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Harvey Washington Banks Scholarship in Astronomy
|Scholarship Provider:||National Society of Black Physicists|
|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.
|School Type Requirement:||Four Year College or Research University
|Applicant Class Requirement:||Junior or Senior
|Minority Status Requirement:||African American
|Length of Award:||One Time Award
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