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Physics and Astronomy Annual Department Scholarship Awards

The Physics and Astronomy Department is pleased to award nearly 14,000$ in scholarships to exceptional students in the department. These awards are supported by endowments from family and friends of the Department, and recipients are grateful for this continued financial support which enables us to acknowledge exceptional scholarly work by our students.  Each year, we award the following scholarships:

Robert and Joyce Wissink Endowed Physics Scholarship - Recognizing advanced students who have performed exceptionally well in math and physical science courses. Previous winners are provided at the Wissink Scholarship site.

2022-2023 Recipient:
Souhail Ouardi
and Colby Hastings

Glenn and Helen Erikson Endowed Physics Scholarship - Recognizing students who have performed exceptionally well in departmental coursework and have expressed an interest in a career in teaching Physics/Astronomy. Previous winners are provided at the Erikson Scholarship site.

2022-2023 Recipient
Wyatt Thompson
and Colby Hastings

Leo V. Standeford Endowed Astronomy Scholarship - Recognizing students who have excelled in both physics and astronomy coursework and exhibited particular interests in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics. Previous winners are provided at the Standeford Scholarship site.

2022-2023 Recipient
Samantha Sunnarborg

Robert and Marsha Qualset Scholarship - Recognizing exceptional students in the Physics major. Previous winners are provided at the Qualset Scholarship site.

2022-2023 Recipient:
Samantha Sunnarborg

and David Markiewicz

Joseph Wiegel Scholarship - Recognizing exceptionally performing students in Physics major. This award was founded in 2021 and the inaugural recipient in 2022 was:

Souhail Ouardi

Physics and Astronomy Scholarship - Recognizing students in the Physics and Physics Teaching major. This award was founded in 2021 and the inaugural recipient in 2022 was:

Meklit Shiferaw

Kiwanis Scholarship - In the past the Mankato Kiwanis awarded a scholarship to outstanding Physics and Astronomy students.  This award has not been supported since 2012, but past award winners can be found at the Kiwanis Scholarship site.

Congratulations to all recipients and thank you to our donors for supporting these fantastic students!