AAPT was established in 1930 with the fundamental goal of ensuring the “dissemination of knowledge of physics, particularly by way of teaching.” Founders Homer L. Dodge, Paul E. Klopsteg, and William S. Webb led the effort to organize the first association dedicated to improving physics education. Today, that vision is supported by members around the world. The AAPT Executive Board offers the AAPT Barbara Lotze Scholarship for future high school physics teachers. These scholarships are supported by an endowment funded by Barbara Lotze. Applicants must declare their intent to prepare for and engage in a career in physics teaching at the high school level
Who is eligible to apply for the AAPT Barbara Lotze Scholarship ?
- an undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited two-year college, four-year college or a university; or a high school senior accepted for such enrollment.
- pursuing, or planning to pursue, a course of study leading toward a career in physics teaching in the high schools.
- showing promise of success in their studies, and
- a citizen of the United States of America.
How much is the AAPT Barbara Lotze Scholarship worth?
Successful applicants receive a stipend of up to $2,000 and a complimentary AAPT Student Membership for one year. The scholarship may be granted to an individual for each of four years.
When is the application due?
Applications in which all materials, including letters of recommendation must be received by December 1st for consideration at the winter meeting of the AAPT Executive Board.
Best of luck to all applicants!