Lowell Edwards Scholarships

The Lowell Edwards Scholarships are annual awards of the University of West Florida Department of Physics. The number of awards and amount will vary each year. For the 2013-14 academic year up to two awards may be given in the Fall and up to two may be given in the Spring. The deadline for the Fall 2013 application is September 20, 2013, and the deadline for Spring 2014 is January 17, 2014. You can access the application here.

These awards are intended to financially support students to successfully complete a major or minor in the University of West Florida physics bachelors program. The applicant must be a University of West Florida Physics major or minor and have completed University Physics I and II (PHY 2048 and 2049).

Awards will be granted to students that best showcase the department and program. 

Academic Merit Scholarship

The University of West Florida has established Academic Merit Scholarships designed for the best academically prepared students from the public high schools in Florida. Students who have a class rank of number one through five after the first semester of their senior year will be awarded scholarships which will cover their tuition. Bright Futures Scholarship recipients who receive the Academic Merit Scholarships can use the Bright Futures monies for remaining costs, including on-campus housing, transportation, meal plan or books. For more information, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Ext. 2230, 1-800-263-1074, e-mail

SPS Scholarships

The Society of Physics Students offers several scholarships annually. These include the SPS Leadership Scholarship, the SPS Future Teacher Scholarship, and several named awards. To be eligible, you must be a member of SPS. All of the scholarship information and the application can be located here.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

In addition to the above opportunities, please check out the following websites for scholarships geared toward physics and science majors: