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Physics Scholarship for First Year/Transfers


This scholarship is offered to first year and transfer students who intend to major in Physics at CWU.

  • First Year/transfer students admitted to CWU
  • Intended major of Physics as indicated on application for admission
  • Enroll in and complete the course sequence PHYS 181/182/183 or PHYS 317/318/363
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Maintain minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA
  • Preference given for demonstrated financial need -- Must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) before the Financial Aid Office's priority deadline of March 15th
Application Process: 

Complete the General Scholarship Application through your MyCWU March 1st and complete your FAFSA by February 21st.

Supplemental Materials Required: 
  • A double-spaced written statement containing the following: A clear, concise account of your reasons for seeking this scholarship and a description of your interest in physics. (First Year: 300-word limit; Entering Transfers: 500-word limit).
  • Attach your supplemental materials directly to your online application, or mail/deliver them to the Scholarship Office by March 1st.

Bruce Palmquist
Department of Physics, MS 2727

Central Washington University
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7422
Phone: (509) 963-2727

Award Amount: 
Award amount to be determined
Scholarship Tags: 
Incoming Freshman or Transfer
Financial Need