Dennis Bennett Physics & Astronomy Scholarship

College of Science and Engineering

If the recipients are invited to CoSE Donors event in late October 2024, they are highly encouraged to attend the event.

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

  • Awarding Department: Physics & Astronomy.
  • Scholarship Intent: To support undergraduates (juniors/seniors) in the Department of Physics & Astronomy who demonstrate outstanding academic merit and financial need.
  • Criteria: Academic merit (broadly defined to include grades, research activities, physics/astronomy-related extracurricular activities, service & leadership to fellow students, department, and broader community, obstacles/challenges faced and overcome) and financial need.
  • Major: B.A/B.S. Physics, any concentration
  • Class Level: Undergrad: Junior & Senior
  • Enrollment Status: Continuing SF State student, Currently enrolled new admit, Entering student, Continuing and entering students.
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: 9 UNITS;
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: No.
  • Citizenship: Any.
  • GPA: Undergrad GPA: 3.0
  • Contact Person: Roger Dang
  • Campus Address: TH 334
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway, San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415) 338-2993
  • Email:
  • Web page:
  • Amount of Award: Varies
  • 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).