Diversity: Scholarships & Awards

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Awards, fellowships, scholarships and other funding sources available for under-represented minorities in physics.

Harold Q & Charlotte Mae Fuller Fund | AAPT
An endowment fund created to enhance the internationalization of AAPT membership through funding to physics teachers in developing countries with nonconvertible currencies.

Herman R. Branson Pauling Poster Prize | ACA
At each annual ACA meeting the (7) best graduate or undergraduate (no post-docs) poster presentations receive Pauling awards. Each award consists of $250, a complimentary banquet ticket, and a copy of a Linus Pauling book.

AMS Scholarship for Underserved Communities | AMS
Funding for minority students traditionally under-represented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students is available via AMS/Industry Minority Scholarships Awards.

Blewett Fellowship | APS
The Blewett Fellowship enables women to return to physics research careers after having had to interrupt those careers.

James E. West Fellowship | ASA
In 1992 the Acoustical Society of America established a Minority Fellowship with the goal of supporting Hispanic, African American and Native American students in their pursuit of graduate-level degrees in acoustics. The fellowship was renamed the James E. West Fellowship in 2018.

Future Faces of Physics Awards | SPS
SPS challenges its members (and the larger physics community) to reflect on the under-representation of minority groups in physics and take initiatives to rectify the situation.