University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Undergrad Scholarship

Erwin Marquit and Doris Grieser Marquit Undergraduate Scholarship


Recognizes exceptional promise in an African American or Native American physics major based on academic achievement. Physics majors are eligible for this scholarship; Astrophysics majors are not.
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Pedro Angulo-Umana

Angulo-Umana wins 2017 Marquit Scholarship

Pedro Angulo-Umana won the 2017 Erwin Marquit and Doris Grieser Marquit Undergraduate Scholarship. He was born in Costa Rica and grew up in Bentonville, Arkansas. He plans on using the award money to help pay for his undergraduate degree. His research is focused on theoretical physics and mathematical physics.

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2014 Henry Duran

Henry won the Marquit-Grieser Scholarship. He is interested in particle physics research and his advisor is Professor Greg Palowski. He will use his scholarship to help cover the cost of tuition. Henry was born in Frankfurt, Germany.

Charles D. Brown II

2012 Charles D. Brown II

Charles Brown won the 2012 Marquit Undergraduate Scholarship. The focus of his research is magnetic properties of materials, which is studying under Professor Dan Dahlberg. am currently working with professor Dalhberg. He plans to use the award to help pay for tuition.
He is originally from Las Vegas, Nevada.


2010 Simon Gebrehiwet

Simon Gebrehiwet won the Erwin Marquit and Doris Grieser Marquit Undergraduate Scholarship. Originally from St.Paul, his main interests are quantum mechanics, SUSY, and string theory. He enjoys learning the ideas and work that has been done in these fields. He also appreciates what the scientists before have done and is happy that he has the chance to learn in this vast sea of physics.

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