University of California, Riverside

UC Riverside Foundation Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

Robert Wild Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

Robert Wild Family Endowed Scholarship Fund


Physics and Astronomy D01057


Graduate or Undergraduate Student Support

History and Purpose:

The late Dr. Robert I. Wild was the first Physicist to join the UCR faculty and was responsible for establishing the Physics laboratories on campus. During his academic career at UCR, he served three terms as Chair of the Department of Physics, was named Fulbright Lecturer during the 1981-82 academic year, and National Science Foundation Fellow. In 1973, he received UCR's Distinguished Teaching Award. In June 1992, with gifts of the income from their Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust, Dr. Wild and his wife, Elleta, created the Robert Wild Family Endowed Scholarship. The funds support undergraduate or graduate students in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences whose studies focus on math and/or the physical sciences.

Selection and Guidelines:

The award is given to one or more undergraduate or graduate students whose area of focus is physics and/or math. For undergraduate student prospects, preference is to be given to a student who is participating in NCAA athletics with a grade point minimum of 3.0. Equal consideration is given to women and men. Selection is by a committee named by the Physics Department.

 Request for Information:

There is no application procedure for students. All students within the department are eligible to receive awards based on the criteria of the donor(s) and recommendations from the department chair and faculty mentors.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Office of Development
1955 Chicago Avenue, Ste. 200, Riverside, CA 92507

Roberta Albert
Assistant Director for Stewardship and Donor Relations
Tel: (951) 827-5247

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