There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.
Physics is a challenging subject highly dependent upon mathematical skills, and, for future physics teachers, the numbers sure add up for this scholarship. Winners of the Barbara Lotze Scholarship earn money for college as they start (or further) their education with the desired end game of becoming a high school physics teacher.
Scholarship: Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Physics Teachers
Awarding Organization: American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
Amount: $2,000 plus complimentary membership to AAPT for one year
Eligible Students: Graduating high school senior or current undergraduate student enrolled in a two-year or four-year college or university. Students must be planning a path that leads them to a career as a high school physics teacher.
How to Apply: Submit online application.
Deadline: December 1
Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.