TEAM-UP Together Scholarship

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TEAM-UP Together proudly announces the launch of a game-changing multimillion-dollar scholarship program focused on rolling back underrepresentation of African American students in physics and astronomy over the next five years.

The TEAM-UP Together Scholarship Program will provide financial assistance to those students to help them achieve their bachelor's degrees. These awards of up to $10,000 per student per school year aim to reduce the financial barriers preventing many Black students from completing their undergraduate degree programs in physics and astronomy.

The scholarship initiative will help Black students in need with expenses that assist the students in continuing or completing their undergraduate education. The money could be used for tuition and fees required for enrollment or attendance at an educational institution, or for fees, books, equipment, or other related expenses required for courses or internships.

During the first year of the scholarship program, students must be attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities or Predominantly Black Institutions to be eligible for the scholarship, but over time, these awards will be expanded to African American students at all institutions across the United States. The scholarships will be administered by AIP's Society of Physics Students, on behalf of the TEAM-UP Together partner societies.

In 2022, TEAM-UP Together will accept applications on a rolling basis until funding is expended, with the following deadlines:

Deadline Applicants Notified
18 July 1 August
29 August 12 September
10 October 24 October
15 November 29 November


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TEAM-UP Together is a collective impact initiative led by the American Institute of PhysicsAmerican Association of Physics TeachersAmerican Astronomical SocietyAmerican Physical Society, and Society of Physics Students to support the scientific community to take the next bold step in doubling the number of African American students earning physics and astronomy bachelor's degrees annually by 2030. The program is funded by a $12.5 million grant from the Simons Foundation and Simons Foundation International. To learn more, check out