William Miller Scholarship for Physics

The William Miller Scholarship for Physics is intended to help students continue their education in the physical sciences at PCC or other institutions of their choice. Two recipients will be selected and awarded $1000 each. Each applicant must meet the following qualifications in order to be eligible.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria:

  • Overall GPA at least 3.0
  • GPA at least 3.5 in Physics coursework
  • Completed at least PHYS 1A or 8A, with intention of completing PHYS 1B or 8B and PHYS 1C or 8C

Selection Criteria:

  • Number of physics courses completed or in progress
  • GPA in physics coursework
  • Work ethic, ability to think critically, inquisitiveness, creativity, and leadership ability (as assessed by faculty reference)
  • Intention to transfer to a four-year institution
  • Show promise for future studies in physics

Supplemental Questions
  1. What is your overall GPA at PCC?
  2. What grade did you receive in the following courses?
    • 1A or 8A
    • 1B or 8B
    • 1C or 8C
  3. Please upload a copy of your current PCC transcript (official or unofficial).
  4. Where will you be studying next Fall?
  5. What is your major/intended field of study and career/academic goals? (no more than 200 words)
  6. Describe your extracurricular activities or work-experiences and how they contribute to your career goals (no more than 200 words).
  7. Please list the names of your instructors for PHYS 1A/8A, PHYS 1B/8B, PHYS 1C/8C, and PHYS 1D (if applicable) the semester you completed each course. If you are a finalist, they may be contacted as a reference. This is not a letter of recommendation. You do not need to ask for permission to list your instructor as a reference.
    • PHYS 1A/8A Instructor
    • PHYS 1A/8A semester of completion
    • PHYS 1B/8B Instructor
    • PHYS 1B/8B semester of completion
    • PHYS 1C/8C Instructor
    • PHYS 1C/8C semester of completion
    • PHYS 1D (if applicable) Instructor
    • PHYS 1D (if applicable) semester of completion
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