Scholarships for American Indians


Tribes and Nations  - Misc. and Other Minorities


American Physical Society Scholarships for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors

American Physical Society
Attn: Committee on Minorities
One Physics Ellipse
College park, MD 20740-3844
(301) 209-3232         Fax: (301) 209-0865


To provide financial assistance to Native American and other underrepresented minority students interested in studying physics on the undergraduate level.


Any African American, Hispanic American, or Native American who plans to major in physics and who is a higher school senior or college freshman or sophomore may apply.  U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. The selection committee especially encourages applications from students who are attending or planning to attend institutions with historically or predominantly Black, Hispanic, or Native American enrollment.   Selection is based on commitment to the study of physics and plans to work on a physics baccalaureate degree.


1year; renewable for 1 additional year with the approval of the APS selection committee.

Additional information

APS conducts this program, which began in 1980 as the Corporate-Sponsored Scholarships for Minority Undergraduate Students Who major in Physics, in conjunction with the Corporate Associates of the American Institute of Physics.  Each scholarship is sponsored by a corporation, which is normally designated as the sponsor.  A corporation generally sponsors from 1 to 1- scholarships, depending upon its size and utilization of physics in the business.

Number awarded 

Varies each year; recently, 26 of these scholarships were awarded


February of each year