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.
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