AAPT, which stands for the American Association of Physics Teachers, 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. An endowment funded by Barbara Lotze supports these scholarships. Applicants must declare their intent to prepare for and engage in a career in physics teaching at the high school level. This is an amazing opportunity for the right applicants, so physics majors, take advantage and apply!
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
Make sure that you give yourself time to apply and send in all required material, including transcripts.
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 is renewable for each of four years.
When is the scholarship 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.
The scholarship website features the list of previous winners beginning in 1999.
Best of luck to all applicants!