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Established in 1980 by APS, this highly successful program is able, as a result of funding from the Campaign, to increase the number of scholarships awarded annually to its highly qualified pool of applicants. The program supports African-American, Hispanic American, or Native American U.S. citizen or permanent residents who are majoring or planning to major in physics, and who are a high school senior, college freshman, or sophomore.
The program consists of three support components:
Not only is this program very successful in retaining bright minority students in physics at the undergraduate level, but an impressive 20% have also gone one to earn their Ph.D. in physics.
Additional information can be found at http://www.aps.org/programs/minorities/honors/scholarship