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Robert A. Ellis Scholarship in Physics

Scholarship Provider: National Society of Black Physicists
Application Deadline: 01/08/2010
Description: Bob Ellis earned his doctorate at the University of Iowa. Upon obtaining his Ph.D., he was a professor at Tennessee A&I (now Tennessee State University) where he had taught before leaving for Iowa to earn his doctorate.  In 1956 he began working with a group in Princeton working on Project Matterhorn, which was studying magnetic confinement and heating of plasmas in stellarators for controlled fusion.  He quickly became a key member of the team.  From 1956 until his death in 1999, Robert Ellis was head of experimental projects at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.  He was internationally recognized as a pioneer in modern experimental plasma physics.

This scholarship is supported the friends and colleagues of Dr. Ellis at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.
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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