Scholarship

Scholarships and Other Financial Assistance


Freshman Student Tuition Waivers and Scholarships

Scholarships for new freshmen students are managed by the UCO's Office of Prospective Student Services .

Additional scholarship information may be found here

Returning Undergraduate Students (Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors) and Undergraduate Transfer Students

Returning undergraduates and new transfer students are eligible to apply for scholarships and tuition waivers managed by the Department of Engineering and Physics if they are majoring in one of the following fields:

              1: Engineering Physics-Electrical Systems

              2: Engineering Physics-Mechanical Systems

              3: Engineering Physics-Physics

              4: Biomedical Engineering

              5: Science Education-Physics

              6: Science Education-Physical Science

Undergraduate applicants may also wish to look into employment opportunities through the department, college, or university. Applications and descriptions are available below.

Graduate Students

New and returning graduate students majoring in the department's MS program in Engineering Physics may apply for Graduate Assistantships and Research Assistantships. For information about these awards and assistance in applying, please contact the department's Graduate Advisor Dr. Ronald C Miller. Note: an application is available , but will require coordination with the Graduate Advisor to complete.

Graduate students are also eligible to apply for scholarships and tuition waivers managed by the Department of Engineering and Physics. Application forms and descriptions of these scholarships are available below.

Graduate applicants may also wish to look into employment opportunities through the department, college, or university. Applications and descriptions are also available below.

Financial Aid

Additional information about securing financial aid can be found at the UCO Office of Student Financial Aid.


Department Scholarships


Tuition Waiver

Tuition waivers are scholarship awards that may cover all or part of a student's tuition (excluding fees). They cannot be used for books, room and board, or other expenses. If a student's tuition is less than the amount of the award, the student's tuition waiver is reduced accordingly to cover only that amount. Tuition waiver awards vary between $250 and $1500.

Fetterman Scholarship

Endowed in honor of Beulah R. Fetterman, a teacher in chemistry and physics at the Territorial Normal School (which later became UCO) this award is based on academic record, letters of reference, and commitment to the Engineering and Physics Program as indicated by an essay. The amount of the award varies between $200 and $700 per semester.

Engineering and Physics Scholarship Fund

Funding for this award is currently supported by contributions from UCO Department of Engineering and Physics faculty and alumni. The amount of the award varies between $200 and $700 per semester.


Scholarship Applications


All SCHOLARSHIP AND TUITION WAIVER applications are due in the Engineering and Physics Office by MARCH 1 prior to the academic year for which the student is applying. NEW SCHOLARSHIPS

Students not awarded a Engineering and Physics scholarship in the previous year must submit the following:

1: A completed NEW SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION form. Two formats are available:

              1.1: The PDF version of the form requires the free software component Adobe Acrobat Reader.

              1.2: The MS-Word version of the form requires the free software component MS-Word Viewer.

Both versions of the form contain fields which allow them to filled in on-line, but a final copy will have to be printed and delivered to the Department of Engineering and Physics with the applicant's signature.

2: A current transcript is required.  (information about obtaining free UCO transcripts is available here. )

RENEWAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Students awarded a Engineering and Physics scholarship in the previous year must submit the following:

1: A completed RENEWAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION form. Two formats are available:

     1.1: The PDF version of the form requires the free software component Adobe Acrobat Reader.

     1.2: The MS-Word version of the form requires the free software component MS-Word Viewer.

Both versions of the form contain fields which allow them to filled in on-line, but a final copy will have to be printed and delivered to the Department of Engineering and Physics with the applicant's signature.

2: A current transcript is not required of renewal applicants.   


Awards


Whit Marks Award

This award was established in honor of Dr. Whit Marks, longtime Professor of Physics at UCO. It carries a small cash stipend and is awarded to the department's outstanding junior Engineering Physics, Biomedical Engineering or Science Education major each year. The Department of Engineering and Physics faculty determines the recipient of this award. There is no application form.


Student Employment

The Department of Engineering and Physics offers part-time employment for a number of undergraduate and graduate students throughout the year. Duties performed by these students may include tutoring, assisting in labs, grading, monitoring computer labs, and assisting on research projects.

Student Instructional Assistants

Undergraduate and graduate students may be employed as Instructional Assistants at any level of their education. The majority, however, are junior or seniors since successful employment as a lab assistant or tutor will require a certain level of background preparation. The number of jobs available annually varies with the availability of funds in the department's annual budget.

Students interesting in working as an Instructional Assistant must submit:

1: A completed INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT APPLICATION form. Two formats are available:

       a: The PDF version of the form requires the free software component Adobe Acrobat Reader.

       b: The MS-Word version of the form requires the free software component MS-Word Viewer.

Both versions of the form contain fields which allow them to filled in on-line, but a final copy will have to be printed and delivered to the Department of Engineering and Physics with the applicant's signature.

2. A CURRENT TRANSCRIPT (information about obtaining free UCO transcripts is available here.)

3. Prior to each semester, Instructional Assistants must also submit copies of their class schedules and information about any other obligations that might interfere with their work schedules.

Note: Students working as Instructional Assistants are employed by the Department of Engineering and Physics and are not the same as Graduate Assistants ('GA's') which are awarded by the university.

Student Research Assistants

Undergraduate and graduate students may be employed as Research Assistants at any level of their education. Funds for these positions are typically provided through grants secured by Engineering and Physics faculty members. Students interested in working with a particular faculty member should consult directly with that faculty member to determine what funds are available. Students interested in doing research may also contact the Engineering and Physics office directly to determine which faculty have grants with funds available to support student research.

Note: Students working as Research Assistants are employed by the Department of Engineering and Physics and are not the same as Graduate Research Assistants ('RA's') which are awarded by the university.


State Provided Scholarships

Academic Scholars Program

Awards scholarships to students with high academic performance who plan to attend an public or private college or university. Specific eligibility requirements and an application form are available from this website.

Higher Learning Access Program

Awards scholarships to students in families earning less than $50,000 per year who have demonstrated a commitment to academic success in high school. Students who plan to participate in this scholarship program must have enrolled in the program in the eighth, ninth or 10th grade.


More Resources

Additional resources about searching for and obtaining financial assistance can be found at the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education financial aid site.


Donations

Help Fund Engineering and Physics Scholarships

The scholarships on this page are funded through the generous support of former students, current and former faculty and staff, and community patrons and businesses. Information on how to contribute to these scholarships may be found at

http://engineering.uco.edu/FinancialAid/Donations/index.html

We greatly appreciate any support you can provide.

 



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