The AAPT Board of Directors offers scholarships for future high school physics teachers. These scholarships, supported by an endowment funded by Barbara Lotze, are available only to U.S. citizens attending U.S. schools.
- Sponsored by: AAPT Board of Directors
- Stipend: Up to $3,000
- Membership: Complimentary AAPT Student Membership for one year
This scholarship is exclusively for U.S. citizens attending U.S. schools who have a passion for becoming high school physics teachers. The eligibility criteria include:
- Undergraduate Students: Enrolled or planning to enroll in physics teacher preparation curricula.
- High School Seniors: Entering physics teacher preparation programs at the undergraduate level.
- Declare Intent: Applicants must declare their intent to pursue a career in physics teaching at the high school level.
- Educational Enrollment:
- Be an undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited two-year college, four-year college, or university.
- Alternatively, be a high school senior accepted for enrollment in such institutions.
- Career Focus: Pursuing or planning to pursue a course of study leading toward a career in physics teaching in high schools.
- Academic Promise: Demonstrate promise of success in studies related to physics teaching.
- Citizenship: Must be a citizen of the United States of America.
Note: The scholarship may be granted to an individual for each of four years, providing consistent support throughout their academic journey.
The Barbara Lotze Scholarship is a unique opportunity for aspiring high school physics teachers to receive financial assistance and support for their commitment to physics education. Successful applicants not only receive a stipend of up to $3,000 but also enjoy a complimentary one-year AAPT Student Membership. If you are dedicated to shaping the future of physics education at the high school level, consider applying for this prestigious scholarship.