Past Awards and Scholarships

Letisha on her way to Graduate SchoolRecent recipients (since 2000) of departmental awards are listed below. Further information on these and other scholarships can be found elsewhere.

2011 Award Winners ...

Kurt Baker
Matthys Du Toit
Matthew Heiskell
Ashley Martin

Zachary Williams
Colie Woods

Walter Schmid Award
The Walter Schmid Award is given annually to a graduating senior with a B.S., who, in the opinion of the physics faculty, shows great potential for contributing to the fields of theoretical or applied physics.

2013
Kurt Conroy Baker
2011
Zachary Cole Williams
2010
Erik Minges
2009
Thomas Shafer
2008
Colin Kreutzer
2007
Nicholas Woods
2006
William Zinicola
2005
Camilo Andres Alvarez (Dec)
2005
Galen Gresalfi
2004
Jerry Lee Jones
2003
Jacqueline Hanson
2002
Douglas King
2001
William Hodge
2000
G. Scott Watson

Hernandez Award
The Hernandez Award, established in 2003 by Professor Emerita Hildelisa Hernandez, recognizes outstanding academic achievement by a member of the junior class who is seeking the B.S. degree in physics.

2011
Runyon Colie Woods
2010
Iain Joseph
2009
Chelsea Hopkins
2008
Thomas Shafer
2007
Colin Kreutzer 
2006
Letisha McLaughlin
2005
Michael Grissom, Jr. 
2004
Camilo Andres Alvarez 
2003
Jerry Lee Jones

Marvin K. Moss Scholarship
This annual scholarship is named for Professor Emeritus Marvin K. Moss and is open to students in the physical sciences (Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics), with preference given to qualifying physics majors.

2013
Ben St Laurent  
2011
Matthew Heiskell Kurt Baker
2010
Zachary Williams Matthew Heiskell
2009
Kenneth Ells
2008
Matthew Reece
Kenneth Ells

Earl Bernard Wilson Scholarship
Initiated in 2003, this scholarship is designated for a student who is a declared physics major, married, and who demonstrates financial need. While the primary consideration is need, the recipient must have at least a 2.50 GPA on all work attempted at UNCW.

2011
Kurt Baker
2010
Brian Kay
2003
Jerry Lee Jones

Center for Marine Science Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Initiated in 2011, the scholarship recipients are expected to conduct an independent research project in an area of marine science under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Students will be required to present the results of their work at the UNCW Showcase of Undergraduate Research in April . To be eligible for consideration, students must:  Have junior or senior standing; have a declared major in the Department to which they apply; have a GPA of at least 3.0; and, be able to conduct an independent research project in an area of marine science under the supervision of a faculty advisor.

2011
Iain Joseph

Bookstore Scholarships
Each year the University Bookstore provides two scholarships for deserving physics students. The scholarships must be used toward the purchase of textbooks/supplies in the University Bookstore.

2011
Ashley Martin Matthys Du Toit
2010
Ashley Martin Andrew Whitley
2009
Chelsea Hopkins Erik Minges 
2008
Chelsea Hopkins Graham Medlin
2007
Erik Minges Thomas R. Shafer  
2006
Letisha McLaughlin Diana Streng  
2005
Michael Grissom, Jr. Joseph Shane Martin
2004
Camilo Andres Alvarez Galen Gresalfi
2003
Elaine Braman Jerry Lee Jones
2002
Jacqueline Hanson  Michael Williams
2001
Laura Abernathy  Douglas King
2000
Dougless Bonessi William Hodge

Jefferson Lab Fellowships
Students have been selected to spend two months of their summer at the Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory, to assist Dr. Gan in developing a low energy recoil detector for experiments testing predictions of QCD (Quantum Chromodynamics). Students in the program are supported by research grants from NSF and Jefferson Lab.

2013
Tamara McNeel Nate Dzbenski Kyle Bowman
2011
Samuel Biddle Steve Bache
2010
Anthony Tatum Runyon Colie Woods
2009
Erik Minges Margaret Schneider
2008
Erik Minges
2007
Matthew Reece Dustin Woolford
2006
Nicolette Kostecki  Christopher Mauney
2005
Michael Grissom, Jr Letisha McLaughlin Nicholas Woods
2004
Rogan Cronin Galen Gresalfi James Sheffield

J. Marshall Crews Scholarship
The J. Marshall Crews Scholarship for Science was established to honor Dr. J. Marshall Crews, an original member of Wilmington College and retired senior administrator of UNCW. Recipients must be a rising junior or senior majoring in science (marine science, earth sciences, chemistry, mathematics, physics, physical oceanography or environmental science). It is merit-based and provides tuition, fees, books and supplies. The recipients are known as Crews Scholars. Contact the Department of Biology and Marine Biology.
Physics Recipients:

2010
Ashley Marie Martin
2004
Camilo Andres Alvarez

"To those of you who received honors, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you, too, can be president of the United States." - George W. Bush.


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