Southern University and A&M College sophomore Ronald
Alexander has been awarded the 2010 American Physical Society Scholarship for
Minority Undergraduate Physics majors.
The award is presented by the APS
Committee on Minorities in Physics based on the student's academic record in
physics, their potential, and commitment to the major of physics.
Alexander, a graduate of the SU
Laboratory School, is also a Space Grant Scholar student in Southern's
nationally honored Timbuktu Academy.
The scholarship "means I will have
more support for my education and it a means to help me become successful," the
Baton Rouge native said.
The scholarship awards a stipend of
$3,000, which will be paid in two installments, with the first installment in
September and second in February 2011. The scholarship is to be used for
education purposes only.
The APS scholarship program also includes the
appointment of a local mentor who will provide advice related to physics
education and career opportunities.