2019 Optics & Photonics Education Scholarships
All applicants must meet the following requirements in order for the application to be forwarded for consideration:
- Student membership in SPIE must be in good standing throughout the review process (February 15 - June 30). Should your membership lapse during the review process, your application will be removed from further consideration.
- Two (2) recommendations are required and must be received before you can submit your application by 5:00 pm (Pacific Standard Time) on February 15. Family members, relatives and students are not eligible to submit a recommendation.
- If applicable, your annual scholarship report must be on file with SPIE if you have received a previous scholarship(s).
- Must be enrolled in a program related to optics and photonics and in school for the full year beginning Fall 2019 (Aug 2019-Apr 2020).
- The education scholarship cannot be used for outreach activities, travel to meetings that are not organized by SPIE, lab equipment/supplies. If the intended use is for inappropriate activities, the application will be removed from further consideration.
- Applicants are eligible to receive one (1) Education Scholarship for each academic level (high school, undergraduate, Master's and PhD).
- Preference may be given to those who have not received any previous awards from SPIE.
- Applicants who have received a terminal degree (MD, JD, PhD, etc.) are not eligible to apply.
- Incomplete applications will be removed from consideration.
The Optics and Photonics Education Scholarships are available to SPIE student members located anywhere in the world, in high school (pre-university/secondary), undergraduate and graduate programs, who are studying in a field related to optics and photonics.
The Education Scholarships typically support tuition, books, research activities, and other education-related expenses. If awarded, the funds must be used for the 2019-2020 academic year (Aug 2019-Jul 2020).
Education Scholarship applications are judged on their own merit based on the experience and education level of the individual student. High school (pre-university/secondary school), undergraduate, post-secondary and graduate students will be judged relative to other applicants with similar educational backgrounds.
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