Professor Frank Pomilla Award for Science Teaching Candidates (DeadLine)

This award is in honor of Dr. Frank Pomilla, Emeritus Professor of Physics and a founding member of York College. He was the first chair of the original Department of Natural Sciences. He retired from York in 1992. With the assistance of his colleagues and friends, his children have established this award in honor of Dr. Pomilla’s love of and dedication to York College and its students. The purposes of this award are to recognize academic excellence and to provide financial aid to students who have made a commitment to teach science, especially physics.
When Mar 31, 2012
from 10:05 AM to 10:05 AM
Where AC-4DA1
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Contact Phone 718-262-2347
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The Dr. Frank Pomilla Award aims to recognize and provide financial support to a rising senior who has declared Physics or another Natural Science as his/her major with the goal of teaching science. The award is $1,000.00 and it will be presented at the Annual York College Honors Ceremony.


  • Student must be full-time rising senior (at least 85 credits completed) with at least 60 credits completed at York College.

  • Student must be a Natural Science major, preferably in Physics, with a minor in education.

  • Students must have a 3.50 GPA or higher in the major at the time of the award.

  • Student should also have an overall GPA of 3.50 or higher or otherwise be a strong candidate with strong letters of recommendation from faculty in science and in education.

  • Students must submit the application below


Submit a complete written application, including two letters of recommendation from your professors or advisors by hard copy or email to the Chairman of the Department of Earth and Physical Sciences by March 31 of your junior year according to the instructions below.

Last name:

First name:

Student ID #:

Students must complete steps 1 and 2 below:

  1. In an attachment, please write an essay of 500 words or less that includes the following:

    1. What inspired you to become a physics (or natural science) major

    2. Why you chose York College

    3. Your career goals; why you want to teach science.

  2. Please have two (2) faculty members, one (1) from your science major and one (1) from the Department of Education, separately email to the Chairman of the Department of Earth and Physical Sciences Confidential Letters of Recommendation or attach the sealed letters of recommendation to your hard copy application.