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American Physical Society Minority Scholarship

DEADLINE: February 7, 2014

Any African-American, Hispanic American, or Native American U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is majoring or planning to major in physics, and who is a high school senior, college freshman, or sophomore is eligible to apply for the scholarship. Engineering physics and applied physics majors also welcome to apply.

Award

The award consists of $2000 per year for new minority scholars, and $3000 per year for renewal students to be used for tuition, room & board, and educational materials. In addition, each student is paired with both a local mentor at their institution, and an APS mentor. These physicist mentors provide support and assistance to the students as they navigate their education and plan for future careers.

Rules & Eligibility

Any African-American, Hispanic American, or Native American U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is majoring or planning to major in physics, and who is a high school senior, college freshman, or sophomore is eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Application Requirements

You will need to create an APS account and apply for an APS Minority Scholarship online. You must fill out all five parts of the online application and have all of the required documentation sent to our office. Incomplete application packages will not be considered. The final application should include:

      One completed online student application form with personal statement.

      Two completed reference forms in sealed envelopes with reference's signature across the seal, or the form may be scanned and emailed to our office from the reference's institutional email account. At least one of the references must be from a science or math teacher/professor. For renewal students, both references must be from math or science professors

      Current, official transcripts in sealed envelopes with registrar's stamp or seal across envelope's seal

  • High school senior: cumulative high school transcripts

  • College freshmen: high school and college transcripts.

  • College sophomores: college transcripts.

      Academic aptitude test scores (SAT, ACT) sent directly to the APS Office. The Educational Testing Service code for sending SAT scores to APS is 0634; the ACT code for the APS is 2675.

 

Apply to be an APS Minority Scholar

Application Instruction Guide: https://secure.aps.org/scholarship/Application_Instruction_Guide.pdf