Rossing Scholars

Rossing Scholarships for Outstanding Students in Physics

Each year, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) awards the Rossing Scholarships in Physics in recognition of excellence in physics scholarship amongst the undergraduates at the network of 26 ELCA Colleges and Universities. These competitive scholarships of up to $10,000 were established by a generous gift from Dr. Thomas D. Rossing, a member of the St. Olaf Physics Department from 1957-1971. Most recently, Dr. Rossing was a faculty member of Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics until his passing in July of 2022. Since the award’s inception, more than 130 ELCA college students have received either a $5,000 or $10,000 award. The St. Olaf College Physics Department is proud to have had so many of its students recognized by the Rossing Committee.

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St. Olaf College Physics Department Rossing Scholarship Award Winners

Lily Nestor – ’23
Joshua Cameron – ’23
Rahaf Youssef – ’22
Evan Strong – ’22
Siri Mellem – ’21
Aaron Swanson – ’20
Benj Wollant – ’19
Gabriel McAndrews – ’19
Colin Scheibner – ’17
Daniel Hickox-Young – ’16
Lucas Sletten – ’15

St. Olaf College Physics Department Rossing Honorable Mention Award Winners

Elizabeth Leeser – ’23
Cecelia Dean – ’23
Samip Karki – ’22
Lars Ripley – ’22
Jiayi Wang – ’21
Kayla Gephart – ’20
Brian Nevins – ’19
Emma Dawson – ’18
Kieran Berton – ’18
Emily Witt – ’17
Jordan Dull – ’16
Owen Puls – ’16
Adam Wood – ’16