Davis-Bahcall Scholarship


Named for two great physicists, the Davis-Bahcall scholarship is intended to spark an interest and promote the exploration of science in South Dakota youth.  Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Ray Davis and Dr. John Bimage of 2011 Davis Bahcall scholarsahcall are the two scientists most responsible for the field of solar neutrino physics and neutrino astronomy.


The Davis-Bahcall Scholarship, sponsored by 3M, provides the opportunity for up to 12 high school students or college freshmen to spend part of their summer learning about cutting-edge particle physics.  This year’s recipients will study at the Sanford Lab at Homestake in Lead, S.D., the Soudan Mine in northern Minnesota, and Princeton University in New Jersey (students accompanied by chaperone) . Coursework covers physics and a variety of other science and engineering topics and college credit is available.  Participants have the opportunity to interact and learn from distinguished professors from all over the world.

Eligibility and More Information

Students wanting to participate in the program must be 18 years of age at the time of travel, be a high school senior or college freshman at the time of application and have attended a South Dakota school.  For more details about eligibility requirements and the overall program, please check out the SD Department of Education website link at http://doe.sd.gov/secretary/scholarships.asp.


Application Deadline:  Has now passed.  Check back in early 2012.

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