Financial Aid

The Department of Physics offers various scholarships to students to assist them in paying for tuition and other college expenses. Students can apply for these and other scholarships using the Mav ScholarShop system

  • B. Cecil and Jo Thompson Undergraduate Physics Scholarship
    This scholarships is given to outstanding undergraduate students majoring in physics.
  • James L. Horwitz Physics Scholarship Fund
    This scholarship is used to provide scholarships for students in the UTA Department of Physics.
  • Richard 'Jack' Marquis Physics Scholarship Fund
    This award is given to undergraduate students in the Department of Physics. Applicants must maintain good academic standing.
  • Truman D. Black Endowed Scholarship in Physics
    This award is used to provide scholarships for deserving students majoring in physics.

  • Carl W. Scharf Endowment
    This award was established in 1992 by Carl Scharf (a long-time UTA professor of physics) and his wife, Stella. The scholarship is for academically promising upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students.

  • Michael B. and Wanda G. Ray Scholarship for Graduate Studies
    These scholarships are awarded to graduate students in the College of Science pursuing master’s or doctoral degrees in either mathematics or physics.
  • Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) Scholarship
    As part of a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in partnership with Northwestern University, these scholarships are awarded to chemistry, physics, applied science and engineering junior and senior domestic students participating in cutting edge materials research with globally recognized faculty in UTA labs and include the opportunity to participate in the NSF Research for Undergraduates program at NU during the summer.



In addition, the College of Science Dean’s Office has the following scholarships available:

  • Dean’s Excellence Scholarship
    This award is given to high-achieving students in the College of Science.

  • Ann H. Benham Endowed Scholarship 
    This award is given to deserving undergraduate students in the College of Science.

  • Chance Vought Engineering and Science Endowment
    These scholarships are awarded based on financial need to one sophomore, one junior, and one senior who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents with minimum GPAs of 2.75 from chemistry & biochemistry, physics, and mathematics. Funds will be used to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics by engaging youth in hands-on engineering activities to demonstrate the challenges and rewards of working in STEM fields. Preference shall be given to students who are from North Texas.

  • Bobbitt Family Endowed Scholarship for the College of Science
    This award is for full-time graduate students pursuing a doctoral degree in the College of Science.