Physical Sciences Scholars Award Program

This program complements and augments the University-wide scholarship program at Emporia State University.  It is applicable to entering (i.e., new Freshman or transfer) and continuing students pursuing majors, teaching fields, or preprofessional programs (preengineering, premedicine, prepharmacy, etc.) in chemistry, earth science, physics, or the combined physical sciences.

New Students

New students, either as beginning Freshman or transfer students, are eligible for ESU Hornet scholarship on the basis of ACT scores and grade point average.

In addition, the ESU Departments of Physical Sciences utilizes scholarships and other funds (e.g., Space Grant) to enhance Hornet or other University scholarship awards.  The criteria for enhancing a Hornet scholarship as Physical Science Scholars includes:

As funds allow, the most deserving, based on the above criteria, will be recommended for enhancement awards up to an amount equivalent to a Hornet award.  Further, if awardees meet the guidelines for “continuing” students (see following section), and as funds allow, these enhancement awards will be continued in an amount equal to the first-year (or previous year) award.

To download the application for the Departments of Physical Science Scholars scholarship award, click here

Continuing Students

To be eligible for continuation of an award, and to enable the Departments of Physical Sciences to assess the continuing commitment of a student to one of its programs, an application form must be completed by February 15 (pending an exceptional circumstance) for continuation of an award for a subsequent year.

The criteria for continuation are the following:

As funds allow and as the indicators above suggest, awards might continue at a level of the Freshman (or first) year of a recipient’s award.  However, based on available funds and a continuing student’s performance, an enhancement award might increase or decrease in a subsequent year.