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Watch the TEAM-UP Together Scholarship Application Success Webinar hosted by our team in April, 2023, to get help with your application.

How does it work?

    1. Complete and submit your application by the deadline (next deadline will be in Spring). See below for application details.

    2. The TEAM-UP Together Scholarship Review Committee will consider two factors when reviewing your application:

    • Your commitment to pursuing a bachelor’s degree in physics or astronomy
    • Your level of financial need

    3. If you are selected to receive a scholarship, you will be notified prior to the next academic semester.

    4. You will be asked to submit a completed W-9 federal tax form (or equivalent for international students) and an automatic deposit form so that you can receive your funds.

    5. You will receive your scholarship funds within two weeks of submitting your W-9.

    Application Details

    To access the online application, you will first be asked to create an account. After creating an account, you will see four sections that make up your portion of the application. All sections must be completed and submitted to be considered. You will be able to save and edit your application before submitting.

    1. Applicant Information

    This section consists of a general information form. You will need to input your contact information and school details.

    2. Career Objectives and Financial Need

    This section consists of two written statements addressing the following:

    • Why you are pursuing a physics or astronomy degree and how this relates to your career goals and objectives (up to 300 words).
    • How the scholarship will address your financial need and support your continued scholarly development (up to 300 words).

    At the end of this section, you will also need to outline your degree plan, listing the physics, astronomy, and related courses you have already taken and plan to take each year until you complete your degree.

    3. (Optional) Activities Statement

    This section is optional. You can use it to describe any on- or off-campus activities that relate to your education, career plans, or financial need (up to 300 words).

    4. Transcript

    Upload a PDF copy of your current transcript. If you are unable to upload your transcript, you may email the file to with the subject line: Transcript - [Student Name].


    Once you complete the four sections and submit your portion of the application, you will be asked to submit contact information for your department chair and an additional recommender. We will email to your department chair and recommender asking them to submit their portions of the application.

    Certification of Academic Standing

    Your department chair will be asked to complete, sign, and submit a certification of your good academic standing.

    Letter of Recommendation

    Your recommender (a faculty member or equivalent adult who is familiar with your qualifications) will be asked to submit a letter of recommendation letter that addresses:

    • Your progress toward a physics or astronomy degree
    • Your potential for continued scholastic development in physics or astronomy
    • Your financial need (optional)

    Email with questions.