About the Funds
Sigma Pi Sigma and the Society of Physics Students rely in great part on individual donations to continue offering the invaluable programs and services we have available. Those who give and invest in our Endowment Fund, make certain the legacy of these two organizations will remain steadfast as the principle of the endowment is never disturbed and the interest grows to expand our programs. Several of our scholarships and awards are given through the generosity of the Endowment Fund.
Through the Annual Fund, we are able to maintain our annual outreach and as the contributions to this fund expand, offer that much more to the future of the physical sciences community on a regular basis. Mary Beth Monroe
In memory of Mary Beth Monroe, lifelong champion and member of the SPS, friends and colleagues are encouraged to support an endowed scholarship in her name. Mather Policy Internships
The John and Jane Mather Foundation for Science and the Arts and the American Institute of Physics (AIP) have created the Mather Policy Intern Program, a program that sends two undergraduate physics majors to Washington, DC, each summer where they will spend their break working in Congress or in other government offices where policy is formulated.
Aysen Tunca Memorial Scholarship
The Aysen Tunca Memorial Scholarship was established in her honor by her son Tunay and his fiancée, Catherine Meyers. The scholarship recognizes a female undergraduate student majoring in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field. Aysen Tunca was born in Turkey in 1938 and overcame great obstacles to complete her education when women were not encouraged to obtain higher education.