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Giving to the Physics Department

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Department of Physics and Astronomy. You can “help where it’s needed most” by giving to the Physics Enrichment Fund, which funds a range of priorities. You can also contribute to any of the funds listed below—or start your own!

If you’d like to explore more options for supporting students, faculty, equipment or other priorities in Physics, Don Eisenberg would welcome your call at 865-770-1913 or your email at

  • William Bugg Physics Faculty Scholarship
  • G. Samuel and Betty P. Hurst Scholarship
  • Alvin Herborg Nielsen Scholarship (Graduate)
  • Joan Greene Patterson Scholarship
  • Physics General Scholarship
  • Dorothy and Rufus Ritchie Scholarship
  • Robert and Sue Talley Scholarship
  • Isabel Tipton Scholarship
  • Glenn R. and Elise I. Young Scholarship
Undergraduate Awards
  • Douglas V. Roseberry Memorial Fund
  • Robert Talley Undergraduate Awards
Graduate Awards and Fellowships
  • Paul Stelson Fellowship Fund
  • Fowler-Marion Physics Fund
Other Departmental Funds
  • Robert Birkhoff Endowment
  • Bill and Marian Bugg Physics Fund
  • Wayne Kincaid Award
  • Robert W. Lide Citations
  • James McConnell Endowment
  • James E. Parks Award
  • Physics Enrichment Fund
  • Physics Equipment Fund
  • Lee and Tina Riedinger Fund
  • Jim Trolinger Entrepreneurial Fund

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