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Each year, the APS bestows the Edward A. Bouchet Award upon an African American, Hispanic American or Native American physicist who has made remarkable contributions to physics. Edward Bouchet graduated as valedictorian of the Hopkins Grammar School class of 1870, and in 1874, became the first African American to receive a Ph.D. at an American University (Yale), and it happened to be in physics.

The Bouchet Award was originally supported by the Research Corporation, a private foundation for the advancement of science and technology. When their funding ended, it was temporarily sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and is now fully endowed through the generosity of APS donors. Every two years, COM and the APS Awards Committee form a special selection committee to choose a Bouchet Award winner.