VSGC Undergraduate STEM Research Scholarship Program

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Amount
Awarded

$8,500

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 31

Friday
Awarded By:

Virginia Space Grant Consortium

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Varies, approximately 15 new awards offered each year.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must major in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) field, and must demonstrate an interest in aerospace or supporting NASA's mission.
  4. Must be enrolled at one of the five Virginia Space Grant universities (College of William and Mary, Hampton University, Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Insitute and State University).
  5. Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  6. Must be enrolled full time.
  7. Must be a college junior or senior during the current academic year.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available for U.S. college juniors or seniors who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and are enrolled in a field of study that includes coursework related to an understanding of or interest in aerospace. Students must be enrolled at one of the five Virginia Space Grant Consortium universities.

Application requirements for the VSGC Undergraduate STEM Research Scholarship Program are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Resume
Additional Information: The VSGC Undergraduate STEM Research Scholarship Program is a competivite scholarship program, funded by NASA and the Commonwealth of Virginia contributions, with the goals of: Promoting undergraduate aerospace research while recognizing high academic achievement and promise; Increasing participation of underrepresented minorities, females and students with disabilities in aerospace-related careers; Implementing the goals of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The program provides awards to rising juniors and seniors who are enrolled full-time in a program of study in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) and have a specific faculty-mentored research project that has NASA or aerospace relevance. 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.

Award Amount: Awards are one-year, non-renewable scholarships limited to a $3,000 student stipend per an academic year and a $3,500 stipend during summer terms (recipients must specify the summer term for which he/she wishes to receive funds on the application). Students may request an additional $1,000 research allocation for materials and travel to support research activities conducted during the academic year and/or a $1,000 research allocation during the summer. The maximum award per year cannot exceed $8,500.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $8,500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 31

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 31

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 academic goals; a plan of study which should consist of an outline of indended coursework for the remainder of his/her undergraduate degree program; a resume of career/qualifications, any relevant education information, and significant accomplishments; and unofficial transcripts for all institutions. Students must also provide the names and contact information for two references, one of which must be the student's faculty adviser. Letters of recommendation should assess the applicant's potential as well as his/her progress and academic achievements. VSGC will contact both references via email to request a letter of recommendation on behalf of the student. References will be provided with a link to submit the recommendation. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on the deadline date.
Contact: Nick Koltun
Address: 600 Butler Farm Road, Suite 2253 Hampton, Virginia 23666

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