need may also be considered. The scholarship source is income from a gift; the Department of Physics and Astronomy reserves the right to decide how many new Kennon Scholars will be named in any year.
Application forms: Online application forms will be available when the application period is open.

The Wofford Reynolds and Opal Read Price Scholarship

(for current Sophomores, Juniors, and transfer students; renewable): The Price Scholarship is intended to encourage students to pursue professional studies in physics. It provides financial assistance for each of the last two years of undergraduate enrollment. The scholarship is available only to students that have officially declared physics as their major and have made reasonable progress toward a Bachelor’s degree in physics. Recipients must be Mississippi residents, U.S. citizens, and must be recommended by a faculty
member at their current or former college or university. Selection is based on demonstrated scholastic achievement and leadership potential, along with financial need. Preference will be given to students from Jasper County, Mississippi. The scholarship source is income from a gift to the University from Mr. and Mrs. Price; the Department of Physics and Astronomy reserves the right to decide how many new Price Scholars will be named in any year.
Application forms: Online application forms will be available when the application period is open.

The Dr. Lee N. Bolen, Jr. Scholarship

The Dr. Lee N. Bolen, Jr. scholarship is designed to provide income for scholarship assistance to deserving students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Mississippi. Recipients will be full-time undergraduate students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, as selected by the Chair.

Application forms: Online application forms will be available when the application period is open.

 

The application period for the 2018-19 academic year is now closed.  The next application period will be in Spring 2019.  Online application forms will be available when the application period is open.

Contact Dr. Labuda (cpembert at olemiss.edu) if you need additional information about scholarships.

Other Financial Support

Undergraduate students often receive financial support during the summer months to work with professors on cutting-edge research in one of the department’s specialties. The research program includes activities in acoustics, solid state physics, high energy (elementary particle) physics, general relativity, and atmospheric physics.

National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Students are also eligible for various federal and state grant and loan programs. For more details, see
the Office of Financial Aid website.