AMOUNT: One award at $500AVAILABLE: Annually
Applicants must be majoring in Physics and Astronomy and show great promise for a career in research or teaching, with a preference for a student preparing for graduate school. This scholarship will be awarded to the most worthy and qualified "student of promise" as determined by the selection committee.APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Application forms may be obtained in the office of the Department of Physics and Astronomy.APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Applications 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.SELECTION PROCEDURE:
The UW-Eau Claire physics department scholarship committee will select the recipient based on the criteria above.SELECTION DEADLINE:
By March 15NOTIFICATION:
By letter from the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The Chair will complete and submit a "Scholarship Award Form" to the Financial Aid Office.SPECIAL NOTES:
This scholarship was established to honor Dr. Gabriel Kojoian, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The first son of Armenian immigrants, Gabe received his BS degree from Brown University and Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley. He was widely recognized for his research in the fields of particle physics and radio astronomy. Gabe joined the UW-Eau Claire faculty in 1976. In addition to teaching physics, astrophysics and astronomy courses at UW- Eau Claire for over two decades, he mentored UW-Eau Claire students on research projects in astronomy and astrophysics. That research was often published in respected scientific journals in articles authored by Gabe and his students, many of whom continued their studies in physics and astronomy at leading graduate schools. Gabe was a devoted friend and mentor, and the opportunities that he provided to students will be long remembered. Gabe died in 1998. This scholarship was established by UW-Eau Claire alumnus Doug Pearson in his memory. Recipient should write a letter of thanks to Doug Pearson and submit it to the UW- Eau Claire Foundation Office S-214.