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THIS TOOL IS AVAILABLE FOR LIMITED TIME ONLY
Scholarships due in November
Each year, ten Black undergrad and master’s students receive a US$7,500 scholarship to help ease the financial burden of college. Additionally, other benefits include a one-year membership to Optica, access to mentors, and an invitation to the 2024 Amplify Optics Immersion Program.
Opens October 3, 2023
Closes November 17, 2023
1. Self-identify as Black
2. Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or master’s student at a university with one or more years left to complete your education.
- Undergraduates: have a major in physics, math, chemistry or engineering and a demonstrated interest in optics and photonics.
- Master’s: have a major and/or concentration in optics or photonics demonstrated with your research and coursework (If you are a master’s student who plans to continue on to a Ph.D. but have not yet finished your master’s you are eligible).
3. Demonstrate academic potential (GPA, publications, references, other awards/merits)
4. Program requirements recognize and exclude career breaks from timelines (eg, eldercare; maternity or paternity leave)
1. CV or resume: Must not exceed four (4) pages
2. Student response:
Undergraduate students: (300 Word limit per/question)
- Describe your experiences and interests related to physics, math, chemistry and engineering.
- Describe your interests in optics and photonics including but not limited to laser science, fiber optics, lens design, vision science, imaging and sensing, electrical or mechanical engineering, biomedical optics, quantum theory or applications.
Master’s students: (300 Word limit per/question)
- Describe any research, lab or classroom work related to optics and photonics including but not limited to laser science, fiber optics, lens design, vision science, imaging and sensing, electrical or mechanical engineering, biomedical optics, quantum theory or applications.
- Describe your goals related to optics and photonics (pursuing a Ph.D., working in industry, etc.).
3. Budget reflecting anticipated academic expenses and other sources of funding.
4. Copies of academic transcripts from the last 2-3 years demonstrating competence in physics or engineering.
5. Two letters of recommendation addressing your interest in optics as well as merits for receiving this scholarship.