The AIP-SPS Emergency Scholarship was established by the Society of Physics Students, the American Institute of Physics (AIP), and donors to provide relief funding for students impacted negatively by the COVID-19 pandemic and effects thereof. With many impacted during the 2019-2020 academic year and future implications likely, many undergraduate physics and astronomy students have been displaced, lost employment, had summer internship opportunities become unavailable, or need financial assistance to continue their studies.
The SPS National Office echoes the AIP statement on Racism and Protests: we support our black students, stand with those who are victims of police brutality and racism, and support those who are protesting for change. As a professional association of students, we collectively have a duty to call out injustice when we see it and be active elements of change.
Many colleges and universities have moved online for the rest of this academic year and into the summer. This has affected all undergraduate students in some way, especially our seniors who are seeing major changes to the traditions that come with being on campus and during graduation. To honor our seniors, SPS will be holding a Virtual Senior Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, May 21 at 3 PM EST.
All are welcome to join! SPS members, seniors, faculty, family and friends. Register today!