Former student funds scholarships for next generation of physicists

StudentsA University of Sheffield graduate who completed his physics degree in 1950 will fund scholarships for new undergraduate students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Currently, undergraduate applicants to the University of Sheffield can apply for an Experience Sheffield Scholarship worth £1,200 each year of their degree. Thanks to a generous endowment by Dr Edward Ward, a number of additional scholarships will now be guaranteed to students starting an undergraduate course in the Department of Physics and Astronomy from 2019 onwards.

Students who meet the eligibility criteria for an Experience Sheffield Scholarship, and who intend to study a course in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, should complete the standard Experience Sheffield Scholarship application process to be considered for one of the scholarships funded by Dr Ward. The deadline for students starting their degree in 2019 is noon on Friday 29 March 2019.

Apply for an Experience Sheffield Scholarship

Successful applicants who go on to study one of our three-year BSc or four-year MPhys courses will receive £1,200 for each year of their course.

Dr Ward grew up in Rochdale and gained a BSc in Physics from the University of Sheffield in 1950, followed by a PhD in Metallurgy in 1955.

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Undergraduate study in the Department of Physics and Astronomy