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The APS Minority Scholarship helps increase the number of under-represented minorities obtaining degrees in physics.  The scholarship  provides funding and mentoring to minority physics students, helping them  enhance their education and for successfully prepare for a variety of   careers.

Through the generosity of corporate and individual donors, the APS has been able to offer the APS Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors (formerly known as the Corporate-Sponsored Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Students Who Major in Physics).

This program, which began in 1980, has graduated students who have received their Ph.D.s in physics and are now working as physics faculty members in universities, as well as research scientists at corporations and national labs. Some past scholars have also become high school physics teachers.

Scholar Selection
Each year, the APS Committee on Minorities in Physics (COM) acts as the selection committee for this scholarship which attracts many excellent applicants.

Eligibility Criteria
Must be African American, Hispanic American, or Native American, majoring or planning to major in physics

Application Requirements

  • Completed application form
  • Current, official transcripts
  • ACT, SAT, and/or any other scholastic aptitude test scores
  • Personal statement
  • Two completed reference forms
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