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Harvey Washington Banks Scholarship in Astronomy

Scholarship Provider: National Society of Black Physicists
Application Deadline: 01/08/2010
Description: The National Society of Black Physicists offers these scholarships in commemoration of these pioneering astronomers, astrophysicists and space scientists.

Dr. Harvey Washington Banks was the first African American to receive the Ph.D. degree specifically in astronomy. He earned his degree at George Washington University in 1961. Dr. Banks taught physics and astronomy at Delaware State College and Howard University. His research interests included determination of orbits, celestial mechanics, high dispersion spectroscopy, and the geodetic determinations from the observations of solar eclipse and satellites.
Scholarship Amount: $1000
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School Type Requirement: Four Year College or Research University
Applicant Class Requirement: Junior or Senior
Minority Status Requirement: African American
Awards Given: 1
Length of Award: One Time Award

Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Scholarship Committee Chair
National Society of Black Physicists
6704G Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22205
Phone: 703-536-4207
Fax: 703-536-4203
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