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41 Minority Scholarships awarded for 2013-2014
The APS Committee on Minorities in physics recently selected 27 new students and 14 renewal students for the 2013-2014 APS Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors. This merit-based scholarship provides each recipient with a monetary award of $2K - $3K, and pairs the students with a mentor at their institution as well as a mentor from the Committee on Minorities. The committee also selected 17 students for Honorable Mention. These students are being recognized for their accomplishments and are deemed by the committee to have great potential in the field of physics.

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Planning a colloquium for women or minorities? Check out these APS speakers lists

APS offers online databases of both women and minority physicists who are willing to give talks on a variety of subjects. The lists include names, contact information, and talk titles.

And don’t forget that travel grants are available for institutions inviting women speakers. Find more information about these travel grants.

Women in Physics (WIPHYS) Email Group
The Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP) invites you to join WIPHYS, its electronic mailing list. WIPHYS is sent weekly and includes funding, job, and professional development opportunities for women. WIPHYS was “officially” started in January 1993, and now has over 900 subscribers. Join the Women in Physics Email Group today.

Network with other physicists on LinkedIn
Join the LinkedIn groups for Minorities in Physics and Women in Physics and start networking today!

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Editor: Alan Chodos
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