DIRECTED ENERGY PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY


DEPS Graduate Scholarships

Graduate Directed Energy Scholarships
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High Energy Laser (HEL) & High Power Microwave (HPM) Technologies

The Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS) is the premier organization for the exchange of information on the development and application of directed energy (DE), which includes both high energy lasers (HEL) and high power microwaves (HPM). DEPS fosters research and development of DE technology for national defense and civil applications through professional communication and education. The traditional academic disciplines involved in DE research include, but are not limited to, physics, electrical engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, materials sciences, optical sciences, optical engineering, and aerospace engineering.

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This program offered partial scholarships of up to $10,000 for the 2014-2015 school year. The number and amount of 2015-2016 scholarship awards will depend on available funding, which is provided by the High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office and by DEPS.

Requirements

DEPS is seeking qualified scholarship candidates for the 2015-2016 school year. Students must be full-time graduate students at a U.S. school for the term of the scholarship, and expected graduation for initial applicants must be no earlier than the end of the 2015-2016 school year. No more than one award will be made to students of any individual graduate advisor.

Candidates are expected to be interested in pursuing or currently studying the DE technology areas of HEL or HPM. The technical scope of acceptable research is the same as that of the Journal of Directed Energy and of DEPS meetings. Scholarship students have published in the Journal and made presentations at these technical meetings.

Students applying for this scholarship must be U.S. citizens or have demonstrated interest in becoming citizens. Citizens of other countries may apply, if they provide with the application package a letter of intent to become a U.S. citizen.

The term of the Scholarship is one year. Scholars may apply for support in the next year, but they have no advantage over other applicants. The requirement that a student have a year or more remaining before award of the degree is waived for current Scholars who are reapplying. An award made to a current Scholar graduating before May 2016 will be proportionately reduced.

Application Process

To apply for this scholarship, please send the following items to DEPS Scholarship Program, Directed Energy Professional Society, 7770 Jefferson Street NE, Suite 440, Albuquerque, NM, 87109.

  1. This DEPS scholarship application,
  2. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work, sent directly from the school to DEPS (see note below),
  3. Letter of interest in a specific DE technology and statement of proposed research,
  4. Letter of reference from a potential or current graduate research advisor including an assessment of the student's potential and description of facilities to be employed for the research, and
  5. Letter of intent to become U.S. citizen, if applicant is not a citizen.
Note: Previous applicants who are applying again this year need only submit transcripts that have changed since the last application. For example, a second-year graduate student who applied last year need not resubmit transcripts from undergraduate school.

The deadline for applications is 1 April 2015. Applications will be reviewed by the DEPS Board of Scientific and Engineering Advisors (BSEA) for potential scholarship award. The awards will be announced during the summer after applications are due.

If you have questions, please contact Mark Neice, DEPS Executive Director, at mark@deps.org.



Previous Scholarship Awards

2014-2015 Scholars

  • Brian Anderson, University of Central Florida
  • Christopher Dunn, Clemson University
  • Geoff Greening, University of Michigan
  • Kevin Landsman, University of Maryland
  • Tyler Rowe, University of Wisconsin
  • Drew Schiltz, Colorado State University
  • Michael Steinbock, Air Force Institute of Technology
  • Lucas Taylor, University of Minnesota

2013-2014 Scholars

  • Brian Anderson, University of Central Florida
  • Geoff Greening, University of Michigan
  • Conor Pogue, Naval Postgraduate School
  • Aaron Pung, Clemson University
  • Drew Schiltz, Colorado State University
  • Michael Steinbock, Air Force Institute of Technology

2012-2013 Scholars

  • Craig Ament, University of Arizona
  • Matthew Franzi, University of Michigan
  • George Laity, Texas Tech University
  • Benjamin Oliker, University of New Mexico
  • Daniel Ott, University of Central Florida
  • Aaron Pung, Clemson University
  • Mark Spencer, Air Force Institute of Technology
  • Christina Willis-Ott, University of Central Florida

2011-2012 Scholars

  • Craig Ament, University of Arizona
  • Shelby Lacouture, Texas Tech University
  • Benjamin Oliker, University of New Mexico
  • Daniel Ott, University of Central Florida
  • Zhigang Pan, University of Maryland
  • Jonathan Parson, Texas Tech University
  • Mark Spencer, Air Force Institute of Technology
  • Christina Willis, University of Central Florida

2010-2011 Scholars

  • Michael Day, University of Illinois - Urbana
  • Derreck Drachenberg, University of Central Florida
  • Matthew Franzi, University of Michigan
  • Darby Hewitt, university of Illinois - Urbana
  • George Laity, Texas Tech University
  • Keith Powell, University of Arizona
  • Mark Spencer, Air Force Institute of Technology
  • Christina Willis, University of Central Florida
  • Nathan Zameroski, University of New Mexico

2009-2010 Scholars

  • Derreck Drachenberg, University of Central Florida
  • David French, University of Michigan
  • Rich Gibson, Brigham Young University
  • Matt Opgenorth, University of Denver
  • Keith Powell, University of Arizona
  • Jason Readle, University of Illinois - Urbana
  • Zachary Roth, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Brian Woodard, University of Illinois - Urbana

2008-2009 Scholars

  • Derreck Drachenberg, University of Central Florida
  • Brad Hoff, University of Michigan
  • Michael Holloway, University of Maryland
  • Eric Montgomery, University of Maryland
  • Zachary Roth, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Donald Wittich, Notre Dame
  • Sheldon Wu, University of California San Diego
  • Joseph Zimmerman, University of Illinois

2007-2008 Scholars

  • Thomas Fitzgerald, Air Force Institute of Technology
  • William Hagerman, University of Central Florida
  • Brad Hoff, University of Michigan
  • Michael Holloway, University of Maryland
  • Paul Larsen, University of Maryland
  • Alice Nightingale, University of Notre Dame
  • Edward Nissen, University of Northern Illinois
  • Ryan Shea, University of Minnesota
  • Donald Wittich, University of Notre Dame
  • Sheldon Wu, University of California San Diego

2006-2007 Scholars

  • Thomas Fitzgerald, Air Force Institute of Technology
  • Brad Hoff, University of Michigan
  • John McCorkindale, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Alice Nightingale, University of Notre Dame
  • Edward Nissen, University of Northern Illinois
  • Daniel Roskey, University of Arizona
  • Donald Wittich, University of Notre Dame

2005-2006 Scholars

  • Brad Hoff, University of Michigan
  • John McCorkindale, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Nathan Moody, University of Maryland
  • Alice Nightingale, University of Notre Dame
  • Jason O'Daniel, University of Central Florida
  • Daniel Roskey, University of Arizona
  • Jed Simmons, University of Central Florida
  • Donald Wittich, University of Notre Dame

2004-2005 Scholars

  • Jeremy Ellis, University of Central Florida
  • John Harris, University of Maryland
  • Brad Hoff, University of Michigan
  • Kyungbum Kim, University of Central Florida
  • Jonathan Neumann, University of Maryland
  • Daniel Roskey, University of Arizona

 
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