Scholarships & Opportunities Corner

    Date Posted: 
    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    Many exciting opportunities are currently available for students of all levels! Check them out below. And don't hesitate to apply!

    Scholarships and Fellowships

    2021 Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship in Optical Design 

    The Scholarship is to be awarded to a student of optical design, where the term 'optical design' is meant to include both lens design and illumination design. OSC student have been awarded this scholarship in recent years Brandon Hellman was selected as the 2020 recipient and in 2018 another OSC student, Caleb Gannon was selected. 

    • Deadline: March 31, 2021
    • The candidate must meet the entry criteria for the chosen course of study or research.
    • The candidate must have at least one year after the award to completion of their chosen course of study.

    Raytheon Missiles & Defense SPY-6 Scholarship

    Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, has begun accepting applications for its SPY-6 scholarship to benefit U.S. Navy student veterans. In partnership with Student Veterans of America (SVA), two $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to sailors who pursue a degree at an accredited university and demonstrate leadership in their local community. Applications will be accepted on the SVA website from Jan. 13 to April 5, 2021. 

    Funding Opportunities

    UA Richard H. Tyler Student Emergency Fund Application

    The Richard H. Tyler Student Emergency Fund is intended to cover temporary costs that may hinder a student from succeeding academically or from meeting their basic needs. Traditionally students may only apply for assistance once per academic year, but due to the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our students’ success, the federal government has provided additional funds for those demonstrating exceptional need and all students enrolled for Spring 2021 are eligible to apply at this time. 

    Graduate RA and TA Opportunities

    Imaging and Applied Optics Lab Seeking PhD Student

    The Imaging and Applied Optics Lab, directed by Prof. Liang, is looking for a PhD student with strong interest in optical design and metrology for an NSF-supported project. If interested, please contact Prof. Liang (