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Scholarships & Financial Aid for Physics Undergraduates

The Clifford L. & Lillian R. Adams Scholarship

The Physics Department selects one or more students each year to receive the Clifford L. and Lillian R. Adams Scholarship. The recipient must be a declared physics major and may be an entering freshman, a transfer student, or a continuing student. Selection is based on a student's academic record, relevant test scores, and recommendations. The award is renewable. Typical awards are $2,000 per year. Applications are available from the Office of Financial Aid.

The Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Teachers

Undergraduate students in, or planning to enter, physics teacher preparation curricula and high school seniors planning to enter such curricula are eligible to apply for the Barbara Lotze Scholarship. Awards up to $2,000 may be granted to an individual; for each of four years.

Jefferson Lab Researchships

The Thomas Jefferson National Facility (Jefferson Lab) plans to award physics researchships to at least six promising juniors enrolled in undergraduate programs at US institutions whose research interest correspond to activities to be conducted at Jefferson Lab in Newport News, Virginia (i.e., nuclear and related particle physics, or accelerator physics). The awards will be based on competitive evaluation of the applicant's academic qualifications, references, and essays.


The Jefferson Lab Undergraduate Physics Researchship (UPR) program is a summer research program held annually at Jefferson Lab. The program aims to recognize the nation's most promising undergraduate physics students and immerse them in the science of Jefferson Lab. The researchships provide students with the opportunity to interact with Jefferson Lab staff and visiting scientists in a learning/working environment. The program hopes to encourage these outstanding students to pursue advanced degrees in Jefferson Lab-related disciplines. Link to the application is here.

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