Who Can Apply: The Aysen Tunca Memorial Scholarship was established by Aysen’s son Tunay and his wife, Catherine, to recognize a female undergraduate student majoring in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field, excelling in her studies, and demonstrating significant potential.
This scholarship honors Aysen Tunca who was born in Turkey in 1938. She overcame great obstacles in her early life to complete her education at a time when it was not the norm for women to obtain higher education.
- Applicants must be female students in the sophomore or junior year of college who are majoring in a STEM field.
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who attend a college or university in the United States.
- Applicants must be undergraduate members of the SPS national organization
- General information form
- Transcript: An official, current transcript must be sent directly to the SPS Scholarship Program by the applicant’s college or university. Transcripts must be postmarked by the application deadline and mailed to:
SPS Scholarship Program
1 Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740
- Outline of the physics and related courses the applicant has taken and plans to take
- Written statement of the applicant’s career objectives
- Written statement of the applicant’s participation in SPS activities
- Written statement by the applicant providing evidence of being a student who excels in her studies and has overcome significant obstacles or is a first generation college or STEM student. The statement should be no more than one page.
- Certification from the Department Chair that the applicant is in good standing with the department and making satisfactory progress toward the degree
- Two letters of recommendation from faculty members familiar with the applicant and his or her qualifications. The recommenders should comment on the applicant in light of each of the three criteria:
- high scholarship performance both in physics and overall studies,
- the exhibition of the potential and intention for continued scholastic development in physics, and
- active participation in SPS programs.
Deadline: March 15, 2023
Learn More: https://www.spsnational.org/scholarships/tunca