Peggy Dixon Two-Year Scholarship
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Overview & Application Instructions
Based on scholarship, potential and SPS participation, this $2,000 award is intended for students who are transitioning from a two-year college into a physics bachelor's degree program. The scholarship is named in memory of Dr. Peggy A. Dixon (pictured at left), SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma Historian from 1992-2003.
To be eligible for this award a student must have completed at least one semester or quarter of the introductory physics sequence, and be currently registered in the appropriate subsequent physics courses (details below).
In determining the recipient(s), the SPS Scholarship Committee shall consider the following:
- High scholarship performance both in physics and overall studies;
- The exhibition of the potential and intention for continued scholastic development in physics; and
- Active participation in SPS programs.
These three criteria are given equal weight.
Letters from at least two faculty members must be filed in support of your application as with all other SPS Scholarships. However, one of these letters must be from a current two-year physics faculty member familiar with you and your qualifications. Letters should comment on you in light of each of the three criteria to the extent possible.
The award will be granted in two equal installments, the first after satisfactory completion of the two-year college introductory physics sequence and the second after verification from the SPS advisor at the physics BS institution that at least one semester or quarter of appropriate physics courses has been completed.
Application instructions will be posted in mid-November.
Note: Awardees will be required to submit a completed W-9 federal tax form before funds dispersal—download form at: www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf