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Frank Pomilla Award for Science Teaching Scholarship

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.

To award and recognize academic excellence and to provide financial aid to students who have made a commitment to teaching science, especially physics.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Full-time Student (Must be registered for at least 12 credits)
  2. Junior class standing (excluding graduating seniors)
  3. Student must be a Natural Science major, preferably in Physics with a minor in Education
  4. Must have a G.P.A. of 3.25 or higher



Spring Semester


  • Biology (BA)
  • Biology (BS)
  • Chemistry (BS)
  • Earth and Physical Sciences (BS)
  • Physics (BS)

Application Form

Personal Information
GPA Requirements
Financial/Employment Status
Essays/Letters of Recommendation
I understand that all the information contained in this application will be treated confidentially an will be used for institutional purposes.
I hereby give York College permission to share my name with the scholarship Donor if I am selected as the scholar recipient.
I understand that my application will not be processed until the recommendation form and a recommendation letter from a faculty in science and/or education have been returned to the inbox before the deadline. (Link to download recommendation form will be available once the application is submitted)

One letter of recommendation is required from a faculty in science and/or education in addition to the completion of the RECOMMENDATION FORM and return them to: