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Stephen F. Austin

Scholarship Opportunities

The College of Sciences and Mathematics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy have many scholarships available. Some scholarships are based on merit, while others have a need-based, as well as merit, criteria. Criteria that may be used to determine recipients include class rank, high school or college GPA, scores on the ACT, SAT or other standardized tests, leadership activities, major, class-level, and performance. Scholarship amounts range from $100 to $10,000. Some are renewable based upon academic performance, while others are one-time awards.

In addition to those opportunities provided through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, the Department of Physics and Astronomy offers a number of scholarships to well-qualified students majoring in physics. Inquiries regarding scholarships should be directed to the chair of the physics and astronomy department. Beginning freshmen are advised to make application for a scholarship during their senior year in high school. Part-time employment opportunities within the department are usually available to physics majors and minors, astronomy minors, and engineering minors who have completed, with good academic records, a portion of their physics, astronomy and engineering courses.

Financial Aid

Listed below is the financial aid counselor list. They use last name, so typically students will keep the same counselor throughout their time at SFA.

  • Necole Beason A-D ibeason@sfasu.edu
  • Lashanda Parkhurst F-K lbparkhust@sfasu.edu
  • Tammy Mitchum E, K-M mitchumtm@sfasu.edu
  • Sara Williams O-S wilkersosa@sfasu.edu
  • Donna story T-Z Dstory@sfasu.edu


Department of Physics, Engineering, and Astronomy, P.O. Box 13044 SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3044 - Office: (936)468-3001
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