The SPIE scholarship program also includes awards named in honor of individuals or programs. They are:
D.J. Lovell Scholarship ($11,000 annually)
The D.J. Lovell Scholarship is the Society's largest and most prestigious scholarship. This scholarship is sponsored by SPIE.
John Kiel Scholarship ($10,000 annually)
This scholarship is in honor of SPIE founding member, John Kiel, in recognition of his long-standing and significant contributions to the society. This scholarship is sponsored by SPIE and is awarded for student's potential for long-term contribution to the field of optics and optical engineering.
Laser Technology, Engineering, and Applications Scholarship ($5,000 annually)
The Laser Technology, Engineering, and Applications Scholarship is awarded in recognition of a student's scholarly achievement in laser technology, engineering, or applications. Funds are provided in part by a gift from the former Forum for Military Applications of Directed Energy, and in part by SPIE.
Optical Design and Engineering Scholarship
The Optical Design and Engineering Scholarship was established in honor of Bill Price and Warren Smith, both well-respected members of SPIE's technical community. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in the field of optical design and engineering.
BACUS Scholarship ($5,000 annually)
The BACUS Scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in the field of microlithography with an emphasis on optical tooling and/or semiconductor manufacturing technologies. This scholarship is sponsored by BACUS, the International Technical Group of SPIE dedicated to the advancement of photomask technology.