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George and Jean Bradley Scholarship

Scholarships are given to graduate students in physics. The department chair will select students based upon recommendations of faculty.

Leo R. Parpart Physics Scholarship

The Parpart Scholarship is available to both graduate and undergraduate students pursuing a degree in physics. Preference will be given to female applicants from Asiatic countries. In addition, recipients should understand awards are for individuals who are committed to returning to a teaching and/or research position in the physical sciences in their home country. Also, preference will be given to students involved directly with experimental accelerator physics/operation/development; second priority to theorists in same areas of concentration; third priority to theoretical physics not related to accelerators; finally to any and all other aspects of physics. Scholarships are given annually. The department faculty will nominate and select student(s) based on the eligibility criteria.

George E. Bradley Award

At the end of each academic year, the Graduate Committee's chairperson shall call for nominations for the George E. Bradley Award. These students must have completed all the requirements for a Master or Doctoral degree in physics. The Graduate Committee shall meet and determine which of the nominees merit the George E. Bradley Award. Each award recognizes exceptional overall performance as a graduate student in physics with particular emphasis on excellence in research. The decision will be based upon recommendations by the faculty and the laboratory supervisor in addition to the cumulative record of the student's performance in teaching, coursework, and research. Each recipient of the George E. Bradley Award will receive a congratulatory letter and a monetary award. A large plaque listing all winners of this award is displayed in the George E. Bradley Physics Commons (2202 Everett Tower).

Haym Kruglak Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Award

At the end of each academic year, the Graduate Committee shall meet and determine which graduate student merits the Haym Kruglak Award. This annual award is given to a physics graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding effort and accomplishments in teaching. All physics graduate students who served as teaching assistants in the physics department at WMU are eligible to receive the award. The decision will be based upon the cumulative record of the student's teaching evaluations. Each recipient will receive a congratulatory letter and a monetary award. A student may receive this award more than once.

Jacob DeWitt Award for Outstanding Teaching

After the Spring semester of each academic year, the faculty members of the Graduate Committee shall meet and determine if awards for outstanding teaching have been merited. Each award recognizes exemplary performance in teaching during the Fall and/or Spring semesters of that year. All graduate students who serve as teaching assistants in physics courses at WMU during either or both of those semesters are eligible to receive the award. The decisions will be based upon student evaluation forms. Each recipient of an award will receive a congratulatory letter and a monetary award. A student may receive this award more than once.

David Carley Memorial Graduate Award

A monetary award will be given to a graduate student in in need of assistance. The department faculty will nominate and select a student based upon recommendations.

Robert E. Shamu Award

The fund will be used to support the educational experiences of the graduate students and provide encouragement for them. Preference shall be given to department colloquia expenses or graduate student scientific conference travel and registration fees.

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