Strayer-Rairden Scholarship

Awarded to to an incoming student in the fall who has declared a physics or astronomy major. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit. The scholarship is renewable so long as a student remains in the declared major specified and maintains a 3.2 grade point average. The scholarship may be renewed for a total of four years or the completion of a baccalaureate degree, whichever comes first.

Physics and Astronomy
Supplemental Questions
  1. Describe your goals in the scientific world and the qualifications that contribute to your eligibility for winning the Strayer-Rairden Scholarship in Physics. Be thoughtful and creative, use your best writing skills, and proofread carefully.
  2. Letter of Recommendation Request: Please provide the name and email address for one individual affiliated with your academic record who can provide a recommendation on your behalf. Make sure you have the person’s full name and correct e-mail address. Once the reference name and email address is entered and you click “Save and Keep Editing” or “Finish and Submit”, an e-mail will be automatically sent to the individual completing your recommendation. That e-mail will contain the correct information on how to complete the recommendation. Please notify this person ahead of time to expect an email from us. After entering your reference information, we recommend that you check back on the portal to ensure that the reference has completed the recommendation by the scholarship deadline. You can check the status by clicking on the “References” tab located at the top center of the portal screen.

    Please Note: • You (Applicants) are not able to view the information submitted by the reference. • If you decide to change the reference after an email has already been sent to the original reference, please contact the individual and inform them that the recommendation is no longer needed.

  3. By signing below, I certify that all information contained in this application is true and correct. I also authorize The University of Iowa to release copies of this form and pertinent information to the scholarship selection committee.
    • 1. Signature (Type Full Name):
    • 2. Today's Date