Michael & Greta McKinney Physics & Astronomy Scholarship

College of Science and Engineering

Recipients are highly encouraged to attend the CoSE Donors event in November 2023.

Scholarship Award Period: This Scholarship will be awarded in the Fall semester.

  • Awarding Department: Physics and Astronomy
  • Scholarship Intent: To support a Senior (graduating Dec. 2023 or May/Aug. 2024) majoring in Physics/Astronomy, based on academic merit and financial need.
  • Criteria:
    1) Must apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Application. Must have financial need as determined by FAFSA or the California Dream Application.
    2) Student must be in good academic standing, supply a transcript through their junior year, two letters of recommendations, and a letter of interest, including a career plan.
  • Major: Single: Physics & Astronomy
  • Class Level: Undergrad: Senior; Grad: N/A
  • Enrollment Status: Current/Continuing
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: 3 UNITS; Grad: N/A
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Must file a FAFSA or CA Dream application
  • Citizenship: US Citizen/Perm Resident
  • GPA: NO Min. GPA required.
  • Contact Person: Roger Dang
  • Campus Address: TH 334
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway, San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415) 338-1659
  • Email: rogerd@sfsu.edu
  • Web page:http:// www.physics.sfsu.edu
  • Number of Awards: varies

Physics & Astronomy
Supplemental Questions
  1. Submit an essay (250-750 words) addressing: (a) your future career goals and how this scholarship will help you pursue them; (b) an explanation of your financial need; (c) your participation in research activities at SF State or as part of an REU program, and/or your participation in extracurricular activities or jobs that speaks to your leadership and/or service to your community; (d) obstacles and challenges you have faced and any lessons you have learned.
  2. One letter of recommendation from a college instructor related to your major (due by the established deadline).
  3. A second letter of recommendation from a college instructor, employer, or a person knowledgeable about your physics and/or astronomy research and/or extracurricular activities that can speak to your leadership and/or service contributions to your community (due by the established deadline).
  4. Upload all college transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable).