Boris P. Stoicheff Memorial Scholarship

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  • Application Dates:
    10 Jul 2019 - 30 Jul 2019
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Established in 2011 by the OSAF and the Foundation (CAPF), this program pays tribute to Boris P. Stoicheff, an internationally renowned laser spectroscopist and former President of OSA (1976) and CAP (1983-84).

This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student who has demonstrated both research excellence and significant service to the (OSAF) or the physics community (CAPF). The scholarship rotates annually between the OSAF and CAP Foundation (CAPF).

Application Dates:

Application Opens: 10 July 2019
Application Closes: 30 July 2019

Applicants Must:

  • Be an accepted, registered, or enrolled full-time graduate student studying astronomy, chemistry, electrical engineering, medical physics, or an optics, photonics, or physics related subject.
  • Have at least one publication in a peer-reviewed journal that is recognized by the awarding society.
  • Have made at least one conference presentation at a scientific meeting recognized by OSA.
  • Have an accepted submission at the FiO or CAP conference.
  • Demonstrate community service, which may include but is not limited to: leadership in a student association or other student organization at the undergraduate or graduate level.

The Application will Include:

  • Short Answer Questions
    • In 250 words or less, describe why you first became interested in optics/photonics/physics
    • In 250 words or less, how does optics play a role in your current research?
    • In 250 words or less, identify the impact receiving this grant would have on your career.
  • CV/Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • GPA certification (Unofficial Transcript)
  • Two Reference Letters

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