Liu Spalding Physics Scholarship

The Yat-Pang Liu/ Vernon Spalding Memorial Scholarship was created by Dr. Wai-min Liu, former physics professor at PCC, as a tribute to his father Yat-Pang Liu and mentor Dr. Vernon Spalding. The purpose of this annual scholarship is to honor gifted and passionate students who have shown excellence in physics and will pursue their education in the medical field.

The Award
These scholarships will be given to students who have demonstrated excellence in physics and show promise for their future studies in STEM. This scholarship is intended to help students continue their education in the 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:

  1. Overall GPA at least 3.5
  2. GPA 3.5 in Physics coursework
  3. Completed PHYS 31A and completed or currently completing PHYS 31B

Selection Criteria:

  1. Number of physics courses completed or in progress
  2. GPA in physics coursework
  3. Overall GPA
  4. Work ethic, ability to think critically, inquisitiveness, creativity, and leadership ability (as assessed by faculty reference)
  5. Show promise for future studies related to the medical field.
  6. Intention to transfer to a four year institution and pursue future studies

Supplemental Questions
  1. What is your overall GPA?
  2. What grade did you receive in the following courses?
    • PHYS 31A
    • PHYS 31B
  3. Please upload a current copy of your PCC Transcript.
  4. Where will you be studying in the Fall 2024 semester?
  5. What is your major and intended field of study?
  6. Submit an autobiography that includes future academic and career aspirations. (300 word limit)
  7. Please list the names of your instructors for PHYS 31A and PHYS 31B and 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 31A Instructor
    • PHYS 31A Semester
    • PHYS 31B Instructor
    • PHYS 31B Semester
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