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Departmental Scholarships

Overview

Scholarship recipients are selected in the spring with the award presented in the fall and spring semesters following registration. All in-coming, undergraduate and graduate student scholarships are administered by the departmental scholarship committee and department chairperson, unless otherwise noted. Typical scholarships are in the $1,500.00 - $2,000.00 range thanks to the generosity of the many friends of the department.

The deadline for all Department of Physics Scholarship applications is February 1st. All applications should be filled out on-line using the general scholarships application procedures at TTU and the College of Arts and Sciences. Applicants do not need to apply for a particular Physics Endowed Scholarship. After the deadline has passed, the departmental scholarship committee retrieves the information corresponding to the entire pool of applicants majoring in Physics, and decides the amounts to be granted and the recipients of the Department of Physics Scholarships. In addition, the departmental scholarship committee recommends several Physics major applicants for merit-based and need-based College of Arts and Sciences scholarships.

Department of Physics Endowed Scholarships and Scholarship Donors

The Department of Physics is very fortunate to have several endowed scholarships for our students. This would obviously not be true without the significant generosity of the donors of these scholarships over many years. The Department of Physics and all of the scholarship recipients are very grateful to these donors. What follows are brief discussions of the donors of these scholarships, along with brief descriptions of the scholarships they have made possible.

Mr. J. Fred and Mrs. Odetta Greer Bucy

Donors of:

  • The Bucy Graduate Scholarships in Applied Physics
  • The Bucy Undergraduate Scholarships in Physics
  • The Bucy Endowed Chair in Physics

J. Fred Bucy is one of the most distinguished alumni of the Department of Physics and of Texas Tech University. + More

Drs. Shubhra and Keshab Gangopadhyay

Donors of:

  • The Gangopadhyay Undergraduate Endowed Scholarship in Physics

Shubhra Gangopadhyay is a former Physics faculty member who is a good friend to many of us in the department. Her research is in semiconductor materials and devices.+ More

Mrs. Glen A. Mann, the Mann Family and Friends of Glen Mann

Donors of:

  • The Glen A. Mann Memorial Scholarship

Glen A. Mann was a long-time Physics faculty member who passed away several years ago. He was a good friend to many of us in the department. His research interests were in experimental infrared spectroscopy of molecules.+ More

Dr. A. Isabelle Howe, the Howe Family and Friends of David Howe

Donors of:

  • The David Howe Graduate Fellowship in Physics

David Howe was a Physics faculty member who passed away several years ago. He was a good friend to many of us in the department. His research interests were in experimental nuclear physics and in the observational search for gravity waves.+ More

Mrs. Tamara Seibt, the Seibt Family, and Friends of Pete Seibt

Donors of:

  • The Peter J. Seibt Graduate Scholarship in Physics

Peter J. Seibt was a long-time Physics staff member who passed away several years ago. He had been a graduate student in the department and had received his PhD in experimental molecular spectroscopy.+ More

Dr. and Mrs. Henry C. Thomas

Donors of:

  • The Henry C. Thomas Scholarship

Henry C. Thomas is a long-time Physics faculty member who retired several years ago. His early research interests were in experimental nuclear physics. Later, he changed to experimental solid state physics.+ More

Mrs. J.W. Day, the Day Family and Friends of J.W. Day

Donors of:

  • The J.W. Day Memorial Scholarship

J.W. Day was a long-time Physics faculty member who passed away many years ago. The J.W. Day Memorial Scholarship was established by Mrs. J.W. Day,+ More

Preston F. Gott

Donors of:

  • The Gott Gold Tooth Award

Preston F. Gott was a long-time Physics faculty member who passed away a few years ago. He was a good friend to many in the department.+ More

Mrs. Terry Menzel, the Menzel Family and Friends of Roland Menzel

Donors of:

  • The E. Roland Menzel Scholarship in Physics

E. Roland Menzel was a long-time Physics faculty member who passed away in 2006. He was well-known nationally and internationally in the scientific community for his invention of the laser detection of latent fingerprint method and for his many other contributions to forensic physics.+ More

Mr. Bob Schmidt, the Schmidt Family and Friends of C.C. and Alma Schmidt

Donors of:

  • The C.C. Schmidt and Alma K. Schmidt Memorial Scholarship

C.C. Schmidt was a long-time Physics faculty member who passed away many years ago. In the 1950's he was the Physics Department Chairman. Alma K. Schmidt was his wife.+ More

Mrs. Sarah F. Sterne

Donors of:

  • The Kenneth Sterne Term Endowed Scholarship

Kenneth Sterne was a long time friend of the Department of Physics who passed away many years ago. The Kenneth Stern Term Scholarship was established by his wife, Mrs. Sarah F. Sterne, in his memory.+ More

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