National Mentoring Community: Supporting Diversity in Physics
National Mentoring Community

TEAM-UP Together Scholarship

The TEAM-UP Together Scholarship Program (TUTSP) developed by TEAM-UP Together Lead Partners and administered by SPS, will support African American students in the pursuit and attainment of their bachelor’s degrees in physics and astronomy. These awards of up to $10,000 aim to reduce the financial barriers that prevent Black students from completing their undergraduate degree programs in physics and astronomy. In the pilot phase, TEAM-UP Together Scholarship awards will be limited to African American physics undergraduates at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs), and African American astronomy undergraduates at all accredited higher education institutions. Over time, these awards will be expanded to African American physics students at all institutions.

These scholarships are generously supported by Simons Foundation and Simons Foundation International.


  • For 2022 Only: TU-T will accept applications on a rolling basis until funding is expended with the following deadlines:
    • October 10 (Applicants Notified October 24)
    • November 15 (Applicants Notified November 29)
  • Applications that are received after funds have been expended will roll over to the following scholarship cycle which begins Nov. 16 and has a deadline in March 2023.
  • Funds are expected to be disbursed within 2 weeks of receiving completed W-9 and ACH information.

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