Loretta Dauwe was a professor and chair in UM-Flint Physics. She passed away in 2006. Throughout her career, she was a role model for underrepresented populations in her field.

This scholarship exists to offer aid in her name.



  1. Current undergraduate student enrolled at the University of Michiganā€Flint in good academic standing and making satisfactory academic progress towards a declared major or minor in Physics.
  2. The scholarship aims to support students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the field of Physics.
  3. Scholarship awards may be renewable if applicants continue to meet eligibility criteria and reapply each year.


A written essay outlining the need for scholarship funding is required. Please submit your essay in the text box below. 500 word maximum

If a reapplication, the applicant can choose to either write a new essay, or use the essay on file.


I have read and agree that all statements made in this application are true and correct to the best of my knowledge. Deliberate falsification or misrepresentation will result in forfeiture of scholarship(s) received from the University of Michigan-Flint. I realize that when I accept scholarships, my directory information may be used for news releases.


Note: If a recipient fails to enroll, cancels, or withdraws for any term covered by the scholarship award, the amount of the award for that term and any succeeding terms will be forfeited and returned to the scholarship account. Any request for an exception to this policy must be submitted in writing to the Physics Program Director prior to, or at the time of, cancellation or withdrawal. The Physics Program must approve these requests. If an award is forfeited, students will be responsible for any resulting tuition charges or fees.

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