Awards and Scholarships

2017 Department Award Recipients

  • MATTHEW WITHERS - Physics-Engineering First Year Award - indicates recognition by the faculty for outstanding work in the department and related coursework

  •  RYDER BABIK AND KIRSTEN MCMICHAEL- share the Physics-Engineering Sophomore Award - recognition by the faculty for outstanding work in the department and related coursework

  • J. ALEXANDER RURKA - share the Physics-Engineering Departmental Award - based on excellence of performance

  • MATTHEW LUBAS - Akins Prize in Engineering - awarded to the student best exemplifying academic excellence, a socially responsible commitment to the greater community, and an enthusiasm for the study of engineering

  • ELENI TIMAS - Walter LeConte Stevens Memorial Scholarship - awarded to a student performing excellent work in the Physics and Engineering Department and in related coursework
  • ANGEL VELA DE LA GARZA EVIA - Avis P. Waring Scholarship - awarded to a student participating in co-curricular activities connecting academic studies, and service activities or pre-professional experiences
  • SARAH ANNE TROISE AND NATALIE SMITH- H. Thomas Williams Jr. Undergraduate Research Scholarship - named in honor of H. Thomas Williams Jr. by the Board of Trustees in 2007, this award is given to a student(s) in recognition of excellence in faculty-directed research

Other Award Opportunities

In addition to Department scholarships and awards, announcements regarding supplemental opportunities for scholarships which come our way are forwarded to students via email. 

First-Year Award

The First-Year Award indicates recognition by the faculty for outstanding work in the department and related coursework.

Sophomore Award

The Sophomore Award indicates recognition by the faculty for outstanding work in the department and related coursework.

Physics and Engineering Departmental Scholarship

The Physics and Engineering Departmental Scholarship is awarded on the basis of excellence of performance. The scholarship funds are applied to the student's tuition for the following year.

Walter LeConte Stevens Scholarship

The Walter LeConte Stevens Scholarship is awarded to a student performing excellent work in the department and in related coursework.

Robert E. Akins Engineering Prize

Established in 2005 by the family of Robert Akins, this prize is awarded to the student best exemplifying academic excellence, a socially responsible commitment to the greater community, and an enthusiasm for the study of engineering.