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Department of Physics
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Tomanek Hall 255
Phone: 785-628-4271
Email: physics@fhsu.edu
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Department of Physics Scholarships

The Department of Physics offers departmental scholarships as well as NASA scholarships.

An up-to-date list of scholarships available to physics majors can be found here.

You can apply for Department of Physics scholarships on the FHSU scholarships page here. By filling out the FHSU scholarship application, you will be considered for our departmental scholarships, as well as for any other FHSU scholarship for which you qualify. Note that the priority deadline is November 15, and the final deadline is February 15. Be sure to read the requirements for each scholarship.

The Department of Physics also offers NASA Scholarships to multiple recipients each year. Explore the information below, or print out an information sheet (PDF). Applications from physics majors as well as 2+2 and 3+2 pre-engineering students are welcome! The NASA scholarship is not available for transfer students.

NASA Scholar Program

$4,000
The Department of Physics at Fort Hays State University is pleased to announce the NASA Scholar scholarship program. This scholarship is made possible through the Kansas Space Grant Consortium* and is intended to promote the study of physics and engineering by outstanding undergraduates.

The NASA Scholar grant is in the amount of $1000 per year in addition to any other scholarships received at Fort Hays State University. This scholarship will be renewable for up to four years for students who choose to study physics, pre-engineering, or physical science at FHSU. A NASA Scholar will be required to maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a four-point scale. NASA Scholars will also be required to enroll in at least one physics course which counts toward their major each semester after their freshman year, and they will be expected to engage in undergraduate research during their junior and senior years, if not earlier.

Students with outstanding academic records are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.

The application consists of:

  • A letter describing the student's future career plans and academic goals within the fields of physics or engineering.

This is a competitive process, as the number of scholarships available is limited. Please send your application letter to:

Department of Physics
NASA Scholar Program
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601-4099

Further questions regarding the NASA Scholar program, research opportunities, or general questions about the Department of Physics should be directed to:

Dr. Gavin D. Buffington
Department of Physics
Phone: (785) 628-4271
Email: physics@fhsu.edu

*Scholarship funding contingent upon KSGC grant status

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