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Scholarships and Programs Available for Use by Students

Physics faculty are actively involved in their research. Many of the faculty secured external or internal sources of funding that allow them to hire students to do research. Please do not hesitate to contact individual faculty and ask them about research opportunities in their laboratories.   



Physics Internship Opportunities 


Hercules Endowed Scholarships

The Department of Physics is offering several full and partial tuition scholarships endowed by the Hercules Foundation.  Scholarships plus some book allowances are available in each discipline for declared academic majors in  physics who plan to pursue industrial, governmental, and academic employment or graduate school in these disciplines following graduation.  Candidate students should meet the following minimum qualifications: 

  1. Declared major in Physics.
  2. Sophomore, Junior, or Senior class standing during the academic year.
  3. Full time student status taking a minimum of 12 hours at UNF.
  4. Minimum overall GPA of 3.00 and minimum GPA of 3.00 in major with a minimum of 1 semester completed at UNF.
  5. Reside in Florida for tuition purposes.

Interested candidates should review the flyer and complete an application. They may submit their application, recommendation letters, and 1 page essay to Dr. Garner in person or via email. 


The Carolyn and Kenneth Shacter Scholarship

The Department of Physics offers a scholarship for each Fall term endowed by Carolyn and Kenneth Shacter to support students pursuing a degree in Physics. Candidate students should meet the following minimum qualifications: 

  1. Meet admission requirements and be accepted to the University of North Florida;
  2. Reside in Florida for tuition purposes;
  3. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00; and
  4. Declare a major in Physics.
Students awarded this scholarship must also agree to:
  1. Enroll full-time (12 credit hours) each semester and earn a minimum of 24 credits by the end of each academic year;
  2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0;
  3. Comply with all University regulations, rules, and codes of conduct governing students on campus;
  4. Consent to release grades to the Division of Institutional Advancement for the purpose of reporting to the Donor's; and
  5. Remain in good standing as a student.
Current recipients may apply for renewal and will be given preference pending availability of funding, and if all the preceding requirements have been met.


Interested candidates should review the flyer and complete an application. They may submit their application and a 1 page essay detailing their career aspirations to Dr. Garner in person or via email. 


Physics Teaching Apprenticeship Program

The Department of Physics is pleased to announce the launch of the Teaching Apprenticeship Program, an opportunity for our students to obtain real-world experience in the teaching environment.  Students who secure an apprenticeship are awarded $1,000.00 per semester.


Interested candidates should contact Dr. Warren Huelsnitz for more information, including guidelines and application dates.