Stoicheff Memorial Scholarship
Recognizing student research excellence and community engagement.
Established in 2011 with the Canadian Association of Physicists Foundation (CAPF), this program pays tribute to Boris P. Stoicheff, an internationally renowned laser spectroscopist and former President of the OSA (1976) and CAP (1983-84).
This scholarship is awarded to a graduate student who has demonstrated both research excellence and significant service the society or the physics community. The scholarship rotates annually between the Optica Foundation (odd years) and CAP Foundation (even years).
Submit a paper to FiO+LS and opt into the competition. Learn more on the conference website.
The submitting author must opt-in to the competition during the regular paper submission process and follow all of the instructions provided on the submission site.
Paper Submission Deadline: 01 January 0001
- Have an accepted paper at FiO or CAP conference.
- Be an Optica Student Member.
- Be a full-time graduate student studying astronomy, chemistry, electrical engineering, medical physics, or an optics, photonics, or physics related subject.
- Demonstrate community service, which may include but is not limited to: leadership in a student association or other student organization or as a volunteer with Optica or CAPF.
- Short answer questions
- In 250 words or less, describe how you first became interested in optics/photonics/physics
- In 250 words or less, describe your community service activities.
- GPA certification (unofficial transcript)
- One reference letter
Washington University in St. Louis, USA
- Lin Lin, Washington University in St. Louis, USA (2023)
- Kate Fenwick, University of Ottawa / NRC, Canada (2022)
- Murat Yessenov, CREOL, University of Central Florida, USA (2021)
- Matthew Robbins, University of Waterloo (2020)
- An Pan, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, China (2019)
- Robin Puchert, Universität Regensburg, Germany (2018)
- Aimee K. Gunther, University of Waterloo (2018)
- Ali Kazemi Jahromi, University of Central Florida, USA (2017)
- Christopher Pugh, University of Waterloo, Canada (2016)
- Itai Epstein, Tel-Aviv University, Israel (2015)
- Juan Nicolas Quesada, University of Toronto, Canada (2014)
- Yanhui Zhao, Penn State University, USA (2013)
- Wilson Brenna, University of Waterloo, Canada (2012)
When administered by Optica,the recipient is selected by the FiO+LS conference chairs.