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    Date Posted: 
    Tuesday, March 8, 2022

    Wyant College Internal Scholarships

    OSC’s 2022-2023 academic year departmental scholarships are now available for application.

    Deadline: March 20, 2022 at 11:59pm

    If you will be an active student in a OSC undergraduate or graduate program next academic year (22-23), you are encouraged to apply!  This is the single major scholarship opportunity for OSC students, with almost $100K in total scholarship funds being awarded for 22-23. These scholarships are provided by generous OSC donors and are only for our students, so your odds of being awarded are much higher than many other opportunities. Additionally, application is quick and easy as completion of a single scholarship application will automatically apply you to all OSC scholarships in which you are eligible!

    The application process will take place online via Scholarship Universe, UA’s official scholarship management system.  Be sure that your Scholarship Universe student profile is complete and up to date.  This can be done by updating your answers to previously answered Profile Questions. This is important to accurately match you to 22-23 scholarshipsFind a short guidelines document here, to help you navigate the system. Find helpful Scholarship Universe instructional videos along with information on in person workshops.


    • Be sure that your Scholarship Universe profile question responses are updated to reflect your status for the upcoming 22-23 academic year (i.e. grade level, research, etc.).
    • If you are a graduating senior who is plans to start an OSC graduate program next year (22-23), be sure that your Scholarship Universe profile reflects that you will be a graduate student.  If not, you will not be matched to graduate student scholarship opportunities for which you might be eligible.
    • Some scholarships require demonstrated financial need, which is determined by completion of a 22-23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for U.S. citizens. File your 22-23 FAFSA here, first.


    External Opportunities

    ASTRONAUT SCHOLARSHIP:  Campus deadline to apply is February 28.

    For sophomores and juniors in STEM fields who intend to pursue research or advance their field upon completion of their final degree(s). 

    Application Information for Astronaut Scholarship

    OPTICA Women in Optics Scholarship:  March 15 Deadline (to be awarded to OSC student)

    Optica seeks to support women demonstrating enthusiasm and passion for optics and photonics. The Optica Women Scholars Scholarship provides visibility, community, and resources for 20 women annually via financial support of $10,000. Additionally, they will receive professional development resources from the society, including membership and mentorship.

    The application is now open! Apply here before March 15, 2022 or at

    Learn more about the scholarship from Janet Fender at Prism Week (video)!

    Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship in Optical Design Award 2022:  March 31 Deadline

    The Scholarship is to be awarded to a student of optical design, where the term 'optical design' is meant to include lens design, illumination design and computational optical design. 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.

    Application Information for the Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship 

    Undergraduate Student Internship Opportunity

    The John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education (Gardner Institute) is looking for an Undergraduate Intern for Summer 2022! Interns are given the opportunity to collaborate alongside Gardner Institute staff on work related to student success and increasing equity in higher education. Each intern is expected to complete a project by the end of their term. Interns will receive a stipend of $1,500 per semester and academic credit may also be available. All internships are online at this time.

    To apply for one of our internships, please complete the Internship FormThe application is due March 15 at 5 pm ET.