The Department of Physics at Westminster College will award several scholarships of between $2000.00 and $4000.00 each (renewable for four years*) to outstanding incoming first-year students who plan a career in physics or engineering. Awards are not based on need, but on academic achievement and potential. These awards are made from an endowed fund established in memory of Dr. and Mrs. John G. Albright. Dr. Albright came to Westminster College in 1955 and stayed until the Spring of 1965. He achieved a national reputation in meteorology, authored textbooks, and was an expert on lightning.
Students who wish to apply for the Albright Scholarship should complete the online form. Essays should describe the factors which have led you to study physics or engineering at Westminster College. Students who wish to receive full consideration for this scholarship for the next academic year need to have their essays to us no later than February 28 of the current academic year.
**NOTE: For scholarship renewal, students must maintain at least a 3.0 all-college average (and at least a 3.0 average in all science and mathematics courses) and continue to make adequate progress in the physics or engineering physics major.