Provides financial assistance to qualified undergraduate students majoring in Astrophysics in the School of Physics and Astronomy. It recognizes the importance of astrophysics as a core science and aims to encourage capable and motivated students to pursue careers in this discipline.
2020 Swanson Scholarship Recipients
Dan is from Little Falls, MN. He intends to use this award to pay for the GRE and graduate school applications. He enjoys learning about stellar evolution and particle acceleration in intense and turbulent environments. He is also interested in high energy and plasma physics.
Hannah is from Minneapolis, MN. She is hoping to use this money to pay for a study abroad experience at the University of Oslo in 2021. There, she would study Astrophysics and Physics courses such as Stellar Atmospheres and Plasma Physics. Hannah is interested in many areas, but particularly quantum physics and cosmology.
Ramona is from Neenah, WI. She plans to use the scholarship towards tuition as she wraps up her final three semesters of undergraduate study. She is interested in finding creative ways to educate and share the wonder of modern astrophysics research with the public. Science communication is her focus for the future.
2019 Swanson Scholarship Recipients
Jordan is from Richfield, MN. She plans to use the money to pay for tuition. She is interested in a broad range of astrophysics research.