Undergraduate Student Awards
Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship is a prestigious, nationally competitive award for college sophomores or juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering.
21st Century Leaders Award
Recognized graduating seniors who are academically accomplished and who have contributed to the university by exceptional achievement or have enhanced the campus.
Rising Researcher Award
Recognized graduating seniors whose achievements exemplify the quality of research, scholarship, and creative activity in the campus.
William F. Field Alumni Scholarship
Presented to a junior in the College of Natural Sciences. Awarded for academic excellence.
Presented to an outstanding CNS student engaged in a research opportunity during the summer of his/her junior year and continuing through the senior year.
CNS Senior Celebration "Chirper"
The Chirper is selected by faculty or students to give a brief, stirring or humorous speech at the annual CNS Senior Celebration.
Edward S. Chang Endowed Fund for Undergraduate Research
Continuing a lifetime of devotion to undergraduate education in Physics, Prof. Chang endowed this fund to provide research grants for UMass undergraduate Physics majors pursuing summer research projects with faculty guidance.
Glover Studentship Award
Awarded by the American Physical Society.
Hasbrouck Scholarship Award
Presented to a current junior for academic excellence. Student must be in residence for his/her senior year.
Ida and Joseph Simenas Physics Scholarship
Named for Ida and Joseph, parents of Scott Simenas, UMass Physics '71, this scholarship is presented to a Physics major for displaying the qualities of hard work, resilience in the face of adversity, the ability to collaborate, and enthusiasm with a positive attitude. See the attached file for an inspiring biography of Ida and Joseph.
Kandula Sastry Undergraduate Award
To encourage and recognize outstanding undergraduates in Physics, this award is given annually to the outstanding undergraduate student in the department.
Kenneth and Joan Langley Research Endowment for Future Physicists
This endowment honors Ken Langley’s love of learning and his legacy of helping students. A professor of Physics at UMass from 1966 to 2002, Ken was known for his inspiring teaching and mentoring, for his research on critical point phenomena and macromolecular diffusion, and for his innovations in measurement instrumentation. The fund provides research grants for UMass undergraduate Physics majors pursuing summer research projects with faculty guidance.
LeRoy F. Cook, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Presented to a physics major with particular involvement in outreach or teaching.
Morton and Helen Sternheim Undergraduate Award
For excellence in educational outreach and/or teacher preparation.
Richard Kofler's Class of 1976-1977 Scholarship
For academic excellence to a freshman or sophomore Physics major.
Scott J. Simenas Teaching Fellowship
An annually awarded fellowship stipend for up to two undergraduate physics majors to serve as assistant teachers and tutors to undergraduate students of any major who are enrolled in physics courses. Recipients will be selected based on a short essay submitted [in the fall] by the applicants. The essay must demonstrate good communication skills and enjoyment of working with fellow students.
Chang Freshman Award
Presented to a member of the freshman class for academic excellence.
Chang Transfer Student Award
For academic excellence. Presented to a student who has transferred into the Physics Department from another school.