Physics Scholarships

Jim Bateman Scholarship

Mr. Jim Bateman, a friend of Weber State University and the College of Science, established this scholarship in 1996 to support a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in Physics.

Pope and Grace Burkhart Research Fellowship

The Pope and Grace Burkhart Research Fellowship honors the grandparents of Dr. F. Ann Millner, president of Weber State University. This fellowship is awarded annually on a competitive basis to a student wishing to pursue a summer research project in collaboration with a faculty member in the Department of Physics.

Mary Margaret Clarke Scholarship

Dr. Robert A. and Mrs. Margaret D. Clarke established this scholarship in 1993 in memory of their daughter, Mary Margaret, who died along with other Weber State students and their debate coach in an automobile accident in 1966. When Margaret passed away in 1999, Dr. Clarke, his family and friends further enhanced the scholarship fund in Margaret’s honor. The late Dr. Clarke was a Professor of Physics and a long-time administrator at Weber College. He held many influential positions, including serving as Dean of the Faculty and Administrative Vice President.

Galli Scholarship

A few years ago, when Dr. Ron Galli was Dean of the College of Science, he and his wife Cheryl desired to make a major contribution to Weber State University. They wanted their donation to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who would benefit from it. Also, they wanted the gift to outlive them and gain in value over time. A fully funded scholarship endowment seemed like the perfect choice.

Dr. Galli wrote, “We have received immeasurable satisfaction and happiness as we witness students, whom initially we had never met, be able to further their education in physics, improve their lives, and move on to successful careers. “

H. Paul Huish Scholarship

Named in honor of Dr. H. Paul Huish who was at Weber State from 1946–1983, the H. Paul Huish Scholarship was established by Dr. Huish’s family and friends to memorialized Dr. Huish’s legacy at Weber State. Dr. Huish was a Professor of Physics and served as Chair of the Division of Math and Physical Science from 1963-1968. Family members, as well as former students, continue to contribute to the endowment to honor Dr. Huish and support students majoring in physics.