Vincent Z. Peterson Scholarship

Vincent Z. Peterson Scholarship
Dr. Vincent Z. Peterson
1985 Hawaii Topical Conf. Public Forum - James D. Bjorken, Val L. Fitch, James W. Cronin, Samuel C.C. Ting, Leon Lederman, Peter Carruthers, Richard H. Dalitz, Karl Berkelman, Yuval Ne'eman, Vincent Z. Peterson
1965 Hawaii Topical Conf. - Vincent Z. Peterson, UH President Thomas Hamilton, Physics & Astronomy Chairman John Holmes


This scholarship commemorates the many contributions to physics and the Univ. of Hawaii by Vincent Z. Peterson, who was Professor of Physics and Principal Investigator of the UH High Energy Physics Group from 1962 until 1992.


The purpose of this fund is to support undergraduate students pursuing a degree in Physics or Astrophysics at the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Funds shall be used for costs associated with attendance (e.g. tuition, books, fees, etc.).


Students must satisfy the following:

  • full-time undergraduate physics or astrophysics major at UH Mānoa
  • minimum GPA of 3.0
  • some degree of need, not necessarily, as determined by federal guidelines


Students must submit the following:

  1. statement of need
  2. resume including UH Mānoa grade transcript
  3. recommendation from a UH Mānoa faculty member

Students should submit the application materials to the UH STAR System by the UH STAR deadline. The scholarship would be effective for the following academic year.