Physics and astronomy scholarships

How to apply

Contact the Physics and Astronomy office at 928-523-2661.

Deadline to apply: Typically every February or March

Arthur and Catharine B. Adel Scholarship Fund

The Arthur and Catharine B. Adel Scholarship fund was established in 1988 to support meritorious U.S. citizens who are enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students majoring in mathematics. The scholarship only supports students who are enrolled full time.

Katie’s Gift

Katie’s Gift was established in 1999 for students with a passionate interest in astronomy. The fund was established to support students who are majoring in astronomy and/or physics and plan to make it their profession.

Students must:

  • have undergraduate or graduate standing
  • have a cumulative GPA over a 3.2
  • show they can benefit to some degree from financial aid

Richard Hayes Memorial Scholarship

The fund was established to support deserving junior, senior, or graduate students majoring in physics and astronomy at Northern Arizona University.

Society of Physics Students Future Teachers Scholarship

This $2,000 award is presented annually to an SPS member who is participating in a teacher education program and who plans to pursue a career in physics education.

Tom and Rose Bedwell Physics, Astronomy, Physical Science Scholarships

Vesto M. Slipher Endowment

The Vesto M. Slipher Endowment was established in 1995 to support outstanding physics or astronomy students at Northern Arizona University. Students must be in their junior year.


Additional Scholarships may be available through the NAU Foundation.