The sticker price for tuition may seem absurdly high, but generous donors and the government have set up many ways for you to get assistance in handling those bills. Available are both need-based grants determined solely on your parents’ income and assets, as well as merit-based scholarships and prizes for which you can compete. Graduate school stipends, in particular, are primarily determined by your aptitude and accomplishments during college.
We’ll also try to include some of the honors and awards that Wash. U. gives out here that don’t necessarily include money, but that may look good on a resume anyway.
If you’re young, now is a good time to start seeing the questions and the type of resume you’ll have to build to be a successful college or PhD fellowship applicant. If you’re about to apply, hopefully this will be a good partial list to start you on your search for funding.
(You usually get paid to go to physics Ph.D. programs and get a tuition waiver too; the benefit of applying for a fellowship is that you get a bigger stipend and less homework-grading/teaching responsibilities)
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