Scholarships of $3,000 per student will be awarded through a competitive process at Oregon Space Grant affiliated colleges and universities in Oregon. These awards will be offered in two disbursements, the first award in the amount of $1,500 during the Winter term, and the second disbursement in the amount of $1,500 during the Spring term (upon proof of satisfactory academic progress).
This scholarship program supports the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) objectives of fostering and encouraging career goals in science, technology, engineering, math, and science education, which in turn supports the aerospace industry. These scholarships are specifically intended to reward continuing students as they complete their academic studies in a science, technology, engineering, math, or education degree. Individuals from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Note: Students receiving awards in past competitions may apply and receive awards for subsequent competitions
Nine (9) awards will be offered each year to junior and senior students who are nearing completion of a 4-year degree in a science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), or STEM education. Students must be enrolled full-time at a 4-Year institution (included in the official list of Oregon Space Grant member institutions) and must provide proof of both successful academic progress and continued study in a STEM discipline.
For the 2010 Winter term competitions, dates and deadlines for all member colleges and universities are as follows:
• Application Deadline: January 8, 2010
• Renewal Deadline: May 7, 2010
Scholarships are open to Juniors and Seniors who meet the following eligibility criteria:
• Student is enrolled full-time at a 4-Year member institution (see list of member institutions at http://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/members.html) during the period of the award
• Student is pursuing an undergraduate degree in a science, technology, engineering, or math discipline, including math or science education.
• Student maintains good academic standing
• Student is a U.S. Citizen
Renewal disbursements, scheduled for the Spring term, will be awarded upon submission of a brief student statement and unofficial transcript proving successful academic progress. A formal request for these materials will be sent via email at the end of April. Awardees should follow instructions provided in the formal renewal request. All renewal materials are due no later than May 7, 2010.
For full application instructions, including application forms, please download the scholarship guide from the Oregon Space Grant website at http://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/OSGC_Scholarship_Programs.doc or