2018 Barbara Lotze Scholarship Winners


College Park, Maryland, United States, January 24, 2019 — The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) announced the winners of the 2018 Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Teachers.

Undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in physics teacher preparation curricula and high school seniors entering such programs are eligible. Successful applicants receive a stipend of up to $2,000 and a complimentary AAPT Student Membership for one year. The scholarship may be granted to an individual for each of four years.

Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for the Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Teachers.  Applicants must declare their intent to prepare for, and engage in, a career in physics teaching at the high school level and must, at the time the scholarship funds are received by the student, be:

  • an undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited two-year college, four-year college or a university; or a high school senior accepted for such enrollment.
  • pursuing, or planning to pursue, a course of study leading toward a career in physics teaching in the high schools.    
  • showing promise of success in their studies, and
  • a citizen of the United States of America.

The 2018 scholarship recipients are:

  • Genna Brunetta, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey
  • Marianna Carella, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey
  • Kaelin Fabian, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Marika Fox, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Jason Holbrook, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
  • Melissa Kovar, Boston University,Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Chloe Schmidt, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
  • Danielle Schurhammer, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming
  • Nathan Wildenberg, UW-River Falls, University of Wisconsin – River Falls, Wisconsin
  • Krystina Williamson, Barnard College, New York, New York

Previous Scholarship Winners
A list of previous winners can be found on the AAPT website at http://www.aapt.org/programs/grants/lotze.cfm.

About AAPT
The AAPT is the premier national organization and authority on physics and physical science education with members worldwide. Our mission is to advance the greater good through physics education. We provide our members with many opportunities for professional development, communication, and student enrichment. We serve the larger community through a variety of programs and publications. AAPT was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in the American Center for Physics in College Park, Maryland.

For more information: Contact David Wolfe, Director of Communications, dwolfe@aapt.org, (301) 209-3322, (301) 209-0845 (Fax)