Freshman Merit Scholarships - Fall 2019

For incoming freshman students intending to major in Physics, Computational Physics, Engineering Physics, or Physics Teaching

  • The Robert D. Young Physics Scholar Award - $2000
  • The Physics Alumni Scholar Award - $1500
  • The Dale M. Shulaw Physics Scholar Award - $1000
  • Physics Scholar Book Awards - $500

For application materials, click here for a PDF version of the application and mailing address for submission.

Application Deadlines:

February 8, 2019 – Initial application filing deadline.

One application is sufficient to apply for all of the Physics Freshman Merit Scholarship opportunities. Review of Physics Department Freshman Merit Scholarship applications will continue until all scholarships are awarded. Students must be accepted as a physics major and meet departmental requirements to be eligible to receive the Physics Freshman Merit Scholarships.

December 21, 2018 – Application Filing Deadline for ISU Presidential Scholarship and University Scholarship Competition

Awardees receive an $11,000 scholarship, which is annually renewable for four years. Check this website for more information: