Virginia Space Grant Consortium
A fellowships of $5,000 in add-on support to graduate students to supplement and enhance basic research support, renewable for one additional year.
Varies, approximately 50 new awards offered each year.
The VSGC Graduate STEM Rresearch Fellowship program is a competivite scholarship program, funded by NASA and the Commonwealth of Virginia contributions, with a goal to encourage talented individuals to pursue careers in the aerospace industry that support NASA’s mission. Awardees will be required to certify through their academic department that basic research support of at least $5,000 in matching funds is also being provided before funds are released. These Fellowships are intended to enhance basic graduate support such as graduate research assistantships, graduate teaching assistantships, and non-federal scholarships and fellowships. The scholarship program requires students to participate in an active, identified research activity that has NASA or aerospace applications. The research must be supervised by a faculty mentor. Awardees are required to participate in the VSGC's annual Student Research Conference to be held in late March or early April. Participation includes attendance and active involvement throughout entire conference, a poster presentation (two 30-minute poster sessions), and submission of a research paper for inclusion in the conference proceedings.
Applications are available on the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) website. In addition to the completed application, the student must also submit the following: a statement of his/her academi ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.
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