SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarships
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 optics, photonics or a related field.
Students are eligible to receive one (1) Education Scholarship for each academic level including high school, undergraduate, Master's and PhD.
Preference may be given to those who have not received any previous awards from SPIE.
Students who have obtained a PhD are not eligible to apply.
The Education Scholarship award amounts vary from $2,500 to $11,000 and typically support tuition, books, research activities, and other education-related expenses.
If awarded the Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship, funds must be used for the 2017-2018 academic year (Aug 2017-Jul 2018).
Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship Application (OPEN)
Deadline: 15 February 2017
All Students, both full- and part-time are eligible to apply.
- You must be a Student Member of SPIE. Standard Student Membership Fee is $20 (US).
- High school, pre-university, secondary school students will receive a one-year complimentary Student Membership. Fill in the Pre-College Membership Application Form and return to email@example.com
- Must be enrolled in an optics or photonics program or related field at an accredited school
- Must be in school for the full academic year beginning Fall 2017
- Two recommendations are required. Family members/relatives/students are not eligible to write recommendations.
- If applicable, all Annual Scholarship Reports must be on file with SPIE if you received a scholarship previously. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm that your report is on file (if applicable).
- Incomplete applications will not be submitted for consideration.
- All students will be notified of the results of their application in May
The key criterion in evaluating and ranking applications is the "prospect for long-term contribution that the granting of an award will make to the field of optics, photonics or related field." Need, in and of itself, shall not be considered as a criterion.
All 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, and graduate students will be judged relative to other applicants with similar educational backgrounds.
The SPIE Scholarship Committee Team