!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd"> Virginia Tech Department of Physics - Student Honors

In addition to the departmental scholarships and awards, our students have been very successful in recent years in garnering scholarships and awards at the College, University, and National levels. The following is a representative list of their achievements.


Undergraduate Awards

National Awards:


Virginia Tech Awards:

  • College of Science Outstanding Graduating Senior Award
  • College of Science Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award
  • College of Science Scholarships
    • Dean's Roundtable Scholar
      • 2006: Brian Joseph Skinner
    • Dean's Rising Senior Scholarship

      Students that are upcoming seniors that have demonstrated strong academic achievement or leadership skills.

      • 2005: Annalisa Pawlosky
    • Robert T. Lawson and John R. Lawson Scholarship

      The recipient of this scholarship is selected from the Dean's Rising Senior finalists.

      • 2006: Brian Joseph Skinner
    • Accenture Scholarship

      Annual awards for juniors or seniors. Selection based on academic achievement.

      • 2007: James Dowd
    • Robert C. Bates Scholarship

      The recipient of this scholarship is selected from the Dean's Rising Junior finalists.

      • 2006: James Dowd
    • Robert C. Davis Scholarship
      • 2009: Courtney Laughlin
    • Dean's Rising Sophomore Scholarship

      Students that are upcoming sophomores that have demonstrated strong academic achievement or leadership skills.

      • 2008: Charles James Baker
    • David and Ruth Henderson Scholarship

      This scholarship is awarded in the spring of each year to students enrolled in or entering the areas of Geological Sciences, Physics, Biology, or Chemistry with a preference given to students in Geology. Applicants should be well-rounded, demonstrating a balance of academic achievement and involvement in extracurricular activities.

      • 2006: Sean Settle
      • 2005: David William Erickson, Brian Joseph Skinner
    • Leonard and Melva Harris Scholarship (established 2004)

      This scholarship is awarded to students from Southwestern Virginia entering or enrolled in the College of Science and who are planning to pursue a degree in one of the sciences. The student must demonstrate high academic achievement.

    • New Freshman Scholarship
      • 2006: Kevin Daniel Finelli, Julian McMorrow
  • Hatcher Scholarship in Mathematics (established 1975)
    • 2008: Siddarth Venkat
    • 200?: David William Erickson
    • 1994: Andrew John Landahl
  • Harry Lynde Bradley Scholarship in Engineering (since 1988)
  • Sigma Xi Research Award - awarded by the Sigma Xi Virginia Tech Chapter
  • ΦΚΦ Scholarships - awarded by the ΦΚΦ Virginia Tech Chapter
    • 2011: Siddharth Venkat (Outstanding Senior)
    • 2007: Brian Joseph Skinner (Chapter Scholarship)
    • 2006: David William Erickson (Medallion Award, Chapter Scholarship)


Masters Awards

Virginia Tech Awards:



Doctorate Awards

National Awards:


Virginia Tech Awards:



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