NCCAVS Undergraduate Scholarship

The Northern California Chapter of the AVS (NCCAVS) is awarding an undergraduate scholarship for student(s) who show exceptional promise in areas of interest to the AVS.  The AVS is an interdisciplinary, professional society that supports networking among academic, industrial, government, and consulting professionals involved in a variety of disciplines - chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, all engineering disciplines, business, sales, etc. through common interests related to the basic science, technology development, and commercialization of materials, interfaces, and processing area.
The scholarship is for $5,000 per year, renewable up to four years as long as the student remains in good standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  The student must be enrolled full time in a scientific or technical area of study relevant to the AVS. The awardee will receive a complimentary student membership in the AVS and will be given the opportunity to participate and organize the NCCAVS annual equipment exhibition, technical symposium, and student poster session.
Requirements for the scholarship include:
  • First or second year undergraduate student enrolled in a 4-year college or university within the geographic bounds of the NCCAVS (which includes California zip codes 93700-96099 and Nevada)
  • Declared major in a field that displays relevance to the AVS.
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
To apply, submit the following materials to
  • A one-page statement of purpose, describing the applicant’s career interests and how it may be relevant and contribute to the mission of the AVS. (See for more information)
  • One letter of recommendation from someone who can assess the student’s potential for areas of interest to the AVS. (The letter may be sent separately by the reference)
  • Unofficial Academic Transcript.  Abbreviations of classes should be correlated with class titles if not provided on the transcript. Official Transcripts will be required prior to award