Students who enter the University as declared physics are astronomy majors are eligible for Valpo’s scholarship and summer research internship programs.

Physics/Astronomy Scholarship

  • $1,000 – $3,000/year
  • Renewable for four years at Valpo
  • Scholarships are awarded to as many as 10 incoming students each year.

Paid Summer Research Internship

  • $430/week for up to 11 weeks
  • Funds compensate students for a research internship completed the summer after their freshman year.
  • Admission to the internship experience is contingent upon satisfactory progress in the freshman year toward a physics or astronomy degree.

To Apply

Scholarships are awarded based on student admission information and do not require an application.  Students can apply for the internship using the application form. Successful applicants must have SAT/ACT scores and submit a personal essay and letter of recommendation.

  • If you would like to apply for the summer internship, please click here and fill out the form.

The application deadline is Friday, February 1, 2019. Applicants will learn the results of the selection process by the end of February.

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