Application Deadline: 5pm on Monday, March 15, 2021
Award Amount: Up to $1,000
This scholarship will be awarded to a full-time CMU student pursuing a career in teaching Elementary Science, Middle School Science, or High School Physics with:
- At least sophomore standing in 2021-2022
- An overall GPA of 3.0
The award can be renewed for a second year provided that the above requirements are still met. Previous recipients must re-apply in order to be considered for renewal. Award amounts will depend on the availability of funds.
To apply for this award, submit an application letter that includes:
*Award money may be used to tuition or for costs related to professional development as a teacher.
- Your name and address
- The name of the award
- A brief statement describing your career plans
- The name of the physics faculty member who can serve as a reference for you
- Your official or unofficial CMU transcript
- Copies of any non-CMU undergraduate transcripts
The letter should be addressed to the department chair, Dr. Christopher Tycner, and submitted in hard copy to the Physics Department office in Dow 203. Any eligible student who applies for this scholarship will automatically be considered for the Frank & Virjean Johnson Scholarship.
: Applicant must be an elementary or middle school science education teaching major/minor, be a sophomore, junior, or senior, and have a GPA of 3.0 or better. A completed application form, a letter detailing your career plans, the name of a physics faculty member familiar with your work, and copies of any non-CMU undergraduate transcripts must be submitted to the Department of Physics chairperson, Dow Science Complex 203.About
Established in 2006 by Walt Bisard '66, '67 for his wife Suzanne '75, '87 in honor of her 26 years of outstanding elementary science teaching career and for their 40th wedding anniversary. Income from the endowment will support a renewable award for a sophomore, junior or senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The award may be used for tuition, travel to science meetings, conferences, or membership in science organization(s).Renewal
Previous recipients can re-apply in order to be considered for a renewal.