Laverne & Ted Jones Astrophysics Scholarship
This scholarship 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.
2023 Jones Scholarship Recipients
"Izzy" is originally from White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Her research interests include novae, exoplanets, and dark matter.
2022 Jones Scholarship Recipients
Mason is from Fridley, Minnesota. He plans to use the scholarship to help pay for tuition and to be able to continue with research. "I am currently conducting research in the astrophysics department regarding galaxies hosting galactic outflows and their properties. It covers both observational and theoretical astrophysics, which are very fascinating to learn about."
Kyra is originally from Westerville, Ohio. She will use the money to help pay for textbooks and tuition. "I'm most interested in satellite technology and observational astrophysics."
2021 Jones Scholarship Recipients
Samuel Corey is from North Mankato, MN. He plans to use the scholarship to assist with paying tuition.His area of focus is Multimessenger astronomy, studying binary star systems.
2020 Jones Scholarship Recipients
Arunn is from Malaysia. The award will give him "the capacity to carry out research and explore further outlets of academia." He is currently researching theoretical simulations of stellar hydrodynamics and observational infrared astronomy.
Anne is from Chaska, MN. She plans to use the award money for tuition. She is "currently learning how to analyze data collected by VERITAS to study active galactic nuclei and blazar variability." She is also part of the University of Minnesota Small Satellite team, where she is learning about X-ray detectors.
Ian is from Woodridge, IL. He plans to use the award money, "to worry less about paying for tuition and enjoy being able to put more time into my research work over the summer." He is currently interested in elementary particle physics, though he hopes to start research on galaxies or dark matter.
2018 Jones Scholarship Recipients
Now at the University of California, Berkeley
Now at the University of Pennsylvania