University of Arkansas S-STEM Physics Scholarship
ARK-PHYS is a scholarship program that provides up to $10,000 per year to students pursing
a physics degree at the University of Arkansas - Fayetteville. Scholarships are awarded
on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. Scholarships may be awarded
to current U of A students, students transferring from another institution, or students
applying to the U of A from high school. The purpose of the scholarship is to support
academically talented students who due to financial considerations would have to work
to support themselves through college, allowing those students to be full-time students
and to extract greater benefit from their college careers.
Applying for the scholarship:
Questions: Contact Dr. John Stewart
Current University of Arkansas Physics Students
To apply for an ARK-PHYS scholarship, you must do the following:
- Complete the application form available here (Current Student Application).
- Complete a Federal Application For Student Aid at fafsa.ed.gov. Print the report after completing the application and include it with the application
form. You will need the Expected Family Contribution for the application form.
- Email the application form and report to Dr. John Stewart
Maintaining Your Scholarship
ARK-PHYS scholarships are renewed each semester until graduation. To continue to receive
the scholarship, a student must maintain a 3.0 GPA in math and physics courses and
the student's physics advisor (assigned when the student joins the department) must
confirm that the student is taking the correct courses to progress toward a degree
in physics. Students whose grade point average drops below 3.0 receive a warning and
are given one semester to improve their grades. Students must complete 30 credit hours
in a calendar year to be eligible for renewal, with a minimum enrollment of 12 credit
hours per spring and fall semester.
ARK-PHYS scholars are expected to be fully engaged with the department and to do the
kinds of things that lead to a successful career in physics. They are expected to
join the Society of Physics Students, to attend meetings, and participate in events. ARK-PHYS scholars are expected, with
the help of their physics advisor, to participate in research with the goal of entering
research at the end of the sophomore year or as soon as possible after the award of
the scholarship. ARK-PHYS scholars are expected to apply to Research Experience for
Undergraduate programs discussed at Society of Physics Students meetings and perform
research at another university in the summer of their junior year. ARK-PHYS scholars
are expected to be full-time students; part-time jobs must be approved by Dr. John
Email any inquiries to Dr. John Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ARK-PHYS scholarship program is supported by the National Science Foundation through
their S-STEM grant program. Grant number DUE - 0966222.