University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Undergrad Scholarship

Harry and Viola St. Cyr Scholarship for Undergraduate Research


Provides financial support for summer or academic year research. A letter of recommendation from a sponsoring faculty member, with a commitment to act as research mentor, is required. Physics majors are eligible for this scholarship; Astrophysics majors are not.

2007 Vanessa Cheesbrough

Vanessa Cheesbrough was the 2007 recipient of the St. Cyr Scholarship. She is still undecided on a focus for her research, but would prefer to pursue experimental physics. She has been been interested in galactic structure and evolution, but her work in Professor Shaul Hanany's observational cosmology lab has sparked her interest in this area as well. Cheesbrough is originally from Brookings, South Dakota.

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