Physics Scholarships for Undergraduates

Below are some of the scholarships offered to our undergraduates.

The Joyce M. and Glenn A. Burdick Endowment Fund

Restrictions: The income of the fund provides support for the Joyce M. and Glenn A. Burdick Award in the School of Physics within the College of Sciences.

Terms: Recipients must be rising seniors in Physics and demonstrate scholastic achievement; leadership in the School of Physics, the College of Sciences, and the Institute; and, possess characteristics that embody the mission of Georgia Tech.  Distributions from the Fund may be expended at the direction of the Chair of the School.


The Hitohiro Fukuyo Scholarship in Physics Fund

Restrictions: The income of the fund is used to support the Hitohiro Fukuyo Scholarship in Physics.

Terms: The scholarship shall be awarded to high caliber rising senior or junior in the School of Physics whose achievements and character reflect honor upon Dr. Fukuyo.  Dr. Fukuyo’s intellectual accomplishments and personal integrity will be reflected in the selection of a student known for both.  When a qualified student of Japanese heritage or with an active, demonstrable interest in Japanese culture or history is available, that student will be given preference.  Selection of the Fukyo Scholar will be decided by the Dean of the College of Sciences, the Chair of the School of Physics, and a faculty member in the School of Physics familiar with the academic and personal qualifications of the selected scholar.


The Dr. Lorimer Clayton, Jr. & Anne Rosselot Clayton Williams Scholarship Endowment Fund

Restrictions: The income of this fund provides support for scholarships for students at Georgia Tech.

Terms: The Scholarship recipients shall be selected by the Office of Student Financial Planning and Services, with preference for undergraduate students majoring in Physics with demonstrated financial need and academic merit.


The Letson Scholarship and Letson Summer Internships

The scholarship and internship bear the name of physics alumnus James Letson who financially supports this undergraduate research activity.

Restrictions: Funds support undergraduate research activity. Applications from physics and applied physics majors are accepted.

Term:

SUMMER 2022 APPLICATION DEADLINE
FRIDAY, March 11, 2022

FALL 2022 APPLICATION DEADLINE
FRIDAY, May 20, 2022

SPRING 2023 APPLICATION DEADLINE
FRIDAY, October 7, 2022

Please read pdf document for all rules, eligibility requirements, and application procedures before applying.

  1. Letson Scholarship Award: Salary Awards offer a $1,800 stipend (12 weeks at 10 hours per week, or Summer adjusted) to undergraduate students who are conducting research with a School of Physics faculty or adjunct faculty member.

  2. Letson Summer Internship Award: The internship offers a $5,400 stipend (9 weeks at 40 hours per week) to an undergraduate student who is conducting full-time research with a School of Physics faculty or adjunct faculty member. The Internship includes an additional housing allocation of $1,800. Both faculty members and students can initiate research projects, but the award proposal must be written by the student, and the student must apply by the established deadline for the semester in which the funds are requested. Funds are competitively awarded.

    Bearing the name of physics alumnus James Letson, the Letson Summer Internship provides a stipend and housing allocation to an undergraduate student who is conducting full-time research with a School of Physics faculty or an adjunct faculty member. The award proposal must be written by the student and submitted by the established deadline for the semester in which the funds are requested. Funds are competitively awarded.

Questions about the awards should be addressed by email to physics_Letson@gatech.edu