Scholarship Application Open for African American Undergraduates Pursuing Physics, Astronomy - Deadline Extended
FEBRUARY 22, 2023
TEAM-UP Together will award Black students scholarships of $10,000 per academic year to ease the financial burdens that may prevent them from completing their undergraduate degree in physics or astronomy.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2023 – The deadline for The TEAM-UP Together Scholarship Program has been extended to April 7, 2023. The date has been updated in the release below.
The TEAM-UP Together Scholarship Program is underway and will continue to accept applications for its next round of need-based scholarships until April 7, 2023. The scholarship program is one of TEAM-UP Together’s strategies aimed at doubling the number of African Americans earning bachelor’s degrees in physics and astronomy by 2030. The awards of $10,000 per academic year are to be used for tuition, fees, or supplies.
In December 2022, the TEAM-UP Together Scholarship Program selected its first cohort of 31 scholars. The application for the next round opened in November 2022, closes on April 7, 2023, and will culminate in another cohort of scholars announced this summer.
To apply, students must be African American or Black undergraduates majoring in physics or astronomy at accredited U.S. colleges or universities. Only students who are at the sophomore level or higher are eligible, but freshmen may apply for sophomore year funding. All eligible students can and should reapply each year for additional years of funding.
The online application requires written statements, a transcript, a certification of good academic standing from the student’s academic department, and one letter of recommendation. Students with any questions about the application can reach out to TEAMUPscholarships@aip.org for direct support.
The selection committee will consider applicants’ potential, intention, and commitment to continued academic development toward a bachelor’s degree in physics or astronomy and their level of financial need.
These awards are part of the multimillion-dollar TEAM-UP Together program that provides direct funding and support to African American undergraduate students majoring in physics or astronomy and to physics and astronomy higher education departments for efforts that align with the TEAM-UP Together mission.
TEAM-UP Together’s multifaceted approach will engage a variety of stakeholders within the scientific ecosystem, including faculty, departments, institutions, professional societies, funding organizations, policy leaders, and more, to effect systemic change and double the number of Black students earning bachelor’s degrees in physics and astronomy.