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2012 Minority Undergraduate Summer Experience Program

Scholarship Provider: American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)
Application Deadline: 02/02/2012
Description: The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Minority Undergraduate Summer Experience Program (MUSE) is designed to expose minority undergraduate university students to the field of medical physics by performing research or assisting with clinical service at a U.S. institutions (university, clinical facility, laboratory, etc). The charge of MUSE is specifically to encourage minority students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) or non-Minority Serving Institutions (nMSI) to gain such experience and apply to graduate programs in medical physics.

Preference will be made to applicants that have declared a major or be eligible to declare a major in physics, engineering, or other science. Applicant must have completed courses in mathematics at least
through differential equations, modern physics/quantum mechanics, electricity and magnetism or equivalent courses in engineering sciences
Scholarship Amount: stipend of $4,000 US
Scholarship Website: http://www.aapm.org/education/MUSE/
School Type Requirement: Four Year College
Applicant Class Requirement: Junior or Senior or student with at least 2 years of undergraduate studies completed
Minority Status Requirement: See application for details
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Awards Given: 2
Length of Award: One Time Award
Other Comments: 1. Eligibility- Each applicant shall have completed at least 2 years of their undergraduate studies, but shall not have graduated, i.e. rank of junior or senior. Preference will be made to applicants that have declared a major or be eligible to declare a major in physics, engineering, or other science, which requires mathematics at least through differential equations, modern physics/quantum mechanics, electricity and magnetism or equivalent courses in engineering sciences. Minority Undergraduate Summer Experience fellowships are restricted to U.S. citizens, Canadian citizens and Permanent residents of the U.S.

2. Award Period- The fellowship will be for a period of 10 weeks during the summer academic period (May 1 to September).

The website does not specify the number of awards given.  In 2011, 2  awards were given.

Please see website for application details.

Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Jacqueline Ogburn
American Association of Physicists in Medicine Attn: Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740-3846
Email: jackie@aapm.org
Phone: (301) 209-3394
Fax: (301) 209-0862