Freshman Merit Scholarships

These awardees receive differing levels of scholarship funds (as noted below) for their freshmen year at Illinois State University in order to facilitate talented high school students in pursuing their physics degree at Illinois State University.

For information on Applying for Freshmen Merit Scholarships, click here.

Robert D. Young Physics Scholar Award ($2,000 Scholarship)

Einbinder award
  • 2014   Zachary R. Romersberger
  • 2013   James T. Lee
  • 2012   Keegan P. MacDonna
  • 2011   Logan D.Nelson
  • 2010   Austin D. Stephens
  • 2009   Matthew Ware
  • 2008   Matthew D. Rendall
  • 2007   Isaac P. Einbinder
  • 2006   Kyle M. Wade
  • 2005   Timothy P. Garvin
  • 2004   Matthew J. Herzau
  • 2003   None
  • 2002   Ross J. Sorensen

Physics Alumni Scholar Award ($1,500 Scholarship as of 2007)

Dipero award
  • 2014   Noah A. Osman
  • 2013   Kevin Winberg
  • 2012   James W. Ellis
  • 2011   Derek J-L Jennings
  • 2010   Erik Quinn
  • 2009   John Nevins
  • 2008   Kaitlyn C. Lunte
  • 2007   Anthony J. Dipiero
  • 2006   Michael L. Lawson
  • 2005   Matthew R. Erickson
  • 2004   Christopher J. Bush
  • 2003   None
  • 2002   Eric R. Coons
  • 2001   Sarah E. Radovich

Dale M. Shulaw Scholar Award ($1,000 Scholarship)

Dipero award
  • 2014   Fred N. Friedl IV
  • 2013   Tess Marie Hinshaw
  • 2012   Joshua J. Olsen
  • 2011   Husam B. Diab
  • 2010   Drew Steinacher
  • 2009   Kristin Olsen
  • 2008   Eric A. Meier
  • 2007   Andrea L. Hesselbach
  • 2006   Phillip D. Ferguson
  • 2005   Randi R. Prettyman
  • 2004   Sawyer D. Campbell
  • 2003   Rebecca E. Wenning
  • 2002   Shawn C. Joy
  • 2001   Nathaniel R. Beavers

Physics Department Book Award ($500 Scholarship each)

  • 2014   Kieran L. Blakemore-Adeoye, Robert J. Jatho, and Prestin C. van Mieghem
  • 2013   Zachary D. Fredenberg, Alan Morales, and Michael H. Starzyk
  • 2012   Nicole A. Campbell, Brian K. Droege, Kevin M. Hickey, and Shayne McIlvoy
  • 2011   Erik R. Fjeldheim, Christopher G. Stark, and James F. Turley
  • 2010   Jade M. Exley and Sean T. Senf
  • 2009   Gregory Humiston, Jasen Massey, Daniel Riodan, and Ben Shields
  • 2008   Devdeep Banerji, Tom A. Galloway, Sara O'Toole, Benjamin J. Rogers, and Anthony T. Tomaras
  • 2007   David Cohen, Joseph D. Harden, Kyle T. Kalk, Jacob D. Lay, Devin J. Lyons, Tyler J. Rainey, and Michael J. Sowa
  • 2006   Brian M. Pufahl and Daniel J. Maynard
  • 2005   Anthony Battaglia, Garret L. Spiek, and Kyle T. Walker
  • 2004   John R. Barthe, Kevin M. Cooley, Alex J. Jurasek, and John R. Metzler
  • 2003   Justin C. Corcoran, Nathan A. Torres, Josh D. Wondra, and Cameron J. Wright
  • 2002   Paul A. Johnson, Christina M. Knudson, Martin D. Rebbec, Jr., and David E.Sweeney
  • 2001   Erik J. Eddington and Jonathon Brome Fesler