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William M. Olson / Warren E. Taylor and Daniel D. Koleske Science and Engineering Scholarships

Offered by AVS New Mexico

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 1, 2024
Multiple awards worth

$3,000

Grade level

High School Senior

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

April 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a high school senior who will soon be graduating from a high school in the New Mexico Chapter area (New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arizona, and the portion of Texas in the mountain time zone) and subsequently pursuing a course of study in the physical sciences or engineering at an institution of higher education? If so, you may be eligible for the William M. Olson / Warren E. Taylor and Daniel D. Koleske Science and Engineering Scholarships! Each year, the scholarships award $3,000 to multiple eligible students who submit a transcript, two letters of recommendation, a 1-page statement regarding their goals, as well as their SAT/ACT scores. If you’re a college-bound high school senior residing in the AVS New Mexico Chapter area (New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arizona, and the portion of Texas in the mountain time zone), we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About AVS New Mexico

The AVS – Science & Technology Society is a non-profit professional society and a member of the American Institute of Physics (AIP). The AVS is the foremost professional organization for practitioners in the many diverse fields that depend on science and technology at low pressures and/or controlled atmospheres. The AVS is dedicated to advancing the science and technology of films and coatings, microelectronics, nanostructures, surfaces and interfaces, plasmas, vacuum, and manufacturing processes. The AVS membership includes technologists, physicists, chemists, materials scientists and engineers who conduct research in these fields and work with vacuum-related processing. The AVS/New Mexico Chapter (AVS/NM) membership includes residents of New Mexico, Oklahoma and that part of Texas in the Mountain Time Zone. A great deal of the Chapter activity centers around the Albuquerque/Los Alamos area because of the major scientific efforts at Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Intel and the University of New Mexico.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

High School Senior

Academic Interest

Engineering, Physical Sciences

State

Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

Essay

Academic transcript

Letters of Recommendation

SAT Score

ACT Score

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Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact AVS New Mexico at [email protected].

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