One award at $500
This scholarship shall be awarded annually to an outstanding physics major recognized for his/her efforts to promote a positive social atmosphere in the department. Preference is given to students that have completed or have been accepted for a study abroad experience. Selection will be based on quality of the academic program and progress towards a degree, and the potential for future contributions through a scientific or professional career.
Application forms may be obtained in the office of the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Application forms should be completed and turned in to the Physics and Astronomy Department by March 15 to be considered for the scholarship in the following year.
Prior to Honors Week.
The scholarship recipient will be selected by the Department faculty.
The recipient will be notified by letter from the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The Chair will complete and submit a “Scholarship Award Form” to the Financial Need Office.
Thank you notes addressed to Ben Sykora need to be sent to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Office, S-214. This scholarship was established by Ben Sykora, a 2006 UW-Eau Claire physics graduate who used his employer’s corporate matching gift program to double the value of his personal gift. Ben was an active student researcher while on campus as a student and as a German major he also participated in a study abroad experience.