Oregon Space Grant Freshman/Sophomore Undergraduate Scholarship Program – Deadline January 8, 2010

Scholarships of $2,000 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 $1000 during the Winter term, and the second disbursement in the amount of $1000 during the Spring term (upon proof of satisfactory academic progress and submission of brief 1-page essay/statement of participation).

This scholarship program supports the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) objectives of fostering and encouraging career goals in the aerospace industry. These scholarships are specifically intended to encourage new students as they begin work on a science, technology, engineering, math, or STEM education major. 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.

Seventeen (17) awards will be offered each year to freshman and sophomore students considering (beginning work in) majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), and STEM education. Students must be enrolled full time at Oregon Space Grant member institutions and must provide proof of both successful academic progress and continued work 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 Freshmen and Sophomores who meet the following eligibility criteria:
• Student is enrolled full-time at a 2-Year or 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 a baccalaureate or associate degree in a science, technology, engineering, or math discipline, including math or science education, or is enrolled in at least two science, technology, engineering, math, or education (STEM) courses during the term of application with the intent of pursuing a degree in a STEM field.
• 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
http://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/OSGC_Scholarship_Programs.pdf

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