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2013 Minority Undergraduate Summer Experience Program

Scholarship Provider: American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)
Application Deadline: 02/04/2013
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.
Scholarship Amount: stipend of $4,000 US
Scholarship Website:
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: 5-10
Length of Award: One Time Award
Other Comments: 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. Applicants shall 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 and junior level courses in modern physics/quantum mechanics and electricity and magnetism or equivalent courses in engineering sciences. Summer Undergraduate Fellowships are restricted to  U.S. Citizens, Canadian Citizens, and Permanent Residents of the U.S.  

2. The summer fellow will receive a stipend of $4,000 for the 10-week period.  This is not a salary; it is meant solely to subsidize students so that they may participate in the program.  The $4,000 stipend will be paid by the AAPM in two equal installments. If the summer fellow does not complete the full summer internship program they shall not receive the full stipend.

The summer fellow is responsible for health or any other insurance. The AAPM will not provide any form of insurance coverage for the fellow at any time and specifically will not provide any insurance coverage for the fellow while they are working and in a residence at a host institution for their summer experience. The mentor is encouraged to work proactively with the host institution to establish appropriate insurance coverage for the summer fellow ahead of their arrival. This might be achieved for example by the institution designating the Fellow as a "worker", "student trainee", "volunteer" or other appropriate personnel category. There are no other benefits.

The fellowship will be for a period of 10 weeks during the summer academic period (May to September ), which is mutually suitable to the mentor and fellow.

The website does not specify the number of awards given.  In 2012, six (6) awards were given.

Please see website for application and more 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
Phone: (301) 209-3394
Fax: (301) 209-0862
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