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Math and Physics Summer Institute

What is the Math and Physics Institute?

The MaPs Institute is a series of opportunities and services in which students receiving funding will be required to participate.  Most financial scholarship awards require a student employment commitment.  In lieu of working at the university, MaPS requires students to attend functions and participate in learning communities related to mathematics and/or physics.  It is a wonderful opportunity for students to meet and interact with their colleagues is a relaxed environment.


Who is eligible for an NSF scholarship?

To be eligible for an NSF scholarship, you must:

  • Be a current or future APSU mathematics or physics student

  • Demonstrate financial need based on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


How is an application packet submitted?

1.  Apply for Admission to APSU and indicate your intended major as Mathematics and/or Physics OR be a current APSU student with Mathematics and/or Physics as your declecared major.  

2.  Complete your FAFSA.

3.  Complete an Online MaPS Application Form.

4.  Ask two teachers or professors who are familiar with your academic talents to submit an Online MaPS Recommendation Form on your behalf.

5.  Email your Resume to MaPS@apsu.edu .  Please format your resume in Word or as a pdf file.


MaPS Student“The physics and mathematics departments at Austin Peay emphasize preparation. A student who completes a program here will be fully prepared to walk any career or educational path he or she chooses to follow. There will be no gap between what you will need to know and what you WILL know. All bases are covered.”

–Adrian Parker, physics major and mathematics minor.
In 2007, Parker began working toward a Master of Science in Physics at Fisk University while taking courses for a Ph.D. in Physics at Vanderbilt University.