Call for the Elmer A. Fridley Scholarship in the Physical Sciences

Feb 11, 2020 | Awards & Funding

To: Chair Dine, Physics; Chair Zachos, Earth and Planetary Sciences; Chair Ravelo, Ocean Sciences; Chair Benjamin, Chemistry & Biochemistry; Chair Rockosi, Astronomy & Astrophysics; Chair Ginzburg, Mathematics
From: Dean Paul Koch
Subject: Call for the Elmer A. Fridley Scholarship in the Physical Sciences

Dear Colleagues:

The Elmer A. Fridley Scholarship in the Physical Sciences was established in 1989. The scholarship fund was set up as a result of a bequest to the University of California from the estate of William Fridley, a long-time resident of Santa Cruz County.

We are now soliciting nominations for an award of $1000 to be given at the beginning of the 2020-2021 academic year (Fall Quarter). Criteria are simple: the scholarship is awarded to an outstanding continuing undergraduate or graduate student in the physical sciences. Financial need is not a requirement, but scholarship recipients who receive financial aid will have their financial aid award reduced by the amount of the scholarship. In most cases, this will mean their loan amount will be reduced.

Please forward your electronic nominations to PBSci Analyst ( of the Physical and Biological Sciences Dean’s Office by Monday, April 20, 2020.

Each nomination packet should include:

  1. student’s name and address;
  2. a brief biographical sketch which includes future career goals/plans;
  3. a statement of support from the faculty member, or Department Chair, which includes a brief summary of the student’s career at UCSC
  4. academic records and any other information that provides convincing evidence of the academic excellence of the nominee.

If you have any questions regarding this award, please contact Paula directly.

Paul L Koch
Dean, Division of Physical & Biological Sciences
Professor, Earth & Planetary Sciences


Derek DeMarco, Department Manager, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Kathryn Baldwin, Department Manager, Mathematics
Lindsay Lauver, Acting Department Manager, Astronomy and Astrophysics
Cathy Murphy, Department Manager, Physics
Amy Kornberg, Department Assistant, Earth and Planetary Sciences
Rondi Robison, Department Manager. Ocean Sciences
Physical & Biological Sciences Graduate and Undergraduate Advisors

If you have any questions or comments, please contact